You can just walkies right in
It’s ‘business as usual’ at dog rescue centre despite engineering works
STAFF at a dog rehoming centre at Harefield are concerned visitors will think it has shut after a damaged railway bridge caused access problems.
The works, which are taking place following a collision on Harvil Road, have meant that there is limited access to the entrance to the re-homing centre.
Network Rail have been carrying out structural engineering works on the bridge, since a car crash on February 11 saw a man and a woman hospitalised.
Richard Moore, rehoming manager at Harefield Dogs Trust, said: “Whilst there is likely to be restricted access to the re-homing centre for the time being, I would like to reassure everyone that our opening hours are not affected and it’s still very much business as usual for our staff as we continue to look after the dogs in our care.
“We currently have a whole host of adorable dogs all awaiting loving new homes. If you are interested in paying us a visit, we would love to see you but advise that you plan ahead to make sure your journey is as smooth as possible.”
Network Rail announced on Twitter that work may be completed by Friday.
A spokesperson said: “Network Rail has had to rebuild the parapet wall and the buttress following a car causing structural damage to the Harvil Road railway bridge.”
Following the crash a woman was airlifted to hospital by London’s Air Ambulance (LASS) after she had to be cut free from the vehicle in Harvil Road by London Fire Brigade (LFB).
Dogs Trust Harefield currently has more than 60 dogs all looking for an owner.
If you can offer a dog a loving home, please call on 0300 303 0292 or visit the centre at Highway Farm, Harvil Road, Harefield, UB9 6JW.
It is open on most afternoons (except Wednesdays) until 4pm and 5.30pm Tuesdays
Access to the rescue centre for vehicles travelling south along Harvil Road from Harefield is available from:
New Years Green Lane via Breakspear Road South
n STILL OPEN FOR VISITS: Harefield Dogs Trust is still open, despite restrictions to its entrance while repair works take place on Harvil Road (right)