The never ending war between people with dogs and people without dogs at South Boston's Medal of Honor Park continues to explode in the annals of Boston 311, where workers have now pulled the communal complaint car over and are snarling at the back seat that if you don't cut it out right now, 311 will come back there and bend you like Peter Bent Brigham so help you God. Or words to that effect. Read more
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Update: WCVB reports the dog, a foxhound named Hubert, but nicknamed Bubba, has been rescued.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters are at the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury working to free a dog trapped in a drainage pipe. The park is the former Boston city landfill, now capped with clay, a plastic liner and grass-covered dirt, along with a variety of pipes for draining rain and collecting methane gas.
EastieStrong snapped Max the Bernedoodle as she rested on a walk along the East Boston waterfront this morning.
A couple who live on Fayston Street have sued both the city and the BPD officer they say shot their pet without provocation on July 4, 2018. Read more.
Man left dog chained to pole at Short Beach in Revere to slowly drown in the incoming tide, police say
State Police report arresting a man they say decided he could no longer keep his dog, but rather than go to a shelter, chained the dog to "an exposed steel rod at the edge of a beach, with a large rock attached to the chain to prevent the dog from escaping, and then walked away, leaving the dog to the mercy of the next high tide." Read more.
Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old on charges he fatally shot a dog at 97 Brunswick St. around 11 a.m. on Sunday. Read more.
Tonight we learned, via the city's answers to separate 311 complaints, that it might be best to wait until dog waste left by inconsiderate dog owners has turned kind of solid before contacting 311. Read more.
Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain reported tonight it had run out of capacity to handle any new ER patients and was diverting all but the absolute sickest to other facilities in the area. Read more.
Watertown News reports the attack. which left another dog injured, happened in the area of Walnut Street on Friday night.
Jamaica Plain church members, neighbors to debate whether cemetery should keep doubling as a dog park
Jamaica Plain News alerts us to a July 29 meeting organized by the First Church on Eliot Street about its burying ground. It's fine with dogs, as long as their owners clean up after them, but some neighbors are not.
Raisman reports that Mylo, who broke away and ran during fireworks in the Seaport on July 3, was found today by three good Samaritans - and their dog - all the way down near UMass Boston.
Aly Raisman (yes, that Aly Raisman) reports:
To my followers in the seaport/Boston area…my dog Mylo was terrified of fireworks and ran off. He has a tag on and a leash. Please let me know if you see him. Thank you.
Cambridge Day reports on a bit of uproar surrounding Radcliffe Quadrangle: Nearby residents had long used the space as an unofficial dog park, but when a Harvard student started chasing dogs with a large stick last month, the university responded by banning unleashed dogs. Cambridge Day reports that when one dog owner confronted the H-Man and threatened to call police, he responded by calling his house dean.
The Animal Rescue League is looking for whoever left a French bulldogjust outside the dog park in Peters Park in the South End one weekend in late April. A good Samaritan spotted her and brought her to a local vet, who discovered the dog's rear legs were paralyzed and she was dehydrated, had hemorrhaging in one eye and was running a temperature. Vets determined there was nothing they could do and euthanized her to put her out of her misery. While the dog's condition was hereditary, abandoning a dog is a felony in Massachusetts.
The Street Dog Coalition is sponsoring a clinic later this month for the pets of homeless people or people at risk of becoming homeless. Read more.
Missing South Boston chihuahua dead after well meaning bystander tries to chase after her and she runs into traffic
Boston Animal Control and Care is advising people to not try to chase potentially loose pets because they could bolt and wind up dead, as happened yesterday in South Boston to a chihuahua that had earlier been reported missing along Day Boulevard. Read more.
Police say Cambridge dognapper returns to the scene of the crime, where he is promptly arrested thanks to an alert TV reporter
Cambridge Police are crediting a Channel 7 reporter for the safe return of Titus the Pointer - and the arrest of his alleged dognapper - today, after the guy decided to go walkies with the dog right past the parking lot where he'd allegedly taken him yesterday, and where the reporter was getting ready to do a report on the case. Read more.
City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says it's way past time for Boston to begin installing dog parks outside the "high income neighborhoods" he says have them now - and that the city should be planning them first, rather than waiting for organized groups of dog owners with discretionary income to push for them. Read more.