Animals: Poisoned

Last week in Cincinnati a glass-topped metal casket was on view. Flower sprays were banked by the coffin. Nearby was an oil painting of the deceased. In two days 1,000 mourners filed silently past. The deceased: King, a German shepherd, one of the two first guide dogs in the city. Reason for the fuss: King had been poisoned. Such a wave of sympathy followed King's death that Cincinnatians saw hope for a $10,000 farm where guide dogs could be trained (as at The Seeing Eye, Morristown, N. J.) to lead Cincinnati's 550 blind.

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