Zogics has drawn a lot of attention for its dog-friendly workplace policies.
The Pittsfield Road office has a number of employee pets roaming around. New puppy parents are given an extra week of time off - "pawternity leave" - and gift cards to the pet stores.
It's been a distressing few months at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter because of court cases, contracts, and battles over leadership.
But, every morning staff continues to open those doors, feed the dogs and cats, give them medicine, and try to find homes for the stays and surrenders.
Jango's vest is sponsored by fundraiser hosted by Heather McKibben of HeatherFest in Norton, Mass., and will be embroidered with the sentiment "Donated by HeatherFest in memory of Bill McKibben." Delivery is expected within eight to 10 weeks.
A dog which was previously ordered to be euthanized has bitten another person while under appeal.
Animal Control Officer Joseph Chague said the 110-pound Loco, owned by Raymond Wright of North Street, bit another person and the dog was impounded. The dog was already deemed a dangerous and ordered to be euthanized. But, Wright had appealed the order in court.
The Board of Selectmen voted on Wednesday to euthanize a dog that has attacked and bitten people over the last several years.
The board went back and forth on different ways to restrain resident Sandy Spring's dog, described as a pitbull mix, but after classifying the dog as a dangerous animal, four selectmen voted to put it down because they felt the owner was not complying with restrictions placed by police and animal control officer.
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.