Monday, January 2, 2012

Dog Came First – 25 July 1939 – Mr and Mrs William Davies of Walsall, Staffordshire

Unable to afford a dog licence, Mr and Mrs William Davies, of Walsall, Staffordshire, missed some of their meals for three weeks so that they could save the seven-and-sixpence fee.

When Mrs Davies aged sixty, appeared in court at Walsall for her husband, an invalid, who was charged with keeping a Yorkshire terrier without a licence, she told the magistrate: "We love our little dog, and rather than part with it we existed on fewer meals." The magistrate paid the fine.

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