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By adamg - 11/22/23 - 11:52 am

Boston Police report arresting a woman they say punched and kicked a dog - and smashed it with a glass bottle - on Tremont Street Tuesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 12:00 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission has lifted its advisory against fishing - mostly ignored - boating and letting your dog splash in Jamaica Pond, because the now annual toxic algal bloom has subsided.

By adamg - 10/11/23 - 8:11 am
Photos of dog and suspect

Dog and suspect on scooter carrying the dog. Photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for Princess and the guy they say stole her from the Washington Park Mall, MLK Boulevard and Warren Street in Roxbury, on Friday.

If the dog or dognapper look familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4275 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 10/6/23 - 11:44 am
Where the  hornets are, circled

Hornet hive entrance circled in green.

Complaints that have been bubbling up in a South End Facebook group reached 311 today when a distraught resident filed a complaint about the chaos at the southeast corner of Washington Street at its intersection with East Springfield Street: Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/23 - 11:40 am
Jobee and Remy

Jobee (l) and Remy. Photos by MSPCA.

The MSPCA reports that Jobee, a dog that was among the worst cases of intentional animal starvation the group says it has ever seen, and a second dog, Remy, who was also taken by the MSPCA, have recovered enough that they are now ready for adoption. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/23 - 12:46 pm
Stump, acorn, dog

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the stump of an old sign pole on South Street in Jamaica Plain - and used a couple of aids to show the city just how large the thing is: Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/23 - 9:01 am
Jobee at the MSPCA

Jobee at Angell after some food and treatment. Photo by MSPCA.


Boston Police report arresting Lakeida Burris, 36, yesterday on animal-cruelty charges for the way she allegedly starved one of her two pit-bull dogs and harmed the second.
Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 11:37 am

Heirs to a woman who left her entire estate to her beloved cocker spaniel, Licorice, are feuding over that estate because Licorice died two years before she did, but she didn't change her will before she also left this mortal coil. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/23 - 2:38 pm

They eat their owners' passports days before they're scheduled to fly to Italy to get married, NBC Boston reports.

By adamg - 8/18/23 - 1:28 pm

Boston Animal Care and Control reports five rabid raccoons have been recovered of late in Boston - most recently on Mission Hill: Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/23 - 3:53 pm
Alejandro and his owner reunited at D-4.

Alejandro and his owner reunited at D-4.

Boston Police report finding Alejandro, the missing Fenway chihuahua and the woman they say dognapped him on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/23 - 10:40 pm
Chihuahua and dognapper

Surveillance photo via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a tan and white chihuahua that was stolen at 15 Westland Ave. around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/23 - 6:08 pm
Fuzzy dog and fuzzy flowers in South Boston

Eileen Murphy and friend stopped to take in the hydrangeas on an otherwise gloomy, drizzly kind of day in South Boston.

By adamg - 6/30/23 - 10:22 pm

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about unleashed curs in the Public Garden: Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/23 - 1:28 pm

The mayor's office announced today it's making it pawsible for beer gardens and restaurant patios to serve patrons who want to bring their dogs with them. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/23 - 9:27 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on the proposal for a portion of the FIrst Church cemetery - with caveats that the run would be limited to a group of local dog owners, that they would have to agree to rules and limit the number of dogs at one time, and that the run would be at least 10 feet away from the nearest tombstones and bones. The benefit for the church would be more eyes on its property, possibly reducing the odds of littering and vandalism.

By adamg - 4/20/23 - 9:55 am

Boston Police report two dogs owned by a man on Michigan Avenue near Erie Street in Dorchester attacked and bit one of the officers involved yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/23 - 4:54 pm
Dogs in the Charles River as a train passes by at Millennium Park

A couple of dogs jumped into the Charles River at Millennium Park this afternoon just as an inbound Needham Line train was coming through.

By adamg - 3/23/23 - 10:01 am
State trooper, dog and boulder

State trooper with Killer and the boulder he was attached to. Photo by State Police.

A judge yesterday sentenced Elias Pacheco-Osario, 29, to two years of probation after he admitted to leaving his pet, Killer, to drown in 2021 rather than bring the dog to a shelter when he could no longer care for it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/23 - 4:07 pm
Missing dog

Update: Rose McNugget found, OK.

A dog walker walking a dog in the area of Mt. Vernon and Walnut streets on Beacon Street had the dog stolen today by two guys who got away in a blue Civic. Rose is 9 years old and weighs 11 lbs.

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