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Saves Dogs While Passengers Perish

Refused to give up the dog

Worcester Evening Gazette

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New York, April 19- A narrative of the disaster to the Titanic as prepared by one of the stewards of the rescuing ship Carpathia contains the following:

"One of the earlier boats to arrive was seen to contain a woman tenderly clasping a pet pomeranian. When assisted to the rope ladder and while the rope was being fastened around her she emphatically refused to give up for a second the dog which was evidently so much to her."

The steward further says that a survivor told him that one woman declined to leave the Titanic because they would not take off a pet dog belonging to her.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) Saves Dogs While Passengers Perish (Worcester Evening Gazette, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #2975, published 29 May 2004, generated 24th October 2021 04:47:40 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/saves-dogs-while-passengers-perish.html