For the 5th year in a row the Hart District Council Dog Warden team has successfully won the Gold Footprint Award in this year’s prestigious RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards.
There were 129 applications and Hart is one of 62 Local Authorities across England and Wales to receive the gold award in the Stray Dog Footprint Award category. The scheme celebrates good practice by rewarding those organisations who go above and beyond statutory service requirements with the aim of achieving higher animal welfare standards.
Speaking about the award Cllr John Kennett, Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services, said: “We have a statutory duty to provide a service and it's a great achievement that the Dog Warden team, Ayesha and Carrie, have carried on the high standards of animal welfare which were established by Lynn Byfield before her retirement after 25 years’ service. They work hard to enforce dog fouling and dangerous dog laws, collect strays and generally promote responsible dog ownership, including microchipping so that dogs can be identified. This award by the RSPCArecognises the commitment they bring to their work.”
Since 2008, the RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints scheme has been the only award scheme across England and Wales recognising good practice from Local Authorities, housing providers and contingency planners in relation to animal welfare.
More information about the Hart District Council Dog Warden provides is available here: www.hart.gov.uk/dog-warden.
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