You can just walkies right in

It’s ‘busi­ness as usual’ at dog res­cue cen­tre de­spite en­gi­neer­ing works

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­

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

Church Road

Moorhall Road

Hill/ Harvil

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)

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