Two Havering Council park wardens ticketed 46-year-old Tracey Hayes of Gilda Park after she left clumps of dog hair on the ground in a local park, according to the Romford Recorder. Now she’ll have to shell out a £50 ($77) fine for making a mess. For that price, she could have hired a groomer.
Dog owners know it’s impolite to leave dog doo on the side of the street for someone to step in. But a ball of hair? Couldn’t the wardens have asked her to clean it up the fur instead of slapping Hayes with a penalty? It must have been a tough day for them as they worked hard to protect the area against convicts, felons and rampant dog hair litterers.
The Recorder goes on to say that Hayes “claimed one [warden] ‘blocked her car door’ to stop her getting out to clear up the hair, while his colleague took a picture of it.” The Havering Council denies the warden blocked the door.
Hayes said the wardens then left without cleaning up the hair. Apparently, when it comes to protecting the environment, wasting paper on pointless tickets trumps actually keep the park clean.