• Rowley September 16, 2022 6:49 pm

    Did Animal Control Officers Kill a Dog? Kennel Investigation Sparks New Questions

    Investigators are looking into whether two Massachusetts animal control officers illegally shot and killed a husky. The incident allegedly happened on the grounds of the Hydrant Regency, a kennel in Rowley that’s now shut down because the kennel owner April Bernhardt is accused of keeping 37 dogs in dangerous conditions. The two animal control officers are from Rowley and Newbury….

  • Massachusetts September 16, 2022 5:24 pm

    Animal Control Officers Under Investigation in Connection to Shuttered Kennel

    Two animal control officers in Rowley and Newbury are under investigation for possible involvement in the shooting death of a dog.

  • Dedham July 13, 2022 6:27 pm

    Raccoon Babies Rescued From Chimney in Dedham, Mass.

    A pair of baby raccoons were rescued from a chimney in Dedham, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, before reuniting with their mother, police said. The raccoons, likely just 2 weeks old, are too young to even open their eyes. Dedham police said the babies were likely born on a smoke shelf located between the smoke chamber and firebox of the chimney, which…

  • Tewksbury July 10, 2022 8:08 pm

    Bear Sightings Reported in Tewksbury and Lowell

    Several residents in a Tewksbury, Massachusetts, neighborhood spotted a black bear on Saturday, prompting a warning from local animal control. The warning from Billerica and Tewksbury Animal Control asked residents in the area of Deering Drive to temporarily remove bird feeders, secure their trash, and secure chicken coops until the black bear moves somewhere else. Police in neighboring Lowell said…

  • Tewksbury July 9, 2022 11:43 pm

    Black Bear Spotted in Tewksbury Neigbhorhood

    Residents in a Tewksbury, Massachusetts, neighborhood are being asked to temporarily remove bird feeders, secure their trash, and secure chicken coops until a black bear moves somewhere else.

  • harwich July 6, 2022 5:32 pm

    WATCH: Bird Hanging From Fishing Line Rescued on Cape Cod

    A bird was rescued after one of its wings got entangled in a fishing line on Cape Cod over the long weekend, animal control officers said Tuesday, sharing video of the trapped animal. A man noticed night heron stuck in a tree while he was out for a walk and he immediately reported it, Harwich Animal Control said in a…

  • Raynham July 1, 2022 9:56 am

    Bear That Was Stranded on I-495 Median in Mass. Later Died

    A bear that stopped traffic on Interstate 495 in southern Massachusetts last week later died despite efforts to save it. The bear had appeared to be injured and was stranded in a highway median in Raynham on June 23. The highway was briefly shut as authorities worked to get the animal tranquilized and moved to safety. But the bear died…

  • Raynham June 23, 2022 3:39 pm

    Bear Stranded on I-495 Median Briefly Shuts Highway in Mass.

    A bear that appeared to be injured was stranded in a highway median in Raynham, Massachusetts, Thursday morning, and the highway was briefly shut as authorities worked to get the animal to safety. The bear was stuck on the side of Interstate 495, apparently in a grove of trees near which officials could be seen, some with guns — it…

  • avian flu June 22, 2022 2:55 pm

    Hundreds of Dead Birds Wash Up on Martha's Vineyard; Officials Fear Bird Flu

    A new strain of avian flu could become a major issue that takes years to recover from.

  • Brockton June 17, 2022 11:27 pm

    Bear Spotted in Brockton Yard

    The bear was captured on video Friday morning around 4:30 a.m. near North Pearl Street and Healey Terrace in Brockton, Massachusetts.

  • Brockton June 18, 2022 12:01 am

    Brockton Family Shocked After Bear Caught on Camera in Their Backyard

    Officials in Brockton, Massachusetts, are warning residents to be aware of black bears in the area after one was seen wandering in a backyard early Friday morning. The bear was captured on video around 4:30 a.m. near North Pearl Street and Healey Terrace, and was not seen interacting with any person or animal, according to the Brockton Animal Control Department….

  • coyote bite June 13, 2022 1:48 pm

    Man Bitten by Coyote at Swampscott Bank Parking Lot

    A coyote bit a man in a bank parking lot in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Monday morning, police said. The man was on his cellphone outside the Santander Bank on Paradise Street when the coyote bit his calf about 6:15 a.m., according to Swampscott police. He was able to scare the animal off into the woods with a stick. Swampscott Animal Control…

  • Stoneham January 16, 2022 11:48 pm

    Stoneham Police Officer Attacked by Dog

    Animal control officials are issuing a warning after a dog attacked a Stoneham police officer who was responding to an early morning 911 call.

  • Animal Control January 18, 2022 1:07 am

    Dog Mauls Police Officer Responding to 911 Call in Stoneham

    A Stoneham, Massachusetts, police officer was attacked by a dog while responding to 911 call Sunday morning, officials said. A German shepherd launched at Officer Joseph Ponzo when a resident opened the door to their home shortly after 4 a.m., police said. The 24-year police veteran was taken to a hospital for head and face wounds that required 30 stitches….

  • everett September 22, 2021 6:58 pm

    Do You Know This Dog, Found Abandoned in Everett?

    Police in Everett are asking for the public’s help finding the owner of a dog abandoned in a public park.

  • everett September 22, 2021 7:48 pm

    Do You Know This Dog, Which Was Abandoned in an Everett Park?

    A person abandoned a dog in Everett, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, police said, asking the public for help finding information on her owner. Someone had called police to report suspicious activity involving the dog, then saw someone tying her up in Florence Street Park, then running away, Everett police said in a Facebook post Wednesday. An officer kept the dog safe…

  • Massachusetts September 15, 2021 8:37 pm

    Moose Captured in Worcester After Crash

    A moose ran through the busy streets of Worcester, appearing to be OK after hitting a moving vehicle.

  • moose September 15, 2021 8:23 pm

    Moose That Ran Through Busy Streets of Worcester Safe After Hitting Car

    A moose wandered through the streets of Worcester on Wednesday, hitting a car and charging at least one person on a porch before being captured. “I look in my rearview, and there’s a moose that just literally ran right behind my car,” said Casey Thomas, who had a close encounter with the animal Wednesday morning after dropping her daughter...

  • Animal Control September 14, 2021 10:41 am

    Guinea Pig Abandoned in Tewksbury Dumpster

    A guinea pig was found abandoned in a cage in a dumpster in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Police and animal control officials with the towns of Billerica and Tewksbury posted on Facebook that they are looking for any information that could help locate the person who left the guinea pig at a dumpster on Archstone Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to...

  • Abandoned Dog July 8, 2021 12:56 pm

    Police Search for Owner of Abandoned, Neglected Dog in Haverhill

    A dog found with long, matted fur is in police custody in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and officers are trying to find the person who abandoned it. The Haverhill Police Department said Wednesday that its animal control unit was looking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of the dog, which has since been shaved. The dog was found near...

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