Rebecca Mayhew and her husband Mike Hewitt are leading a dog's life, running Sunstruck Goldens and Grooming out of their Edgartown home. A recent litter in January included eight puppies, seven girls and one boy.
Quick action this morning on the part of the Edgartown fire department saved the life of a dog caught in icy Katama Bay. The other hero in the rescue was Barley, an Australian shepherd, whose barking drew attention to Beijo's plight.
The West Tisbury selectmen this week ordered the owner of a Husky to restrain her dog after an incident where the dog killed a chicken.
At a public hearing Wednesday, the selectmen learned that on May 4 the dog owned by Marina Sharkovitz killed a chicken owned by neighbor Angela Aronie on Otis Bassett Road. According to animal control officer Joan Jenkinson, this was the second time the year-and-a-half-old dog, Kota, had killed a chicken but it was the first time a formal complaint had been filed.