Patrick Lillis rabid dog 3 Oct 1905 Pittston Gazette
MANY VALUABLE DOGS WERE SHOT Browntown Canines Bitten by a Mad Dog Weeks Ago Sliowed Signs of Hydrophobia. Residents of Browntown have been forced to shoot a number of dogs, among them several valuable specimens, within the past few days. The animals showed signs of hydrophobia and in order to prevent the dreaded disease it was necessary to exterminate them. The spread of the disease was caused by a mad dog, which passed through Browntown about nine days ago and bit several other dogs. All these were taken with signs of rabies yesterday and all with the exception of one were shot. A dog belonging to Patrick Lillis made its escape as the family were preparing to shoot it and is still at large.