Dogs Taken by Police

by Laurel | August 11th, 2009

Aug 11, 1906, page 10

The sharp yelp of the unrestrained dog is being heard to the city and soon She market will be flooded with a superior brand of soap because of the dog restraining order. Through the day from time to time yesterday the imposing forms of the guardians of the peace could be seen as they dragged the helpless canines to the retirement of the police station accompanied by the yelps and howls of the canine objecting to what he foresaw as his ultimate finish. The dogs, after being restrained at the station, are turned over to the tender mercies of W. H. Abbott, who conducts a soap and fertilizer factory at Smith’s Ferry, and though the dog is lost from sight for a time the owner may receive him back In part and wash his hands by the use of Rover or Sport, or, getting him in bags, may sprinkle him over the lawn. Whether Mr. Abbott will label the different brands of soap after the pedigree of the departed dog is a question that has not been answered, but so far no Boston terrier or St. Bernard soap has been put on the local market. The owners of the pets in the meantime are dancing on the sidewalks in the front of their homes and thinking tip hatch and appropriate remarks to be addressed to the police and the members of the board of aldermen when they shall meet, and are soothed with the consciousness that if they keep quiet they will lose their do, but if they go down to the station and try to yank the dog back to their desolate hearts, they will lose the dog anyway and be fined in addition. The police, however, have taken a fair way in dealing with the situation. When an unrestrained dog has been found they have notified the owner to restrain the dog and have not removed him from his happy home until he has been seen on the streets for the second time. This order through the city has not aroused much antagonism as the owners of dogs have in the most part been quick to see that others beside themselves have some rights in the matter and, their disposition has been to restrain their pets.

From The Springfield Republican.

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