Lost dogs clearly a low priority for Haringey council leader

Last Saturday whilst walking along Shepherd s Hill in Highgate, I spotted an elderly dog, which was clearly lost from his owner. The dog would not let me approach close enough to check for any address tag, so I called the council s out-of-hours number to

Last Saturday whilst walking along Shepherd's Hill in Highgate, I spotted an elderly dog, which was clearly lost from his owner.

The dog would not let me approach close enough to check for any address tag, so I called the council's out-of-hours number to try to alert the dog warden (most sensible councils employ one).

After a series of questions about who I was and where I lived, the operator finally got round to asking me about the dog. I had to spell Shepherd's Hill three times.

I was put on hold for another five minutes only to be told that the council's dog warden only works from Monday to Friday. Was I or the dog likely to be there on Monday morning, the operator then enquired.


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Justin Hinchcliffe

Haringey Conservatives

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