• Short Summary

    SIGNORINA (MISS) ELIDE BRIGADA, AN ITALIAN WOMAN, JUST LOVES DOGS. SO MUCH SO THAT SHE?

  • Description

    SIGNORINA (MISS) ELIDE BRIGADA, AN ITALIAN WOMAN, JUST LOVES DOGS. SO MUCH SO THAT SHE LOOKS AFTER 102 OF THEM - ALL BY HERSELF. FOR MANY OF ROME'S LOST OR UNWANTED DOGS, SHE IS THEIR SAVIOUR - HAVING SAVED THEM FROM THE NEEDLE AND THE "PERMANENT SLEEP."
    THE STORY GOES BACK TO 1937 WHEN SIGNORINA BRIGADA WAS WORKING IN A ROME PATHOLOGICAL LABORATORY, WHERE MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS WERE PERFORMED ON DOGS. HER CONSCIENCE TROUBLED HER, AND FIVE YEARS LATER SHE DECIDED TO DEVOTE HER FULL TIME TO THE WELFARE OF DOGS.

    SHE HAS CONVERTED A BUNGALOW NEAR ROME INTO A KENNELLED CAMP, AND GOES TO GREAT LENGTHS TO RESCUE UNWANTED DOGS. SHE TAKES IN STRAY DOGS, "BAILS OUT" DOGS FROM THE ROME POUND, AND ACCEPTS DOGS FROM PEOPLE WHO NO LONGER WANT THEM.

    BUT IT IS AN EXPENSIVE BUSINESS. THE RENT ALONE FOR THE BUNGALOW COMES TO 40,000 LIRE (ABOUT GBP23 STERLING) A MONTH. ON TOP OF THAT, SHE HAS TO PROVIDE HER CANINE FRIENDS WITH FOOD. SO, FIRST THING EACH MORNING, SHE MAKES THE ROUNDS OF BAKER SHOPS, BUTCHERS, AND MARKETS COLLECTING UNWANTED SCRAPS. SHE ALSO APPEALS FOR MONEY FROM DOG-LOVERS.

    FOR HELP DOGS, THERE'S NO DISPUTING THAT A DOG'S LIFE IS A GOOD LIFE. THANKS TO SIGNORINA BRIGADA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAVX9VIQ3TN3T94U1TGR7VFJNP
    Media URN:
    VLVAAVX9VIQ3TN3T94U1TGR7VFJNP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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