Besides the many passengers and crew, there were also several animals aboard TITANIC, which included dogs, cats, birds, and even poultry. The ship had it's own luxury kennels and only First Class passengers were allowed to bring their dogs. Like any other ship, TITANIC had quite the population of rats, and one was even seen running across the Third Class dining room the evening of the sinking.
Unfortunately, few of the animals on TITANIC survived. Three dogs were taken aboard lifeboats by their owners. During the sinking, someone opened all the kennel doors, and excited dogs were seen running up and down the slanting deck as the ship went down. Ann Elizabeth Isham refused to leave her Great Dane, and was one of the few First Class passengers that did not survive.
April 15, 1912: The Carpathia, was about 58 miles southeast of the Titanic at the time it heard the distress call. She doesn't pick up the first of the survivors until around 4:10 a.m. Finally, hours later after picking up survivors from the last lifeboat, she heads for New York at 8:50 a.m.
The Mackay-Bennett is the first of several ships to travel to the area where the Titanic sank to search for bodies. On April 18, 1912, the Carpathia arrives in New York with 705 survivors.
April 14, 1912: Captain Smith retires to his room around 9:20 p.m. The last of seven warnings regarding icebergs is received around 9:40 p.m. in the wireless room. This warning never makes it to the bridge.