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May 19, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(20):622-623. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400460018005

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The Chicago Humane Society held its annual meeting on May 5. The President, Mr. John G. Shortall, announced that a new Industrial School for Boys, entirely unsectarian, had been founded, and that since last June 143 boys had been committed to this school. A total of 224 children have been rescued from the probabilities of a vicious career, and placed on the road to self-support. During the past year the Society has established two new branches in the State, at Streator and Cairo. The amount of fines imposed was $1,837, number of complaints and cases investigated 1,625, children rescued 1,252, children sent to charitable institutions 420, prosecutions for cruelty to animals 78, prosecutions for cruelty to children 17, horses found unfit for service 68, disabled horses removed 93, teamsters and persons reprimanded 560, abandoned animals destroyed 157. In seven years the Society has rescued 6,715 children, placed 1,544 in institutions,

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