Scott County


Fifteen Dogs Leave Davenport Tonight For Army Training

Four German Shepherd dogs from Davenport and the Tri-City area will leave tonight with eleven other dogs from other points in Iowa to join the Dogs for Defense, Inc., according to J. H. Schuffman, Davenport regional director for the organization in Iowa.

The four dogs were donated to the army by L. A. Sickler, Robert Leschzenier, Gus Vaxey, all of Davenport, and Richard Mesure of East Moline.

Corpl. Robert Gorman of Ft. Robinson, Neb., where the dogs are trained for the service, was in Davenport today to accompany the animals to Des Moines tonight where they will be shown at the dog show given tomorrow for the Dogs for Defense Fund. Mr. Schuffman will also accompany the shipment.

Following the show the dogs will be taken to the Nebraska camp to start their training.

The remainder of the dogs, all Dobermann (sic) Pinschers, were sent to the Schuffman kennels from Knox, Panora, Sanborn, Winterset, Mason City, Granger, Washington, Redfield, Newton and Madrid, all in Iowa.

Source: The Times, Davenport, Iowa, June 19, 1943