Punch,  39 (1860), 223.

Puppy Playgrounds



News-Commentary, Drollery


Animal Development, Health, Hospitals

    Noting a proposal by 'some ladies' to 'found a refuge for poor dogs', discusses an extract from the Western Times describing the establishment, by the wealthy Mark G K Rolle, of some luxurious and well-equipped kennels for dogs. The extract reveals that the kennels have 'an hospital, granaries [...] an abundant supply of fresh-water at every point', playgrounds, and dwellings that 'are clean, warm, and well ventilated'. Expects readers to exclaim 'Happy dogs!' and praises Rolle for 'doing what no other man that we have ever heard of has ever done, or wished to do'. Anticipates that Rolle will establish similar facilities for his labourers.

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