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Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jan 1915, p. 4

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Editor Lake Shore News
Dear Sir.
You have written such good articles on the mad dog situation in Wilmette. Won't you pleas use your [unclear] to prevail upon the mayor to enforce his proclamation. As it stands it is a farce and people recognize it as such. The policemen claimed they had no authority to shoot a dog and certainly in a month I have only seen one dog with a muzzle and hundreds without.
There are three families in Wilmete, two on Ninth street near Isabella and Alexander, Eighth and Linden, who are complelled to take daily trips tothe institute because their children have been bitten by mad dogs.
Has some child to die before the police will act?
I believe the police are not allowed to do anything but call up the owner when a dog is complained of, and the dog goes on his way unmolested as before, but no so the unprotected children.
Any effort in our behalf will be greatly appreciated.
A mother

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Letter to the editor by a mother concerned about the lack of public response to the problem of mad dogs

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1 Jan 1915
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