1943 WAGS Consignment


Large Consignment of Dogs Leave on Wednesday for WAGS

Sixteen more dogs from points in Iowa and western Illinois will be shipped to Ft. Robinson, Neb., Wednesday to start their training for service in the Dogs For Defense, Inc., according to J. H. Schuffman, regional director for Iowa and the quad-city area.

The shipment will consist of the following: one Airdale, seven Shepherds, two Chesapeake Retrievers, two Collies, three Doberman Pinschers and one Dalmation.

The dogs are being donated by the following parties: Mrs. Clarence Reece, Gowrie, Ia.; Roy D. Fleming, Des Moines; Robert F. Madsen, Webster City, Ia.; L. J. Nickum, Manning, Ia; C. F. Orcutt, Monfour, Ia; Harold Lemen, Osage, Ia.; H. G. Badgerow, Spirit Lake, Ia.; Harley R. Doolittle, Story City, Ia.; Mrs. K. J. Wilson, Thor, Ia.; Jessie B. Johnson, Eddyville, Ia.; R. F. Gorman, Cedar Rapids, Ia.; John Armstrong, Dubuque, Ia.; Leonard Warden, Melbourn, Ia.; Eugene T. Malik, Davenport, Ia.; Miss Selma E. Olson, Moline, Ill. and William Popp, Buffalo, Ia.

The dogs will arrive at the Rock Island station during Wednesday and all be placed in separated government crates by Mr. Schuffman and will be shipped to the Nebraska camp Wednesday night. An attendant will arrive from the camp Wednesday to take the dogs back.

Source: The Times, Davenport, Iowa, September 20, 1943