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.

Dog Shooting In West Tisbury Is Lawful

West Tisbury animal control officer Joan Jenkinson has confirmed an incident involving a farmer who shot a dog that was killing his chickens last week.

Mrs. Jenkinson told the Gazette yesterday that while everyone involved is upset over what happened, no formal complaint will be filed. And it was completely lawful for the farmer to shoot the dog, she said.

“What happened was between the farmer and the dog,” Mrs. Jenkinson said. She described the events that took place on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Chicken Massacre: Did Dog Do It? Court Will Hear DNA Evidence

Chicken Massacre: Did Dog Do It? Court Will Hear DNA Evidence

By CHRIS BURRELL

The DNA results are in, the trial is Wednesday, and if you ask Joan Jenkinson, she'll tell you she has the mass murderer dead to rights.

But this is no ordinary murder case. The 11 victims are all chickens. The defendant is a four-year-old dog from West Tisbury named Serena and Ms. Jenkinson is the town's animal control officer-turned-forensics expert.

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