Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 11 August 1893
Keeping a Dog without a License
George Pearce, glassblower, Conisbro, was summoned for keeping a dog without a license at Conisborough.
Police-constable Trueman stated that he visited defendant’s house on the 24th July. Defendant was not at home, so be asked his wife where the license for the dog was, to which she replied “I don’t know where it is.”
Defendant came up shortly afterwards and said to witness ” I have not got a licence: l am going to do away with the dog.” It was 18 months old.
Defendant said that he could not afford to get a license. He had not been working for the first five months of the year. He had been trying to do away with the dog.
Fined 20s including costs.