Foster carer Eudeen Cornwall says Croydon Council "took too long" to remove dead cat from Broughton Road, Thornton Heath
3:20pm Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
A foster carer has accused Croydon Council of taking too long to remove a dead cat from outside her home.
Eudeen Cornwall from Broughton Road, Thornton Heath, contacted the council on Wednesday morning after discovering the cat, which is believed to have been knocked down the night before, in a box outside her house.
Ms Cornwall said she was told by a council representative that the box would be collected within four to six hours of her call, but no-one turned up.
She said: "I phoned them again at 4.15pm and they said they were going to pick it up within an hour but on Thursday morning it was still there.
"There were two rats on top of the cat and other cats kept sniffing it, my five-year-old was saying he didn't like the cat and it was scary.
"The council said they would collect it within four to six hours, so I expect it to be sorted out from then."
A spokesman for Croydon Council said: "We are committed to removing dead animals within a day of their being reported to us, which is what we did in this particular case."