"Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one." This rhyme is how most people remember Lizzie Borden. The woman gained notoriety in the late 19th century when she was accused, tried, and acquitted of the brutal, bloody murder of her father and stepmother. Most people don't realize that she was a huge animal lover -- a fact that is still helping animals today.