Animals’ Welfare Week (AWW) was held on 26th March to 1st April and was as successful as ever with many of the usual activities held. Various films were shown throughout the week including an all-colour amateur film showing animals living in natural conditions.
A propaganda shop was run in Glasgow where people could obtain literature and sign the “Save Our Dogs” campaign from the Scottish Tail-Wagger’s Club. The petition was also available in premises in Edinburgh.
Various activities were held in Ayrshire, and transport managers allowed posters to be displayed on buses in the region. Miss Kerr, who was coordinating the Ayrshire celebrations, held a procession with her decorated car, two ponies, a Great Dane and two Pekingese.
The “Save Our Dogs” National Campaign was now being actively worked in England as well. The Bill was presented to parliament on 5th July 1939 and petitions were distributed across the whole British Isles, as well as some being returned completed from as far as Australia. Over a million people had been informed of the work due to a large effort in England, and correspondents from USA, Jamaica, British Columbia and Iraq as well as the majority of European countries. The outbreak of war may have affected the parliamentary programme but not the support of dog lovers, the campaign continued with lantern lectures and addresses.
The Dog’s Bazaar was held in November in the Grosvenor Hotel, as the usual premises (the Music Hall) had been taken over by the Military Authorities. Conveners this year were Channey Girl and Lady Lindy Loo.
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