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Our Fourfooted Friends 

and How Ve Treat Them 



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President Harding himself says that. the best 
thing he ever wrote was a tribute following the 
death of a little Boston terrier, Hub, which he 
owned when he was editor of the Marion Siar. 
Here it is: 

“Edgewood Hub in the register is a mark of his 
breeding; but to us just Hub, a little Boston 
terrier; whose sentient eye mirrored the fidelity 
and devotion of his loyal heart. The veterinary 
said he was poisoned; perhaps he was, his mute 
suffering suggested it. 

“‘One is reluctant to believe that a human being 
who claims man’s estate could be so hateful a 
coward as to ruthlessly torture and kill a trusting 
victim, made defenceless through his confidence 
in the human master, but there are such. 

“One honest look from Hub’s trusting eyes was 
worth a hundred lying greetings from such in- 
human beings, though they wear the habiliments 
of men. 

‘Perhaps you wouldn’t devote these lines to a 
dog. But Hub was a Star office visitor nearly 
every day of the six years, in which he deepened 
attachment. He wasa grateful and devoted dog, 
with a dozen lovable attributes, and it somehow 
voices the yearnings of broken companionship to 
pay his memory deserved tribute. 

“Tt isn’t orthodox to ascribe a soul to a dog— 
if soul means immortality. But Hub was loving 
and loyal, with the jealousy that tests its quality. 
He was reverent, patient, faithful; he was sym- 
pathetic, more than humanly so sometimes, for 
no lure could be devised to call him from the 
sickbed of mistress or master. He minded his 
own affairs, especially worthy of human emula- 
tion, and he would kill nor wound no living thing. 

‘“‘He was modest and submissive where these 
were becoming, yet he assumed a guardianship 
of the home he sentineled, until entry was 
properly vouched. He couldn’t speak our lan- 
guage, though he somehow understood, but he 
could be, and was, eloquent with uttering eye and 

wagging tail, and the other expressions of knowing 
dogs. No, perhaps he has no soul, but in these 
things are the essence of soul and the spirit of 
lovable life. : 

“Whether the Creator planned it so or envi- 
ronment and human companionship have made it 
so, men may learn richly through the love and 
fidelity of a brave and devoted dog. Such 
loyalty might easily add lustre to a crown of 


Abstract from letter of A. E. Frederick, State 
Humane Officer, Wisconsin State Department of 
Humane Work, Sparta, who wrote as follows: 

‘“‘Einclosed find a copy of a resolution adopted 
by two Methodist Episcopal Church Conferences ~ 
in this state. These two conferences together 
have over 500 ministers, about 60,000 
members; and reach with adherents about 100,- 
000 people. Both conferences adopted the reso- 
lution as I presented it.” 


“We express our belief in the importance of the 
principles of humane work, as it applies to kind- 
ness to animals, protection of children, and help- 
fulness to the aged and helpless. We believe its 
propagation is distinctly a function within the 
province of the minister of Christ. We recom- 
mend the emphasis of humane work in our 
Sunday schools. We favor humane education 
in our public schools, and public instruction 
generally in the principles of kindness to all 
creatures. We commend the action of our state 
legislature in establishing the Wisconsin Depart- 
ment of Humane Work, and pledge our support 
to the state’s endeavor to promote this great 

This Resolution was adopted by the Wiscon- 
sin and West Wisconsin Conferences of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, March, 1921. 

It is an encouraging fact that some of the 
clergymen are beginning to take a great interest 
in humane work. J. Ralph Park of Pittsburg, 
Pennsylvania, has written a very interesting 


leaflet for the National Humane Review, telling 
of important steps which have been taken in rela- 
tion to humane work entitled, “An Episcopal 
Synod Adopts Humane Education,” and, ‘‘ Pres- 
byterian Church Takes Up Humane Work.”’ 

The Rev. Albert W. Ryan of Duluth, Minne- 
sota, a director of the American Humane Asso- 
ciation, offered the following resolutions: 

“WHEREAS, We are assured that the ‘loving 
kindness’ of the Gospel of Christ impels us to 
proclaim our sense of duty to be kind and consid- 
erate and protecting to all God’s creatures, 

“Be it resolved, That this synod gladly ac- 
knowledges its responsibilities for ‘the tender and 
loving care of little children, veneration and con- 
sideration for the old and helpless and the humane 

care and treatment of those faithful friends and — 

servants of man—the domestic animals.” 

“Resolved, That we respectfully request the 
Presiding Bishop and Council to give place, in 
their thought and effort, to our humane respon- 
sibility amd stewardship. 

“And be it further resolved, That this synod 
expresses its sympathetic interest in the work of 
all individuals and societies whose aim is the 
protection of the unfortunate, the friendless, and 
the wronged and wishing them God’s richest 
blessing, pledge ourselves, individually and col- 
lectively, to greater interest and assistance in all 
humane endeavors.” 

The resolutions were adopted as read by 
unanimous vote. Now that the Presbyterians 
and the eighth synod of the Episcopal Church 
have thus expressed themselves in favor of hu- 
maneness we wait to see what religious 
body will be the next to fall in line. 


Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin, in a sermon preached 
in the Temple, Los Angeles, California, said: 

Little by little man is coming to feel the unity 
that underlies all creation. More and more is the 
- great fact of brotherhood coming to be under- 
stood. At first man was brother to his fellow 
tribesman; then to the members of his nation. 

While national feeling is strong, men today are 
thinking in racial terms and the race that differs 
in any external respects from ours is ostracized. 
But to thinking men there is only one humanity, 

even as there is only one God. In fact, we are 
brothers and sisters, even to the animals and trees, 
to the red, bleeding rose that skirts the way, and 
to the tall grass that dances when the breeze 
makes music at dusk. Even the dumb stones 
and the sands of the seashore are part of us, and 
when we sleep the last sleep upon this earth, our 
cast-off bodies are returned to the primeval clay 
from which they sprang. So man, material and 
spiritual, is part of the entire universe, material 
and spiritual. All the world cries out the great 
epic lesson of brotherhood. Brotherhood, 
brotherhood, brotherhood is the great song of 
creation that may be heard every day and every 
hour by him who possesses the ears to hear. 

_ Kindness toward the dumb beasts not alone 
saves them from unnecessary torture and suffer- 
ing but reacts upon our own moral conscious- 

ness. Every act of cruelty begets another act 
of cruelty. Every act of love begets another 
act of love. It is, therefore, necessary that we 

think and speak and act in a constructive and 
humane manner rather than as brutes, for bru- 
tality degrades the individual who exercises it 
and impedes civilization in its onward march. 

I desire, therefore, to commend to the utmost 
the beneficent work that is done by the Los 
Angeles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 
Animals and all other kindred societies the world 
over. For while they protect our dumb friends 
they protect us even more. They remind us of 
our spiritual obligations and duties and show us 
how better to exercise our potentialities for good. 

I feel very much with the Scottish poet that 

“Man’s inhumanity to man 
Makes countless thousands mourn.”’ 

“T feel that, too, much unnecessary trouble 
and suffering are occasioned in this world by lack 
of vision and of a spiritual education. I therefore 
indorse with all my heart any cause that stands 
for the upbuilding of human kindness and good- 
will not alone toward men, but toward all things 
that are good. Love alone is constructive. 
Hate and evil tear down the edifice of civilization, 
cause rottenness in the foundations and imperil 
the future well being of the world.—EpGar 

We were much pleased to receive an interesting 
account of the Animal Rescue League of New 
- Bedford in an April issue of the Morning Mer- 
cury of that city. The League has had a very 
busy year; their auto covered over four hundred 
miles since last June. The work extends from 
one end of the city as far as Hast Haven. The 
majority of the animals brought in were owner- 
less; some diseased animals were brought in by 
owners who thought it safer to have them put 
mercifully to death. During the first year of the 
League 311 animals were cared for, but during the 
past year they received and humanely cared for 

John P. Heap, secretary of the Washington 
Humane Society, has written an account of that 
society from its beginning, which many people 
will be interested in as almost everybody goes to 
Washington, and animal lovers always like to 
know what is being done there. That society 
was organized in 1870. The leaflet tells who the 
successive presidents of the society were and 
what each one accomplished for the work. 
During its more than fifty years existence the 
society has collected and disbursed $297,842.50, 
and installed in the district more than 160 
drinking fountains for animals at a cost of $4,540; 
145 of which are now in practical every day use. 
Its agents have made 26,091 arrests for cruelty 
to animals, securing convictions in 24,950. cases. 

One handicap, under which the society labors 
today, is the fact that it is compelled to operate 
under antiquated laws passed in the early days 
of the movement for protection of animals from 
cruelty when the whole subject was new and 
when defects in such laws as were in force in other 
jurisdictions had not been brought out by actual 
experience. These laws have been but little 
changed since their first enactment in 1871. 
They need to be revised, rewritten and brought 
up to date. Numerous attempts have been 
made to have this done, but it can only be accom- 
plished by act of Congress, and as that body has 
very little time to give to the District of Colum- 
bia all efforts in that direction have so far failed. 

The present president of the society is the Rev. 
C. Ernest Smith who is also president of the 
Anti-Vivisection Society of that city. 

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The slaughter houses of the country, the great 
wholesale plants, and the small scattered sheds, 
are places of the most dreadful cruelty. 

The flesh of animals which suffered long agony 
previous to slaughter, and ended their lives in 
lingering torments, is unfit for food. 

The very least that can be done, and done right 
off, is to provide competent and honest meat 
inspectors and strict observance of what laws 
there are. 

Just as one illustration, consider ‘‘bob veal,”’ 
not only from the point of cruelty, unnecessary 
cruelty, but as a dangerous food for people. 

Bob veal is the flesh of immature calves— 
calves too young to be safe for food—calves in a 
state of semi-starvation, slaughtered by being 
slowly bled to death so that the meat may be as 
white as the customer demands. 

Three weeks used to be the earliest age at 
which the federal interstate law permits the 
killing of calves. 

But any one who sells milk, can make more 
money by selling milk than by feeding it to 
calves a few weeks. So he takes the chance of 
being caught by an occasional meat inspector. 
Slaughter houses are hidden away from the public 
view. The money reward is immediate. 

States and counties make laws about animals 
used for food. But often the young calves are 
taken across a county line if near-by officers are 
an obstacle. Even when the law is effective and 
prevents open sale in meat shops, bob veal | 
becomes ‘“‘canned chicken”’ or sausage. 

Slaughter houses under private control are a 
menace to public health. 

—From the Western Press Committee, Palo Alto, 


As we have said before in OuR FOURFOOTED 
FRIENDS the terrible suffering of the young 
calves should cure everybody of eating veal. As 
the laws of the country and state do not seem to 
be sufficient to protect these innocent little 
creatures from what we might call fiendish 
cruelty the only way these creatures will be 
saved is to stop eating veal.—A. H. S. 



So many inquiries come to us from far and near 
about the cemetery connected with the Animal 
Rescue League that it may not be out of place to 
give a somewhat detailed account of this ceme- 
tery and the regulations about burial. 

We do not attempt to profit by it financially. 
The gain we get from it is the oft repeated and 
grateful thanks of men and women because we 
have made it possible for them to have a memorial 
spot where they can lay a dearly loved household 
companion, albeit only a dog or a cat, and visit 
the grave. 

“Pine Ridge Cemetery for Animals”’ is situ- 
ated in the rear of Pine Ridge Home of Rest for 
Horses, at 238 Pine Street, Dedham, Massa- 
chusetts. It is a branch of the Animal Rescue 
League of Boston. 

This cemetery was opened to the public in 
1907. It is laid out in winding paths, shaded by 
cedar, oak and pine trees, and ornamented by 
flowering shrubs and plants. It isa garden ceme- 
tery, also a bird reservation, special pains being 
taken to attract the birds by placing bird houses 
in the trees and providing drinking pools, and 
winter feeding-places for them. 

A privilege of burial must be applied for at 
least twenty-four hours before interment. Ap- 
plication should be made at the headquarters of 



the League, 51 Carver Street, Boston, telephone 
Beach 244. The cost of a burial is from $12 to 
$25 according to location, and must be paid in 

A receiving tomb is provided for winter use, or 
as an accommodation. In the latter case, wherea 
grave is not engaged, a payment of from $2 to $5 
is required, according to the time the tomb is 

Unless a simple marker or stone not over thirty 
inches is used, designs for headstones must be 
submitted to the caretaker of the cemetery. No 
tall shrubs or trees can be planted’on a lot. 

If myrtle, pansies, or other plants are desired 
on graves, arrangements must be made with the 
caretaker. Special planting must be paid for 
according to the cost of plants required. Care of 
lots that are planted with flowers is two dollars 
annually for a single grave. Individuals may 
plant their own lots, but must see that they are 
kept in order. 

The caretaker of the cemetery cannot be an- 
swerable for the safety of movable vases or uten- 
sils placed on or near individual lots. When 
flowers or wreaths are withered they will be 
removed .by the caretaker. 

Visitors are requested not to leave boxes or 
papers lying about the grounds, but to place 
them in a receptacle which will be found on the 

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“* Most loving heart and faithful friend ”’ 

grounds for that purpose. Children without 
adults are not admitted to the cemetery. 

All graves are tagged with metal markers and 
enclosed in wire fencing. 

The stone houses—the “Overlook” and the 
“Retreat’’—are provided for the comfort of 
visitors who wish to rest awhile quietly in the 
cemetery, or to bring their lunches and spend a 
quiet day in this beautiful spot. 

Printed directions for reaching the cemetery by 
train, electric cars, or automobiles can be had by 
applying at 51 Carver Street. 

Donations for maintaining and beautifying 
this Garden Cemetery and Bird Reservation 
would be gratefully received, also offerings of 
plants or shrubs, if the offer is first submitted to 
the president of the League, Mrs. Huntington 

All letters asking for advice or information, and 
all business connected with the cemetery, should 
be addressed to the Animal Rescue League, 51 
Carver Street, Boston, telephone, Beach 244. 

This cemetery was planned for the comfort of 
men and women to whom these fourfooted con - 
panions have been so prized that they echo the 
sentiment of Matthew Arnold in his beautiful 
poem on his favorite dog ‘“Geist’’ which we 
have quoted before in these columns :— 

“Yet would we keep thee in our heart— 
Would fix our favorite on the scene, 
Nor let thee utterly depart 
And be as if thou ne’er hadst been.”’ 

Cemeteries for animals are not a new idea. 
Queen Victoria had a cemetery on the Isle of 
Wight at Osborne for dogs and cats of the Royal 
Household, and marble headstones designate 
their graves. 

Gladstone had a cemetery near Hawarden 
Castle where his dogs were buried, each having a . 
granite headstone with the dog’s name and an 

The cemetery for animals in a corner of Hyde 
Park, London, was started in 1881 by the Duke 
of Cambridge. 

The most noted cemetery for animals probably 
in the world is in Paris, La Nécropole Zodlogique, 
just outside the Clichy gate. It is in this ceme-- 
tery that an imposing monument may be seen 
almost at the entrance, dedicated to Barry, the 
famous St. Bernard who had a record of saving 
the lives of forty persons on the snow-clad 
mountains of the Alps. | 

Wagner’s dogs have a burial place near their 
celebrated master’s own tomb and one favorite 
dog was placed in the tomb. 


_ Died September 26, 1907. 
‘* Here lies a little body thatjheld a great heart,” 

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Peter the Bungalow Dog sitting beside it 

Wordsworth buried a dog he loved and the fol- 
lowing lines close a poem he wrote in his memory: 

“Yet they to whom thy virtues made thee dear 
Shall find thee through all changes of the year; 
This oak points out thy grave; the silent tree 
Will gladly stand a monument of thee.” 

Lord Byron’s epitaph to his Newfoundland 
dog has been often quoted: 
‘“When some proud son of man returns to earth, 
Unknown to glory, but upheld by birth, 
The sculptor’s art exhausts the pomp of woe, 
And storied urns record who rests below. 
When all is done, upon the tomb is seen 
Not what he was, but what he should have been. 
But the poor dog, in life the firmest friend, 
The first to welcome, foremost to defend, 
Whose honest heart is still his master’s own, 
Who labors, fights, lives, breathes for him alone, 
Unhonored falls, unnoticed all his worth, 
Denied in heaven the soul he held on earth. 

Ye who perchance behold this simple urn, 

_ Pass on,—it honors none you wish to mourn; 
To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise; 
I never knew but one—and here he lies.”’ 

New York has two cemeteries for animals, the 
Hartsdale and the Kanis Ruhe, and there are 
other smaller cemeteries, public and _ private, 
scattered about our country. 

A good inscription to put on the gate of such 
cemeteries, and one we hope to place sometime 

over the entrance to Pine Ridge Cemetery this 
quatrain by Tennyson: | 

“That nothing walks with aimless feet, 
That not one life shall be destroyed 
Or cast as rubbish to the void, 
When God hath made the pile complete.” 

Pause, where apart the fallen sparrow lies, 
And lightly tread, 
For there the pity of a Father’s eyes 
Enshrines the dead. | 
—Rev. Joun B. Tass. 



Warm weather is coming. How many dog 
owners think about the comfort of their dogs who 
feel the hot weather as much as we do, and some- 
times even more? Many a dog, who is crazy 
with thirst because no pains is taken to provide 
him with water, is called ‘mad.’ 

We can always find some place to quench our 
thirst, but dogs may look in vain about their 
own yards and premises and, if chained, or con- 
fined in any way, their suffering is so great it may 
cause them to have a fit, or be irritable and bite 
some one because they are so miserable—and 
who can blame them? 

Sometimes they leave home and run long dis- 
tances to find water, and get driven away from 
places where they are only begging for a little 

A chained dog, any animal kept confined, is 
one of the most unhappy creatures on the face of 
the earth, and God only knows what they suffer. 

Dogs deserve good treatment. A number of 
incidents relating to dogs were sent me recently 
that are worth repeating: 


The Scotch collie that raced past 3,000 yards 
of enemy trenches, carrying a message that saved 
a regiment in the battle of the Argonne, forms the 
headpiece of a wonderful carved and painted 

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A. J. Pennock conceived the idea of carving 
the heads of hero dogs, especially those whose 
deeds of bravery were done during the great war, 
on a cane and making the walking stick a me- 
mento of the faithfulness of man’s canine friends, 
similar to the totem poles of the Alaskan Indians. 
The golden-haired collie, a Red Cross dog, died 
at the general’s feet after delivering the life-sav- 
ing message, but some of the other dogs honored 
on the cane are still alive. 

“Hero,” a Newfoundland dog, saved the lives 
of ninety-one men and women and one child by 
swimming from a shipwrecked vessel to the shore 
with a lifeline. ‘‘ Jack,” a fox terrier, went over 
the top with his master, and the same shot that 
killed his master carried away one of his fore legs. 

An English setter, “‘ Joe Rodfield,” led his blind 
master over the United States from ocean to 
ocean and is commemorated on the memorial 
cane. “Joe’’ is said to be descended from 
“Count Gladstone,” said to be the greatest Eng- 
lish setter ever brought to this country. ‘‘Bar- 
ry,’ a Switzerland Bernard, saved a child and 
forty men from perishing in the snow. The forty- 
first man the dog attempted to rescue thought the 
dog was attacking him and plunged a knife into 
the hero’s side. 

Mrs. Pauline Bayer, wife of Charles Bayer, of 
Riverside Park, was attacked as she was walking 
from the Camden-Trenton trolley along a lonely 
street to her home near the river by a man who 
was recently paroled by the Board of Pardons 
after serving a fraction of a sentence in state 

prison for a similar crime in which, a few years 
ago, he was accused of attacking and robbing a 
nurse. There was much criticism of his parole. 

Mrs. Bayer’s husband has been working in 
Baltimore. Her assailant evidently knew that 
and lay in wait near her home. As she passed a 
vacant lot he seized her, but before his fingers 
closed on her throat Mrs. Bayer managed to 
shout for help. A pet collie dog and a neighbor’s 
Airedale answered and attacked the man so 
ferociously that he fled, but was captured later 
and held without bail. | 


The supply of Carnegie hero medals would 
soon give out if all the brave and thoughtful dogs 
were remembered. A St. Bernard in the town of 

» Everett, Massachusetts, mindful of the traditions 

of snowbound travelers and his Alpine monastery, 
has just effected a triple rescue that entitles him 
to whatever mankind can offer in the way of can- 
onization, to match the name of the saint that his 
devoted breed already bears. First he woke up 
the families in two apartments by his loud barking 
when a fire broke out, and then, having started 
the human beings on their hurried exodus to 
safety, he darted back through the smoke, got the 
family cat, which had been forgotten in the ex- 
citement, and reappeared with his tribal enemy 
in his mouth. Would all human beings have 
been so magnanimous? 

It is hard to keep pace with these instinctive 
heroisms on the part of man’s nearest friend and 
confidant among the animals. You can train a 
dog to obey, but you cannot teach him to be a 
hero. He does these noble deeds for the same 
reason that the poem of Dr. Watts gives for the 
barking and biting of his kind: 

“For God hath made them so.” 

The pet dog of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stone, of 
Philadelphia, which had been missing since the 
death of their two-year-old baby, was found sev- 
eral days later when Mr. and Mrs. Stone visited 
the Holy Cross Cemetery to place flowers on their 
child’s grave. The dog was guarding the grave ~ 
and was so exhausted from hunger that it was 
nearly unconscious. The baby and the dog 
were constant companions before the child died. 
The dog is believed to have followed the funeral 
cars and remained near the grave ever since. 



One of the strangest and most remarkable 
cases of animal endurance ever brought to the 
attention of the Washington Animal Rescue 
League was furnished by Lion, a large shaggy dog, 
showing traces of both sheep dog and Saint 
Bernard, who was recently brought to the home 
of the League, on Maryland Avenue, to be 
chloroformed. The owner of the dog stated that 
he refused to eat, stood around with his head 
hanging down and appeared to lack all energy. 
He asked that the big pup be relieved from his 

When the attendants started to prepare the 
dog for the cage, one of them discovered that a 
piece of fishing line was wound about his throat, 
matted in the hair and that the flesh had grown 
out around it. The dog was slowly strangling to 
death. The string was cut and removed, and the 
flesh that had grown around .it burned away. 
Lion seemed to understand that the pain caused 
by burning was for his own good, and stood it 
unflinchingly. | 

The dog immediately became active again, 
and developed into such a pet that, although 
many offers to give him a home have been made 
to the League, the directors feel such an interest 
in the big dog that he is to be kept at the League 

The theory is that some one, supposedly a child, 
tied the line around the dog’s throat when he was 
a small puppy and that it was left there, gradually 
erowing into the flesh asthe dog increased in size. 


New York, January 13.—It is now possible 
for Rover, or Buster, or Fido, or any other dog 
that passes to the happy hunting grounds to 
leave behind him some balm for his bereaved 
owners in the way of cash. An insurance com- 
pany announced it would write insurance on dogs, 
although such a thing never has been done 
before. For the present each dog will be insured 
for two-thirds of what his owner thinks he is 
worth, at the rate of 12 per cent for male canines 
and 15 per cent for the. gentler sex. One excep- 
tion is the little fluffy toy dog, who eats too many 
chocolates and stays too much indoors to make 
him a healthy risk. 



Dogs and cats have been seriously hurt by 
forcing their heads into empty cans that have 
contained fish, meat or soup. Sometimes they 
are not able to free themselves. Their terror is 
pitiable, and if not found, they may run into 
some hiding-place and die a miserable death. It 
would be easy to see that a can, when emptied, is 
pounded out of shape so that no animal can get 
its head into it. To do this might save great 
suffering.—Friends and Helpers. 

Be sure to place a dish of fresh water where 
your dog.and cat can easily reach it. Dogs and 
cats often suffer for lack of fresh water. 

“ Buster,’”’ a beagle hound owned by Timothy 
J. Kelleher, Highland Street, saved the Kelleher 
home from catching fire. About 3 o’clock in the 
morning Mr. Kelleher was awakened by the dog 
licking his hand. The dog seldom goes upstairs. 
Mr. Kelleher ordered the dog downstairs. The 
animal went as far as the door several times, but 
returned each time and licked his master’s hand, 
and, finally Mr. Kelleher decided to get up and 
see if anything was wrong. When he got down- 
stairs he found the stove redhot and the wood- 
work near the stove scorched and smoking. It 
undoubtedly would have caught fire but for the 

It should be so arranged that the dogs can get 
up or lie down, or run without danger of being 
tangled in the chain or leash. 

Dogs do not perspire through their skins as we 
do, but you may often see the water dripping 
from their tongues. They need to drink often. 
A dog should never be muzzled so that he cannot 
drink or put out his tongue as he naturally 
would in hot weather. 

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Get your horses into condition for the hard 
farm work—the young horses especially. Many 
a colt has been ruined by being put to hard work 
without preparation. It is the same with green 

Look out for sore shoulders and backs, espe- 
cially when plowing begins. Be sure that your 
collars fit. A collar too big is as bad as one too 
small. If the collar rides up, use a martingale, 
or a girth running from trace to trace, back of the 

When horses are worked on a warm day, lift 
up the collars now and then, to cool their shoul- 
ders, and wipe off the sweat and dirt with your 
hand or a bunch of grass. 

Sponge off the harness marks carefully when 
you stop work at noon and at night, and clean the 
inside of the harness, the collars especially. The 
salt sweat, drying on the skin and on the harness, 
is what makes the trouble. 

If the skin is wrinkled under the collar or sad- 
dle, bathe it with witch hazel. If the skin is 
broken, bathe it with clean water containing a 
little salt. Fix the collar, with padding or other- 
wise, so that it will not touch the sore spot the 
next day. A little carelessness at the beginning 
may cause a lot of trouble to you and suffering to 
the horse. 

Clean your horses at night, give them a good 
bed, and water them after they have eaten their 
hay. Let them rest an hour before they are 
grained. Do not omit to give them water in the 
evening at least an hour after their supper, other- 
wise they may suffer all night with thirst. The 
observance of these simple rules will not cost you 
a cent, and will make the difference between a 
horse in good spirits and a lifeless one. 


The steel trap and other traps largely used by 
rabbit catchers and gamekeepers have well been 
described as abominable devices, both as a means 
of indiscriminate destruction and as instruments 
of torture most horrible. Not only do the sharp 
teeth by which the victim is held and lacerated 
cause excruciating pain, but this pain is often 

- as we.can get. 

prolonged for days and nights together until the 
keeper or some passer-by may visit the spot and 
put the sufferer out of its misery. 

When one considers the enormous expense of 
keeping in captivity wild animals and reptiles 
and the fact that their captivity does no one any 
possible good, must we not wonder when the 
world will become sufficiently reformed to expend 
this vast sum on making more numerous beau- 
tiful parks in all parts of our cities, adorned with 
flowers, shrubs ‘and trees which the poorer classes 

-of city people can enjoy, or even in turning some - 

of that money into the humane work of caring for 
old and sick horses who have given their strength 
and life’s service to mankind, and in humane 
work for all the lower animal creation?—A. H.5. 

‘‘ Animal shelters are not a matter of sentiment, 
but of the health and comfort of every commu- 
nity. It is one of the duties devolving upon 
every large town and city to provide a shelter for 
dogs and cats where they will be humanely cared 
for, either by returning lost animals to owners, 
placing desirable animals in good homes, or put- 
ting to death by the most humane methods 
those that cannot be placed in good homes.”’ 

‘““We plead the cause of those dumb mouths 
that have no speech.”—LONGFELLOW. 


During the month of May the League re- 
ceived 4448 cats, 489 dogs, 34 horses, and 36 
smaller animals. We placed 76 dogs in good 
homes, and 56 cats. 

By this time the catnip has a good start and 
there must be large bushes of it in the country. 
We invite our friends to remember our cats and 
we would be grateful for as many boxes of catnip 
It not only makes the cats happy 
but it is a pleasure to us who are the League to 
watch their enjoyment. 

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During Humane Week everybody passing 
through our office received a humane leaflet 
of some kind. One thousand Teachers’ Bulletins 
were given out, and a large number of Our 
FoURFOOTED FRIENDS, besides a number of our 
story leaflets. 

Two little boys came into the League one day 
with a paper bag in which they had two very 
small kittens. One of the boys said, ‘“‘ We were 
standing outside and a lady asked us to bring 
_ them in to you.” The kittens were about a 
week old and in good condition. Miss Starbuck 
asked them, ‘Do you know that this is Humane 

“Yes, my teacher told me all about it.” 

Then the smaller boy pulled the sleeve of the 
older one, and said in a stage whisper, ‘“‘ What 
does she mean by Humane Week?”’ 

The larger boy looked very mischievous and 
-answered, ‘‘She means that you cannot hit ani- 
mals this week, but you can next week.” 

These boys were liberally supplied with 
humane stories. 

Ernest Brewer of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
saved a young squirrel from a dog and put it 
back on the tree with its mother. Wesent hima 
set of stories. If the names of children who do 
these kind acts are sent in to us we would always 
be glad to send them some of our stories. 


The entire number of animals taken from the 
branches or receiving stations during April was 

Cambridge Neighborhood House—I found 
everything in good condition, excepting a cage 
door needed repairing. Ninety animals taken in, 
and papers and reports circulated. The janitor 
is very kind and interested in our work. 

North Bennett Street Industrial School— 
Everything going on well there, 119 animals 
taken during the month of April. The Rev. 
Walter E. C. Smith, one of our directors, went to 

ceived 64 animals in April. 

this settlement house by request and gave a talk 
to the children. The teacher, Miss Crane, said 
that even the smallest child was interested and 
remembered much of what was said to them. 

In spite of all the League has done in Cam- 
bridge, the North End still has many neglected, 
deserted animals wandering about its streets, and 
humane educational work is clearly needed there 
with children and adults. 

Parish House, East Boston—Miss Pote re- 
} She has quite a few 
telephone calls asking her what to do for sick 
animals. One day the bell rang and a little girl 
walked into the lower hall (she could not have 
been over seven years old) and called up the 
stairs,—‘‘Is the lady doctor in?’ ‘There isn’t 
any lady doctor here,’ answered Miss Pote. 
“Tsn’t this the Animal Rescue League?” “ Yes,” 
said Miss Pote. ‘‘Well,’’ said the little girl, 
opening a tiny box,—“ Here is a baby chicken. 
The mother hen stepped on it and we think his 
leg is broken.” Miss Pote examined it and 
decided it was only lame. 

While I was talking to Miss Pote the bell rang 
and four boys and one girl, all strangers to her, 
came to say that a dog had been run over and 
killed. She gave them a box, and after a little 
while they returned with the little animal so 
nicely laid in it that he looked asleep and we 
were some time deciding whether he could be 
really dead. The children looked very serious 
over it. I remember that fond as I was of 
animals as a child I would not have lifted up a 
strange dead animal. It all goes to prove what 
influence our Receiving Stations have over the 
children of the neighborhood. 

At the House of Good-Will, East Boston, 17 
animals were taken in the month of April. No 
special interest is taken there and we are deciding 
to transfer the work to some other quarter. 

At 109 Northampton Street, 13 animals were 
taken. Everything as usual is OK,—not, only 
the cages but the whole place. 

At Roxbury, Mrs. Moog took 131 animals. 
Everything was in good order there. 

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_ At the time the new reports were sent out one 

happened to be sent to Mrs. P. L. of Dorchester, 
whose little daughter twelve years old was just 
recovering from rheumatic fever. The report was 
given her to read while her mother was out. 
Upon the mother’s return. she heard the little girl 
talking in an excited tone to someone. She 
looked in and saw her daughter sitting up in bed 
with the family cat ‘“‘Coo,” fifteen years old, close 
beside her, looking up into her face -with his wise 
old eyes, just as if he understood every word (and 
who can say he did not). ‘‘Coo,” said Virginia, 
“T am going to buy you a grave. See right here 
(pointing to the picture of Pine Ridge Cemetery) 
and I am going to save every cent myself to pay 
for it, ten cents every day if I can doit. It will 
_ take me about four months to save it. You are 
going to have a grave all by yourself in that lovely 
place.”’ Virginia has kept her promise to “Coo” 
for she has opened an account with the Animal 
Rescue League and has started with two dollars. 
She is rather worried as to how she will manage 
if the cat dies before the grave is paid for. The 
cat was her’ grandmother’s much loved pet, 
- picked up by her in a very forlorn condition, 
having been tossed about by cruel boys. When 
the old lady got too feeble to care for the cat it 
became Virginia’s constant companion for the 
past three years. 

Mrs. H., of Dover, Massachusetts, is sending us 
large boxes of catnip. Cats do enjoy it. It 
takes so little to. make them happy and how few 
of them get that little. 

I was talking to a woman lately who at one 
time was so down and out that her case was very 
pitiful. She had two babies, she was not at all 
well, and her husband spent more or less of his 
time at Deer Island, being habitually in an intox- 
icated condition. She worked out by the day 
in places where she was allowed to take her baby 
with her. Her husband often used some of her 
earnings for drink. When seen lately, after an 
absence of seven or eight years, she looked so 
prosperous that I inquired how she had been get- 
ting along. She said, ‘‘Do you know I have had 

nothing but good luck ever since the night just 
seven years ago that I heard something crying at 
my back door. I found a starved little kitten 
that I have cared for ever since. My husband 
has a fine position, I do not have to work out by 
the day any more, I am strong and well, the 
children are in school, and I lay it all to the luck 
the cat brought me. He is one of the family and 
I consider his likes when I go to market, just as I 
do the rest. I never have had one bit of ill luck 
since the day he walked into my back door.” 

When seven stores were burned on Harvard 
Avenue, Allston, one night some weeks ago, 
knowing there were cats in these stores our Mr. 
Stanley was sent out to look around to help any 
injured ones that might be found. Some were 
found drowned in the cellars, but none were 
found injured. About two weeks later a crowd 
collected outside of Hayda’s Candy Store, so I 
looked in and saw his cat sitting in the window 
washing a kitten. I inquired of the storekeeper 
and found that when the fire started the cat 
rushed out through an open door so they knew 
she was not burned, and the next week reappeared, 
seating herself on the doorstep surrounded by the 
débris. Someone had found and saved one of her 
kittens, so she happily lay in the window, day 
after day while the repairing was going on, 
guarding her kitten. Mr. Hayda says this cat 
is worth five hundred dollars to him, she kept the 
store free of rats. Whenever she caught a rat 
she would lay it at his feet and wait for a pat of 
approval. Mr. Hayda says that one rat in a 
candy store can be accountable for a great deal of 
damage, and his store was overrun with them 

_before this cat came to him. 

A short time ago I found a badly exhausted 
cat on Commonwealth Avenue. He could 
hardly stand and his mouth was hanging open. 
I knew he was someone’s pet and through the 
help of the janitor the owner was found. He had 
only been lost thirty-six hours, but he had never 
been out before, and although he had only 
strayed a little distance he was bewildered. This 
only shows in a small way what agony pet animals 
can suffer when lost.—M. 8S. 



The other day one of our agents, John Finlay- 
son, climbed up a tree ninety feet to get a cat. 
He borrowed a painters’ extension ladder in 
order to reach this high branch. He rescued the 
cat, but tore his suit so badly that he had to buy 
a pair of overalls to wear back to the League. 

The Animal Rescue League and the police 
co-operate in the work of rescuing homeless 
animals. It was suggested that cards should be 
put up in every police station in the city, so that 
the new men on the police force would know where 
to apply when lost dogs, or injured dogs or cats 
were in need of care. This suggestion was made 
to the superintendent of the police force, Michael 
H. Crowley, from whom we received a very 
courteous reply. He wrote:— 

“Replying to your letter, I have taken the 
matter up with Commissioner Curtis and he 
wishes me to express to you his sincere thanks 
and gratitude for the very valuable services that 
your Society, through Mr. Archibald Mac Donald 
and Dr. Frank Sullivan, has rendered this Depart- 
ment in instructing our police officers in the 
things they should know about animals. The 

Commissioner hopes to be able to reciprocate and 
wishes me to say to you that if at any time the 
Department can show its appreciation in a con- 
crete fashion, it will be glad to do so. 

If you will send me the cards that you describe 
I shall certainly see that they will be posted in a 
conspicuous place in the station houses. If you 
can send me thirty, I would appreciate it very 

These cards were printed, and sent to Super- 
intendent Crowley, and we have had a second 
letter from him, acknowledging receipt of same, 
and telling us they would be sent to all the sta- 
tions at once. 

The cards read as follows: 

is open day and night to receive 
Agents sent out through the day only 
Receiving Stations Open Days Only. 
Roxbury; 19 Lambert Ave. 
Cambridge; 79 Moore St. 
South End; 109 Northampton St. 
East Boston; 79 Marion St. 
North End: 39 North Bennett St. 


Just where should be the proper place 
Within the human catalogue 
Of him who says with scornful face— 
“T’ve always hated dogs?” 

Preparations for our Annual Fair in December 
are already under way. Miss Phillips, manager 
of the Animal Rescue League Sewing Circle, 
wishes to announce to the members and others 
that there are a number of aprons, holders, bibs 
for children, and other articles cut out ready to be 
made. If any one wishing to assist in this work 
will either write or come to the League she will 
be supplied with work. 

14 OUR FO URE 00D be De ha tNaD 


It is said that at churches dedicated to Saint 
Anthony in Spain, Portugal, and Italy, on St. 
Anthony’s day, January 17, hundreds of owners 
of horses, asses, cattle, dogs, cats and even hogs 
bring their animals to be blessed and sprinkled. 
It is believed that this service places the beasts 
under the protection of St. Anthony, and a few 
cents contributed to those who officiate at the 
ceremony is regarded as a wise investment, as a 
sort of insurance. St. Anthony’s reputation as 
the protector of the lower animals extends partic- 
ularly to pigs.—Indianapolis News. 


| Boston, Mass., March 14, 1921. 
In reply to your card of March 14, 1921, it 
gives me pleasure to say that the kitten about 
which you inquire is in the best of health and also 
contented. He is larger than any cat I have pre- 

viously seen, for his age which I judge to be about — 

two and one-half months old, and is a splendid 
pet. He is not a ratter, as we are not troubled 
with those pests. Am enclosing check for one 
dollar which I know you can use. Thanking 
you for your consideration, I am, Very truly 
yours, L. M. P. 

Boston, March 15, 1921. 

In reply to your inquiry regarding the cat 
which I took from you on January 10. _I would 
say that he has proved to be a most satisfactory 
cat In every way. He is very affectionate and is 
areal pet with us all. He is also very neat, and 
we have had no trouble with mice since he came, 
although before his arrival we had been bothered 
with them a good deal. He seems to be in the 
best of health and spirits. Thanking you for 
your kindness, I am, Very truly yours, W. C. H. 

Dorchester, Mass., March 15, 1921. 
The kitten which my daughter took from 
Carver Street is doing well, and he seems very 
contented; has no one to bother him, has a fine 
appetite. ‘We have named him Carver for the 

street he came from. He already knows his - 

name.—Very truly, F. L. B. 

April 24, 1921. 

Pardon my delay in answering your inquiry re- 
garding cat which I got from you December 11, 
1920. At first Dick was very wild, stayed down 
cellar and ate nothing for about ten days. Then 
he began to realize he was among friends and 
started to make himself at home. Now he seems 
to be the boss of the place. He even shows my 
big dog Scotty that it is dangerous to come too 
close, unless he is smiling. By the way, I got 
Scotty from you over a year ago, and today he is 
as fine a watch dog as there is in the state. He 
weighed sixty pounds, today he weighs one 
hundred and thirty-five pounds. Dick and Scot- 
ty are both good hunters and between them keep 
the place clear of all undesirables. My care- 
taker, when alone, is perfectly happy, because he 
has his Scotty and Dick with him at all times. 
Therefore I feel deeply indebted to you for both 
Scotty and Dick.—G. H. B. . 

Cambridge, Feb. 22, 1921. 

In regard to the cat taken by me December 1, 
1920, we consider him a very valuable addition to 
our family. He is very kind and playful; the 
children love him and treat him like a baby. 
He is a good mouser. We had lots of mice, but 
since he came they have entirely disappeared. 
We were very fortunate in getting such a nice 
home cat. Should anything go wrong with him 
in the near future I will surely let you know.— 


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The League now has a crematory where small animals can 
be cremated. The ashes are delivered to owners or buried at 
Pine Ridge. The charge for each cremation is $6. Arrange- 
ments for burials or cremations must be made at the head- 
quarters of the Animal Rescue League, 51 Carver Street, Boston. 
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The Animal Rescue League 

A wholly independent organization, having no connec- 

Organized February 9, 1899 . é 2 : 
ke with any other humane society in Massachusetts 

| Incorporated March 13, 1899 

Administration Building, Kennels, Infirmary, 
Receiving Station and Crematory 
for Small Animals 


Branch Receiving Stations 

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CAMBRIDGE, NEIGHBORHOOD Hous—r . . . . °. 79 Moors STREET 
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East Boston, Community Housk . . . .  . 79 Marion STREET 
MEDFIELD... »  ».  .  «  Bartiett-ANGELL Home ror ANIMALS 
Animeals received an 192040 er tees me ee oe eee eee ome 4 ORO 
Animals brought in’ by-Visitorss.12) sen ese e fee ee ee 10,200 
Copies of humane literature distributed .- . . . . . +. ~~ 59,250 

are at work every week day collecting animals. 

Number of. calls: made in°1920~ cies 3 as oy eee 25,261 
Number of ‘animals collected) 17% i255, oe See ee 38,086 

A Free Clinic for Animals 

has been maintained for 20 years in charge of the 
League Veterinarian Dr. Frank J. Sullivan. 

Number of cases of small animals treated in 1920 . . . .:. +. =. =~. =I17,775 
Number of pedlers’ and cabmen’s horses treated, 1920. . . . . . . 475 
Number of horses humanely killed, 1920 . : ; isa ei ites a Se 664 
Number of horses given vacations a a ee eee ten + Bhan h tpi we oie Lev 36 

238 Pine Street, Dedham 

A farm of twenty-one acres, where horses belonging to owners 
who cannot afford to pay for board and care, are given vaca- 
tions of from two to six weeks and restored to condition for 
work, or humanely killed, also a few boarders received. 

238 Pine Street, Dedham 

Arrangements made for burials at 51 Carver Street 

For maintaining this work which is constantly increasing, and extends over a wide area into suburban towns and 
cities, the League, knowing it is a great public benefit from a sanitary as well as humane point of view, appeals for gifts, 
bequests and members, which are greatly needed. 

The Animal Rescue League . . . . . 51 Carver Street, Boston