Pensioner told to get rid of his two dogs or face eviction.


An 82-year-old man from Harold Hill has been told to get rid of his two dogs or face eviction. John Bacon from Seven Oaks Close has two dogs Haze who is 15 years old and Tilly who is 3 years old. Now, Mr. Bacon has received a letter saying he has to get rid of his two dogs or he will be evicted.

John has lived at the Harold Hill property for 22 years and has never had any problems. Now, with the arrival of new tenants, John has been accused of not clearing up dog mess in the garden.

He told the Havering Daily: “I clean up every day, actually not only do I pick up my dogs’ mess but others as well. I have a special ‘poop a scooper’ that I use every day. I always keep the garden clean.”

Now because of these allegations, John is even too scared to allow his dogs out in the garden.

“I bring them to Rocky park every day to have a good run around as I’m too scared to let my dogs out in the garden. I clean up twice a day and now only allow my dogs to lie in the porch in case these people complain.”

John has been given 21 days to either get rid of his dogs or be evicted.

“I love my dogs, Haze has been with me for 15 years, she has a bad leg and is no trouble to anyone. Tilly is a happy dog that everyone loves, I would be lost without my dogs.”

Councillor Jan Sargent has been helping John resolve this awful situation. She told the Havering Daily: “I have known John for a number of years. He is a very friendly, likable person who loves to chat with everyone especially while on his daily dog walks through the parks of Harold Hill. You can clearly see that he absolutely dotes on his beloved dogs.

“The thought of John having to give up his best friends or lose his home to me is totally incomprehensible.

“Mr. Bacon has been in tears when describing how much stress and worry this is putting him through. How can this happen !! He quite often tells me of how his beloved companions have brought him so much comfort especially during the recent lockdown period.

“They are part of his family! To be honest I am really struggling to understand how an 82-year-old man who has lived in the same property for over 22 years with his dogs, both from pups have been sent such a letter. Surely problems can be resolved without getting to this stage.
I am currently awaiting a response from an email sent to the officer in question.”

Harold Hill Councillor Jan Sargent and John with his dogs Haze and Tilly.

9 thoughts on “Pensioner told to get rid of his two dogs or face eviction.

  • 23rd July 2020 at 6:13 pm
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    I would evict the new tenents, how dare they make this poor man feel stressed and all the worry he’s suffering, I’ve never heard such bullshit in my life, the state of some people’s properties and gardens are like a tip , give this man a break and get rid of the moany tenents .

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  • 23rd July 2020 at 9:46 pm
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    Ide rather live on the streets than get rid of my dog. I think a petition should be drawn up for people to sign against this injustice. Good luck John to you and your lovely dogs

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    • 25th July 2020 at 2:05 pm
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      John’s got his man’s best friends with him since they were puppies, these people complaining are they from another country, I’m bloody discussed sort this stupid thing out you’ll make John I’ll.

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  • 24th July 2020 at 6:47 am
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    the problem is the new tenants leave the man alone good luck john xx

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  • 24th July 2020 at 11:42 am
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    His dogs are his family. Leave him alone. Evict the new tenants then there would be no problems

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  • 24th July 2020 at 10:28 pm
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    i am 100 per cent behind you young man , i will be in close contact very very soon , you are not alone x

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  • 27th July 2020 at 10:13 am
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    discusting who the hell does this tenant think he or she is , get lost leave this man alone you stupid person. people like you should live on an island then you would still find fault I e there are fish around please get rid of them . horrible horrible person from a dog lover who prefers dogs to people especially people like you!!!!!!!!

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    • 29th July 2020 at 3:12 pm
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      I’m 100% In agreement with you.

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  • 29th July 2020 at 3:17 pm
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    Leave this man alone with his dogs, he has been a tenant for 22 YEARS!!!!!! and never had any problems or from his dogs, they arenhis companions, its the new tenants who are the trouble makers, I take it they are not that interested in being friends with anyone ,as I doubt anyone will talk to them after doing this to this man and his dogs.
    And people wonder why I prefer animals to humans.
    Havering council you are an utter disgrace to the borough, absolutely disgusting.

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