The city is looking to raise the fine for abandoning a dog.
The City Council's Ordinance and Rules Committee on Monday voted in favor of a number of changes to the local animal control laws. The changes including raising the fines for abandoning dogs, changing the fine structure for violations, and shortening the number the of days before a stray dog can head to adoptions.
Owners began frequenting the park, the only dog park in North County, once the rules were posted. The city installed the fencing, using Community Development Block Grant funds, several weeks ago. The walking path that circled the Houghton Street park currently runs through the dog area. That will be relocated at a later date.
Dog lovers are invited to "Strut Your Mutts" at the Visitor Center this Friday.
Animal lover and Adams Friends of Animals Scholarship creator Roy Thompson hosting the gathering for dogs and owners with coffee and doughnuts.
A dog park is finally becoming a reality in the city after several years of work.
The Parks & Recreation Commission on Monday unanimously approved locating the park at the Houghton Street playground.
The North Adams park appears to be only the second in the county, with the first being French Park Dog Park in Egremont.
More than 200 dogs and cats from the Chase Hill neighborhood received free rabies vaccinations and microchip implants during the city-sponsored clinic.
Because of a reported rabies-infected cat in the Chase Hill area last month, a plethora of animal welfare groups teamed up to provide free vaccinations to neighborhood pets on Thursday from 11 to 6.
The Windsor Lake Recreation Commission is recommending the city allow leashed dogs on the trails that circle Fish Pond.
The decision on Tuesday came after nearly a half-hour of discussion on how dogs could be allowed at the lake. Dogs are currently banned from the public beach and trails although campers are allowed to bring their pets, along with proof of vaccinations.
The Planning Board on Monday approved a new bed & breakfast on Church Street, a doggie day-care facility and a solar array.
Gianni Donati was approved to transform 164 Church St. into a B&B, with an owner's residence and common areas on the first floor.