We wanted to offer our condolences to the family of former Boston Mayor Kevin White. In addition to the many great things he has done for the City of Boston, we will always remember him for his affection for Prescott, a beloved Boston Police Horse who many Bostonians remember fondly. Mayor White gave the horse to the Boston Police Department’s mounted unit and he soon became a fixture on our city’s streets. Everyone – especially children – wanted to catch a glimpse of the beautiful horse. League founder Anna Harris Smith (1843 – 1929) was an early advocate for the welfare of Boston’s working horses, and this would have pleased her to no end.
When Prescott passed away in 1994, Mayor White attended his funeral at our pet cemetery in Dedham.
In addition to his years of service to the people of Boston, we were honored to have gotten to know Mayor White in the most touching of ways – through our shared love of an animal.