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To wonder what happens to pets inside police cordons?

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witwootoodleoo · 08/06/2017 19:04

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

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GahBuggerit · 08/06/2017 19:07

I was wondering this aswell!

ItchyFoot · 08/06/2017 19:09

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 · 08/06/2017 19:09

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 · 08/06/2017 19:09

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

Farahilda · 08/06/2017 19:11

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 · 08/06/2017 19:14

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 · 08/06/2017 19:14

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

1981trouble · 08/06/2017 19:14

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 · 08/06/2017 19:14

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

AuntJane · 08/06/2017 19:42

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 · 08/06/2017 19:50

Excellent question OP

WallisFrizz · 08/06/2017 19:58

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 · 08/06/2017 20:02

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 · 09/06/2017 16:11

@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.

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ArchieStar · 09/06/2017 16:14

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

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

kateclarke · 09/06/2017 20:22

@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 · 09/06/2017 21:45

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 · 09/06/2017 21:46

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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