This Day In History: 1932-02-26
Chief Smith met Mr. Glasgow in West Wahwah who reported that a mad dog had been through town. He ordered Smith to inform all residents of West Mahwah to tie their dogs up. He authorized him to give officer Schmidt overtime to assist in notifying all dog owners of the situation. Smith spent 3 1/2 hours doing this and Schmidt spent another 1 1/2 hours. The work continued over several days: 4 hours on the 27th, 4 1/2 hours on the 28th, and, after another reported appearance of the “mad” dog on March 1st, continued for several days more. The dog was never found and no cases of dog bites or rabies reported.