Clearly, it isn’t to ensure someone performs the basics of a civilised society:
A dead dog was removed from the River Thames by a distressed volunteer after authorities left it floating for more than two weeks.
And this is Kingston! Clearly, twinned with any Third World unsanitary hellhole you care to name…
The volunteer for DogLost, a website for lost and found dogs, said she approached the RSPCA, the Environment Agency and Kingston Council but no one took responsibility, despite the body being in a busy stretch of the river near a footpath.
I guess they don’t have targets for this sort of thing?
“It could easily be a stray dog or someone’s missing pet. It could be a cruelty case. It could be anything.”
Sorry, love, the local councils are far too busy making test purchases of alcohol by underage volunteers, checking the smoking ban isn’t being flouted and putting on roadshows to help asylum seekers claim benefits and the obese to lose weight to worry about something like basic water hygiene.
And the RSPCA aren’t likely to worry about a cruelty case unless the cameras are there. You’d have been better off calling ITV or Sky first.
The RSPCA and Environment Agency both said the case was beyond their remit and was one for Kingston Council.
An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Our policy is we will remove any objects from the river that pose a flood risk. That’s as far as our remit goes.”
Kingston Council said they made a plan with the Environment Agency to remove the dog but by the time they arrived it had already been done by Mrs Kelly, who disposed of it herself.
A plan?! Good grief!
The council dog warden unsuccessfully scanned the body for a microchip.
And not finding one, gave it up as a bad job. Hey, he gets paid regardless. As do all the above, except the unpaid volunteer, who did the job her taxes are paying the useless lazy cretins to do…