Saturday, September 22, 2012
The two pets whose owner lost his home last week were treated at Highland Animal Hospital.
Just a few hours after a call went out to the community seeking help for a Needham resident who lost his home in a fire, one local resident paid his pets' veterinarian bill in full. The two dogs, Woden and Spirit, were inside the home at 1079 South St. when a fire broke out in the kitchen around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Both the resident, who was cooking at the time, and his two pets were able to get out of the home safely, while Needham firefighters arrived to put out the fire. Animal Control Officer Danielle Landry was called in to help with the dogs and transported them to Highland Animal Hospital for treatment while the owner stayed with his home. But with the house estimated to be a total loss after the fire, the man was in …
Friday, September 21, 2012
After losing his home in the blaze, the Needham resident is struggling to pay veterinarian bills for his two animals.
Two dogs rescued from a house fire this week are being cared for at a local animal shelter—and with his home a possible total loss, their owner could use some help paying the pets’ vet bills. Along with their owner, husky mixes Woden and Spirit made it safely out of their home at 1079 South St. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, after a fire broke out in the kitchen at around 2:30 p.m. while the homeowner was cooking. Needham Police and Fire departments were quickly on the scene, assisted by other neighboring towns, and firefighters managed to get the fire under control—but not before it tore through three floors and caused quite a bit of damage. Needham Fire Deputy Chief Donald Anastasi estimated on Wednesday that the house was a “total loss.” …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Needham Public Health Department and Animal Control have received multiple calls about bats in people's homes over the past few weeks.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Needham officials have received multiple calls about bats inside homes in recent weeks, and the Needham Public Health Department and Needham Animal Control are working together to let residents know what to do if they come across the animals. Calls to public health agencies regarding bats and the potential exposure to bats are on the rise this time of year, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported in a press release distributed by Needham Public Health Nurse Donna Carmichael. Bats often choose to roost and raise their young in attics, according to the release, and after a few hot summer days, that space can become too warm for the bats, forcing them to move into people’s living quarters as they look for cooler places to roost…