A few nice animal pound images I found:
Image by LSE Library
From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:
"The removal of dust and refuse from the houses of the metropolis is a task which devolves on the officers of the various parishes. Although the duty of collecting dust is not always discharged to the satisfaction of householders, it must be admitted, when the gigantic nature of the work is taken into account, that there is very little ground for complaint. In the parish of Lambeth alone there are about 40,000 rateable houses. Each house is calculated to contribute on an average three loads of dust in the course of the year, so that the accumulated annual refuse of this section of London would form a mound of no mean proportions. In this parish matters are so arranged that a dust-cart is supposed to pass each door twice a week. The faithful observance of this and other rules depends jointly on the men themselves, and on the efficient supervision of foremen set over them. These foremen are in the pay of the vestry, while the men and carts are hired by the day from a contractor. The rubbish thus collected is carted away in part to "shoots" found by the vestry within the area of the parish, and in part to the Thames, where it is deposited in boats hired for its removal at one pound sterling per load."
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Pet of the Week: Cosmo, 8958154
Image by LollypopFarm
Cosmo is a male 3-year-old Beagle/Jack Russell terrier mix who was brought to Lollypop Farm because of personal problems his owner was having that made her unable to care for a dog.
Cosmo weighs about 20 pounds and has lots of energy! His favorite thing to do is play! He would love an active owner.
Cosmo would do best in a home without kids under 15. He needs to meet any dogs in the household before going home with an adopter to make sure they’ll be buddies.
Pet of the Week: Mandy, 11474777
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If you’re a Beagle lover, we have a winner for you! Meet Mandy, a 2.5-year-old, who’s at Lollypop Farm because her previous owner no longer had time for her.
She’s 23 pounds of cuteness, punctuated with a big vocabulary. In her kennel, she’s busy making sure you know she’s there, once outside the chatter stops! Mandy does well on a leash; she’ll trot right along, keeping her nose constantly to the ground to check things out.
If you want to meet Mandy, bring your children, and any dogs who share your home, to meet her. Children over the age of 6 are recommended. Mandy is busy interviewing potential families, so don’t delay if you think she’s your girl!