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Monday 17 May 2021

The family of a dog who died after getting stuck at Thames Water Sewage Works in Esher wants a full security review

Daschund “Pebble” got spooked before running off from a house in March and ending up on the land. 

She was found dead in a disused well weeks later; her family claims inadequate searches were carried out by the utility firm.  

Pebble’s owner, Victoria Kershaw, says the land is dangerous, for animals and children.

Thames Water says;

“We’re deeply saddened that Pebble passed away in a disused part of the sewage works and our condolences go out to her family.

“When we were told she was missing, our team on site tried extremely hard to find Pebble safe and well and reunite her with her owners. We spent many hours searching parts of our site and assisted with drone searches, as well as setting up cameras and leaving out food at night.

“All our sites must be kept secure at all times and we carried out a full review of the fencing at Esher sewage treatment works to ensure incidents like this do not occur. Our site comprehensive review concluded that the site perimeter fencing was secure, in a good condition and complies to our security guidelines.

“We’ll also be reviewing how we kept Pebble’s owners informed of our efforts to locate her and the processes available for them to communicate with us.

“In memory of Pebble we also made a donation to the Dogs Trust.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

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