7-Year-Old Finds Wandering Ball Python in Jamaica Plain

Despite not having any experience with snakes, a Jamaica Plain man and his 7-year-old daughter were able to locate a small ball python snake that they captured with another local. On Sept. 4 Madison Sargeant and Jeffrey Kimball both tweeted photos of a ball python in Jamaica Plain. The two strangers seemingly came across the snake at the same time. Hey Madison, we're that couple!

A kitten missing an eye will also be placed for adoption once he is well (credit MSPCA-Angell)

JP-Based Animal Welfare Group Takes in 139 Cats, Dogs and Birds From Hoarder

Nearly 200 sick animals rescued from a Lynnfield hoarder are being cared for by the JP-based MSPCA and South End-based Animal Rescue League. The hoarder, who isn't being named by the MSPCA, had a wide variety of animals: 27 dogs and puppies, 77 cats and kittens, 81 birds, six hedgehogs and eight reptiles including skinks and snakes. The good news is that all the animals are expected to recover. For more details on the conditions the animals had been subjected to, and the plans for caring for them, please visit the MSPCA and Animal Rescue League Web sites. If you'd like to donate to help these animals and others like them, here are links to donation pages for the MSPCA and Animal Rescue League.