Jun 30, 2023
Dog Ordered to be Euthanized After Mauling
Boston Dog Lawyers atty. Jeremy Cohen, who represents Lexi’s owners Joe Grant and Anna Costa, informed the Villager that Lexi is a Rottweiler mixed with two other breeds.
An emotional public hearing about the attack occurred in the Al Merritt Media and Cultural Center on June 9. Dolan served as the hearing authority for the case. Assistant Town Administrator Bob Curtin, Town Counsel Tom Mullen, Interim Police Chief Nick Secatore and Animal Control Officer David Crockett also attended the public hearing. The attendees who spoke were sworn in before giving testimony, and Cohen was prohibited from cross-examining witnesses.
Jun 24, 2023
Dog Dispute Lands Ipswich Woman in Court
Mary Cayer, 52, of Market Street, was scheduled to be arraigned on a larceny over $1,200 charge during Thursday’s appearance in court. But her attorney, Jeremy Cohen, filed a motion to send the matter before a clerk magistrate within the court, saying there was not enough probable cause on the charge to arraign his client.
Jun 14, 2023
Nahant Rules Tucker A “Dangerous Dog,” Lets Him Live
The town ruled that Tucker — the 2-year-old golden retriever that bit Sunset Road resident Emily Spinucci on May 5 — is a dangerous dog in a written notice released Tuesday.
This decision, however, does not align with Spinucci’s original request to have Tucker brought back from Atlanta to be euthanized.
The town ordered that Tucker be confined to the Sunset Road home of his former owner, David Horrigan, behind either a locked pen or a fully-enclosed fence in the event that the dog ever returns to Nahant from Atlanta. The ruling would also require Horrigan to install an electric fence around the perimeter of his property and have Tucker neutered.
Jun 8, 2023
Nahant Woman Calls For Neighbor's Dog To Be Euthanized After It Bit Her
A Nahant woman is calling for a two-year-old golden retriever to be extradited back to Massachusetts to be euthanized after he was sent away for biting her while doing his "business."
The golden retriever named Tucker's life is now in the hands of Nahant's dog officer after a dangerousness hearing on Thursday.
Emily Spinucci, of Nahant, said she was trying to help her neighbor, David Horrigan, after his golden retriever, Tucker, got loose. Spinochi said she saw the dog when he was squatting to do his business and when she grabbed his collar he bit her several times.
Jun 5, 2023
Good Boy or Bad Dog? Nahant Pet Facing Potential Extradation
Horrigan’s attorney, Jeremy Cohen, echoed Horrigan’s remarks, adding that Spinucci’s request to essentially extradite a golden retriever, in his opinion, was completely unwarranted for an animal bite. “This is where delusion sets in — the idea that she wants to see the dog hung in town square, or she wants to see blood in the center of town, that’s not how you resolve these cases, it’s just not,” Cohen said.
Jun 3, 2023
City Seeks Court Order to Remove Emotional Support Chickens
Jeremy Cohen, a lawyer for the family, said Friday that the family has kept the chickens because the city has not come to take them away. Asked what would happen if the court order is approved, he said: “If it comes to that I have a feeling my clients would try to facilitate something rather than have a whole scene at the house with law enforcement.”
Jun 2, 2023
Massachusetts Lawmakers Consider Bill to Require Background Checks for Kennels
"What she went through was being called to say, 'Hey, something happened to Ollie. Why don't you come pick him up.' And realizing when she got there that he had over 400 bites on his body," said Jeremy Cohen, an attorney at Boston Dog Lawyers.
Jun 2, 2023
Should the State Legislature Pass Ollie’s Law to Increase Kennel Safety?
This legislation is known as “Ollie’s Law” after Ollie, a labradoodle puppy that died in 2020 following injuries received in a dog fight at a day-care facility. His owner, Amy Baxter, has become a passionate voice about the legislation after her horrific experience.
Feb 15, 2023
At Hearing, Resident Outlines Remedial Steps for ‘Dangerous’ Dog, But Some Still Wary
Rushton’s lawyer, Jeremy Cohen, stressed that this was not “human aggression.”“[Barone] intervened to save his dog’s life the way all of us would do as pet owners,” Cohen said. “And when you do that, you’re gonna get bitten on the hand.”