In the Pound, Near Breaktime

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"In The Pound, Near Breaktime"
Author Kent Brewster
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction short story
Published in Tomorrow Speculative Fiction
Publication type magazine
Publication date Oct 1995

"In The Pound, Near Breaktime" is a science fiction short story written in 1995 by Kent Brewster. It was nominated for the 1997 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The story is about a desk clerk who is checking in all the animals that are brought to the pound. It explores the idea of what might happen if unwanted pets, strays and pesky animals were intelligent enough to talk.