During WW1 the Society suffered a decrease in funds and a lesser ability to campaign, but it continued its work.

Mr Williams conducted meetings throughout the country, with various reported on in the local press. In one lecture he included a plea for the animals giving service on battlefields.

1914 horses used in war

The Dog’s Bazaar in aid of the Society was held in the November and was very successful despite the ongoing war. A percentage of the profits were given to the Red Cross Funds (£100) this resulted in the naming of two beds in a Scottish Military Hospital, which were named “The Dog’s Bazaar, 1914, No. 1” and “The Dog’s Bazaar, 1914, No. 2”.

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