Unleashed dog attacks and injures goats at the Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 29, 2016

Unleashed dog attacks and injures goats at the Arboretum

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Two of four goats leased by the Arnold Arboretum for weed and invasive plant control in its Peters Hill landscape were attacked by an off-leash dog that jumped over their electrified enclosure Wednesday afternoon. The goats survived the attack but sustained injuries, and have been removed from the Arboretum for veterinary treatment. The dog was […]

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Attack on great blue heron highlights concern over off-leash dogs

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 26, 2015

Attack on great blue heron highlights concern over off-leash dogs

On the evening of Wednesday, August 19, a great blue heron frequently seen in the ponds at the Arnold Arboretum was attacked and killed by off-leash dogs. The incident was witnessed by an Arboretum visitor and reported to staff the following day. This shocking and preventable death has deeply affected the Arboretum community, prompting the […]

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