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To wonder what happens to pets inside police cordons?

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witwootoodleoo Thu 08-Jun-17 19:04:24

I've been wondering, does anyone know what happens to pets that are stuck inside a police cordon?

Apparently the cordon around Borough market stayed up for three days in places. There were quite a lot of homes in the cordon so I wonder what happens to any pets stuck inside it. Do you think they send someone in to feed them or something?

Before anyone tells me off I know that this is by far not the most important question and I'm not doubting that the police have to do their very important jobs. I'm also not suggesting they let a parade of pugs trample through the crime scene.

I assume there must be some sort of protocol because 3 days without food or water would not be good for any animal and could be fatal for some.

Thanks to anyone that can enlighten me

GahBuggerit Thu 08-Jun-17 19:07:34

I was wondering this aswell!

ItchyFoot Thu 08-Jun-17 19:09:00

I'm not sure. Maybe you contact your local precinct and they advise. I watched a documentary years ago about the animals involved in the 9.11 attack on the twin towers. It was mainly about the search and rescue dogs but they did mention a lot of animals in the nearby apartments died. Mainly from the dust but I think some did starve.

SomeOtherFuckers Thu 08-Jun-17 19:09:33

People either are in when it's cordoned off, asked to leave and take pets with them or probably ask a neighbour to look after them ( revealing the spare key location) If not then I imagine maybe the rspca may be allowed in?

BrianCoxWithBellsOn Thu 08-Jun-17 19:09:36

I'm place marking because this has never crossed my mind, but now it has I need to know the answer!

Farahilda Thu 08-Jun-17 19:11:28

I think that if you have an urgent need to cross a cordon, you can make your case to the officer in charge of it, and they can habe someone accompany individuals across if they agree that it is necessary to go to a property for the reason given, and it is not dangerous so to do.

LakieLady Thu 08-Jun-17 19:14:24

I want to know too!

My dog would go demented if they started blowing doors in down our road. And I would go demented if I had to leave her home alone for 3 days...

hibbledobble Thu 08-Jun-17 19:14:26

I believe you would be allowed to access your property, especially in these circumstances.

1981trouble Thu 08-Jun-17 19:14:53

Not UK but last year in Canada a city was evacuated because of forest fires and those who could took animals with them. Those who couldn't gave details to the equivalent of the rspca who along with the police went into properties and fed/checked on them all. (The cordon was more than a few days).

There was also some who sneaked in against advice and checked on houses/rescued some pets because the police were taking too long.

SouthernComforts Thu 08-Jun-17 19:14:59

Interesting OP, I've never thought about it before! Hopefully someone will know

AuntJane Thu 08-Jun-17 19:42:17

My office is inside the cordon, and we are being allowed in tomorrow for the first time. However, people with an urgent need were being escorted in as early as Monday.

Sycamorewindmills Thu 08-Jun-17 19:50:25

Excellent question OP

WallisFrizz Thu 08-Jun-17 19:58:13

Someone with authority to access the cordon would get your pet to you. Or they would grant you or specialist dog officer (for example) access to get it out.

kateclarke Thu 08-Jun-17 20:02:00

When I was younger my block of flats was sealed off by police.
I had a five week old kitten inside and wasn't allowed in to help her.

witwootoodleoo Fri 09-Jun-17 16:11:06

@kateclarke thaf muat have been horrid for you. I hope it wasn't for too long and that she was okay.

Thanks all for your thoughts and inside knowledge @auntjane.

ArchieStar Fri 09-Jun-17 16:14:36

This thread has made me quite sad, those poor animals sad

Bloody terrorists affect more than we initially realise don't they!

kateclarke Fri 09-Jun-17 20:22:04

@witwootoodleoo, it was for about six hours. I sat on the kerb by the cordon frantic, waiting to get back in as soon as I was allowed. When I did, she was curled up asleep without a care in the world, so all was well.

fruitlovingmonkey Fri 09-Jun-17 21:45:07

Oh I really want to know the answer to this now.
My dog is a sensitive soul and would definitely know something strange was going on and worry about us until we came home.

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Fri 09-Jun-17 21:46:47

When we were in a major police incident and a victims house was cordoned off I was police escorted in to feed the 3 dogs.
Not allowed to go into any room except where the dogs were then straight out again.

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