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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union Jan 24,1931 News
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 19:25:24 EST
B.S.U. Saturday, Jan 24,1931
Little Peter Calls for Big Boy; Lad in Hospital, Dog in Pound
This is the story of a boy and his dog. Peter WICKZKOWSKI,Jr.,5,of 236
Fourteenth street, stretched on a hospital cot in Kings County Hospital
today, is calling for the dog,Big boy, a police dog, incarcerated in the
shelter of the A.S.P.C.A.
Big Boy,the pride of his little master, wandered out of the protection of
his home yesterday and was picked up by agents of the society and hustled
into a dog catcher's wagon, bound for the pound. Several of Peter's friends
witnessed the incident and ran to tell their little comrade.
Peter rushed to the street in time to see the ambulance, with Big Boy
behind the cage, starting away. Peter ran after it and, clutching the side of
the vehicle, called his pet, who sought to escape. The ambulance gathered
speed, and Peter was thrown to the pavement, while Big Boy sought to attract
the attention of the driver to his master's fate.
Passersby rushed Peter to the hospital, where he is to-day, calling for
his pet between periods of coma.Patrolman Peter WICKZKOWSKI,attached to the
Crime Prevention Bureau, father of the boy, is seeking to recover the dog-
for it is believed that its presence will aid the recovery of the boy, who is
suffering from severe head injuries.
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