Dogs visit the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals in Ilford, Essex.
People's Dispensary for Sick Animals in Ilford, Essex.
M/S in an animal clinic waiting room where a middle-aged woman sits near a girl with a dog on her lap; another woman sits holding a basket. A woman in a white coat comes through a door at the left with a dog on a lead and gives it to the owner, the middle-aged lady, who thanks her and walks off. The woman takes the dog from the small girl and goes into the dispensary.
M/S in the dispensary as the vet and assistant check the dog and examine his paw. M/S of the little girl sitting outside in the waiting room looking rather anxious. C/U of a sign pointing to the 'X-Ray Department'. M/Ss and C/Us as another dog is held in position on a table while it's paws are x-rayed. Commentator explains how the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals was started in 1917 to provide a service for animals whose owners can't afford to visit a vet.
M/Ss and C/Us back in the dispensary with our original dog, who is trying to look brave while his paw is seen to. C/Us of the small girl waiting outside; a door reading 'Operating Theatre'. M/Ss and C/Us as a vet and nurse operate on another dog. M/S as our dog is seen having it's paw swabbed; C/U as a piece of flint is removed from his paw; M/S of the paw being bandaged.
The dog is then carried back to the little girl who takes him in her arms and carries him out of shot. The woman with the basket gets up to go into the dispensary.
Note: there is a news cutting on file about the dispensary.
For search purposes: PDSA; P.D.S.A.