Oct. 12, 1907
After repeated complaints to police because half a dozen dead dogs had laid in the streets for two weeks, the health department tried to charge C.T. Hanson, who held the contract for removing carcasses. But according to the city attorney, Hanson was only guilty of not abiding by his contract and nothing more.
In fact, Hanson had tried to get out his contract, claiming that he was losing money, but the city refused.