From the Richmond Enquirer, 6/7/1864

FORAY ON THE CANINE RACE. – The city hands found employment, yesterday, under the direction of sundry police officers, in a foray on the canine race. No premonitory symptom having “let the cat out of the bag” in reference to the intended raid, hundreds of unsuspecting dogs were pounced upon and made, yesterday evening, to pay with their lives a forfeited existence. They were not allowed to vegetate and “sleep the last sleep” as of yore at “Horse Heaven,” near Howard’s Grove, but after death were carried out to the C. S. nitre beds. The Mayor’s big black dog, formerly in charge of Capt. Alexander, is said to have been apprehended while away from the “Castle.” We presume he was rescued from his unpleasant predicament.

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