The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

August 29, 2009

Aug. 29, 1811

Henry Bergh, was a wealthy American who devoted his life to protecting the helpless-animals, and children. He founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in April 1866, after consulting with the Earl of Harrowby, president of England's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, founded in 1840. He set up public water fountains for animals, including cats, in Manhattan. Bergh was born on August 29, 1811.

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