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Animals on board TITANIC

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.

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