1930’s Tailwaggers Club English Animal & Dog Welfare Tag, Token, Medal
Collect medals and dog related items? This is a great old original tailwaggers dog tag, token, medal or pendant. "The Tailwaggers Club" was a charity founded in 1928 by Captain Horace Hobbs for the advancement of animal welfare. It grew quickly as a pet registry and also a philanthropic scheme.
In 1929, Bette Davis was elected as president of Southern California’s branch, and thrust the tailwaggers into the Hollywood star limelight, helping gain many generous donors worldwide for animal relief. By 1930, The Tailwaggers Club had a million members in the US, UK, Australia and many other countries. It ended in 1972. Over 200,000 Dogs became members of The Tailwaggers Club, with each receiving a special collar medallion engraved with the Club’s logo and the motto "I help my pals."
This is a great piece for a much loved Plymouth area pooch belonging to the Moyle family. Text on medal reads:
The Tailwaggers Club
Help my Pals
Moyle, 56 Torrington Place, North Plymouth
(This is in County Devon, England)
Condition as seen in large photos. Click to see larger. A great old pre war piece of animal welfare history in UK, and related to the Moyle family. We feel it is from the 1930-50's range, mid 20th century.
Size: 1 inch diameter
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