WCVB reports that St. Mary's Street neighbors found a hungry mixed-breed labrador in the cold. Animal Control has the dog.
A good plate of meat loaf can bring anyone inside. Residents in the St. Mary's Street area have reported seeing a labrador mix in the area for the first time this week, according to WCVB. Needham Animal Control authorities tried to bring the dog in, but it kept running off. Eventually, a trap baited with meat loaf brought the cold canine in, where it could be taken to a warm Animal Control facility. If anyone is missing a golden lab mix, somewhere near St. Mary's Street about two days ago, contact Needham Animal Control Officer Danielle Landry at 781-444-1212. See the full story with video of the dog on WCVB. Animal Control is also participating in a pet food drive to benefit the Neponset Valley Human Society. Contact Landry for more …
The device, donated by Hopkinton Drug and the Massachusetts Animal Coalition, will help the department scan stray animals as part of a new law taking effect in November.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, October 26, 2012
In an effort to help bring lost pets home, Hopkinton Drug and the Massachusetts Animal Coalition have donated a microchip scanner to Needham Animal Control Officer Danielle Landry. “We are very grateful for the generosity of Hopkinton Drug and MAC. This will definitely help us do the important work we do,” Landry said. About the size of a grain of rice, microchips have been implanted in animals for years and offer a permanent unique registration number that cannot be altered or removed. Starting in November, ACOs in Massachusetts will be required to scan stray animals for a microchip as part of a new law updating animal control statutes. “We think this is a perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of microchipping and to play a …