Animal control

Animal Cruelty Charged, After 65 Cats Are Rescued in Edgartown

An Edgartown woman is facing criminal charges of animal cruelty, after police and a Boston-based animal rescue group found 65 cats being kept in unsanitary conditions at her home. The cats were safely rescued, police said.

West Tisbury Selectmen Order Dog Restrained

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.

Ram on the Lam Finds Temporary Shelter at Katama Farm

A one-year-old ram named Chili has repeatedly torn free from its fencing confines this winter and roamed the plains of Katama. Chili has kept animal control officer Barbara Prada busy — she calls him a Houdini.

Tisbury Selectmen Order Terrier Muzzled

Owners of a Jack Russel terrier were ordered by Tisbury selectmen to keep their dog leashed and muzzled outside of his home because of a complaint.

West Tisbury Dog Owners Get Stern Warning

Following two incidents where a Wheaten terrier attacked chickens at Cleveland Farm, West Tisbury selectmen ordered the owners of the dog to put up a permanent fence within 30 days.

Dog Involved in Fight Is Dangerous, Says Town

Edgartown selectmen said this week that an American Staffordshire terrier involved in a dog fight should be considered dangerous, and they ordered that the dog be bonded and must be muzzled when off its owner’s property.

Ramune, a rescue dog belonging to Damon Burke, was involved in a July 6 fight with another dog who lived in the house. That dog, a pit bull/hound mix named Tommy, was euthanized by his owner last week.

Dog Will Be Euthanized Following Fight

An Edgartown woman has decided to euthanize her dog after he was involved in a fight with another dog earlier this month.

The Edgartown selectmen opened a vicious or nuisance dog hearing Monday about a fight involving Ann Wales’s dog, Tommy, a pit bull/hound cross and Damon Burke’s dog, Ramune, an American Staffordshire terrier.

On July 6 assistant animal control officer Jennifer Morgan said a call about a dog fight came through the communications center. A second call came that the situation was under control, she said, but she responded anyway.

Dog to Be Euthanized After Killing Miniature Horse

The owners of the dog believed to have killed a miniature horse in Edgartown last weekend have decided to euthanize the dog, while the owner of the horse said she will not press further charges.

Mugsy, a three-year-old neutered American Staffordshire-bulldog cross, will be put down on Monday, animal control officer Barbara Prada said, nine days after two miniature horses were attacked and one killed at an Edgartown farm. The incident rattled residents of the Edgartown neighborhood and highlighted what animal control officers said are rising dog incidents on the Island.

Owners Agree to Euthanize Dog that Killed Miniature Horse

The owners of a dog that allegedly attacked and killed a miniature horse over the weekend have agreed to euthanize the animal, the Edgartown animal control officer told the town selectmen Monday.

Dog That Killed Miniature Horse Found and in Quarantine; Second Horse Recovers

A dog that is believed to have killed a miniature horse and injured another Saturday is under quarantine at the Edgartown pound, animal control officer Barbara Prada said early Sunday afternoon.