Saturday, October 13, 2012
Boston Police were called to Washington Street for a report of a loose pit bull running free - and found the pit bull by Desoto Road. Boston pit bull legislation remains in effect until Nov. 2.
Boston Police fined a West Roxbury resident for having an unlicensed, unleashed, unvaccinated and unmuzzled pit bull on Washington Street on Oct. 10. But the owner of the dog said someone opened his residence's door, allowing the pit bull to take off and be found several blocks away by police. Around 2:10 p.m. Boston Police responded to a call for a pit bull running free in the area of 5086 Washington Street in West Roxbury. Do you think Boston should have pit bull specific laws? An officer found the dog at Desoto Road and Washington Street, and it was unleashed, unmuzzled and did not have a license on the canine's collar, according to a Boston Police report. The officer spoke to a man who identified himself as the caller, and alleged it…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Mayor Menino says yes, but the state has banned breed-specific regulations for dogs.
Mayor Thomas Menino wants Boston's pit bull muzzle rule resurrected. His comments to the Boston Herald came in the wake of a vicious pit bull attack in East Boston over the weekend. One dog was shot by police after it and another pit bull attacked a boy and killed a cat. The state ban goes into effect Nov. 1, but Menino wants the city's muzzle requirements to stay in place. What do you think? Should pit bulls remain muzzled in Boston? Should the city adopt a rule for all dogs instead? Or do you think the state's ban on breed-specific regulations makes sense? Tell us in the comments below. [Editor's note: This item appears on all Boston Patch sites.]
Friday, August 24, 2012
The owner of the attacked dog said an unleashed pit bull came from a Gardner Street home to fight.
While local politicians, including Roslindale's City Councilor Rob Consalvo are upset about a state law trumping a Boston-based pit bull law - a pit bull attacked another dog on Gardner Street in West Roxbury on Thursday. Around 7:43 p.m., Boston Police were called to 118 Gardner St., after a woman walking her dog said a pit bull came running out from behind the address and attacked her dog. The woman told police that after separating the dogs, the pit bull named Precious, a 6-year-old, ran back home. The woman's dog, Tyson, 14, was not injured in the attack, she told police, according to a police report. Officers made sure the pit bull was secured by its owners and identified all parties involved. Boston Animal Control was appraised …