In the spring of 1895, the Ohio Humane Society held a large public event which included a dog show. It was a financial success and the profits were earmarked for a “dog farm” where stray dogs could live instead of being killed. The American Field wrote about the show and here is the relevant portion:
Dog shows and humane societies were looked upon at the time as having a common interest: dogs. They were far from enemies and, as illustrated here, could work together for mutual benefit. It seems impossible to imagine such an event taking place today which, although I am leery of using rose-colored glasses to view history, strikes me as unfortunate.
In the June 29 issue, there was a little anecdote about a couple of dogs entered at the show: