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By adamg - 12/23/21 - 3:52 pm

Drew Starr reports that Boston Animal Hospital on Southampton Street has notified customers they are closed "until further notice" due to staffers coming down with Covid-19.

By adamg - 11/27/21 - 11:28 am

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

By adamg - 11/7/21 - 8:56 pm
Bacon the pig

Turlach MacDonagh went to the Brookline Rotary's Dog Day at the Brookline Avenue Playground, where one of the hounds he met was Bacon the Pig. "Truly one magical animal," he reports.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 3:49 pm
Firefighter at Millennium Park drain

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.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 9:24 am
Max and the Boston skyline in early morning light on East Boston waterfront

EastieStrong snapped Max the Bernedoodle as she rested on a walk along the East Boston waterfront this morning.

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By adamg - 10/3/21 - 11:34 pm
Popcorn the hedgehog

Just when you think you've seen it all on the Orange Line. Roving UHub photographer Dan Peters spotted this hedgehog, named Popcorn, just chillin' near Mass. Ave. this evening, while his owner sat across from him, just watching people's reactions and laughing.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:20 am
Chicken on Washington Street in Roslindale

Roving UHub photographer OneTaoApe shows us the scene on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue in Roslindale early this morning. So why did the chicken cross the road? To get some breakfast at the pet supply store.

By adamg - 9/8/21 - 1:04 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/7/21 - 12:18 am
Killer, the trooper who helped save him and the pole he was chained to.

Dog trooper who helped find his alleged failed killer and the pole he was chained to. Photos by State Police.

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.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 10:09 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 11:04 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 10:54 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/17/21 - 11:38 am

Watertown News reports the attack. which left another dog injured, happened in the area of Walnut Street on Friday night.

By adamg - 8/5/21 - 9:12 am

WCVB reports a pet tortoise that vanished from its Dedham home in 2019 appeared this year in Roslindale, where some Facebook sleuthing reunited the long-lived reptile with its owner.

You may recall how Venkman the Corn Snake went on a yearlong slither-about in Roslindale before being reunited with his owner last year.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 9:16 am

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.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 10:37 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 10:35 pm
Mylo

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.

Update: Don't actively search for him or yell his name.

By adamg - 6/26/21 - 10:34 am

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.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 10:11 am

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.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 9:29 am

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.

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