Dog Warden service given gold award by the RSPCA

RSPCA Gold Award

Gold footprint logo

Why were we awarded it?

Our Dog Warden Service has been awarded a gold footprint for the sixth year running under the Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) Award, a Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) scheme.

The award recognises those local authorities who have clear procedures in place that ensure both the welfare of stray dogs and a clear consistency of service. Additionally, it also recognises the importance of information, education and rewards authorities who actively promote schemes and services that may reduce the number of long-term strays and straying in the first instance, such as micro-chipping and neutering. Three categories of awards are available and we took the top gold award, the highest possible.

The RSPCA is the UK's largest animal welfare charity and their CAWFscheme promotes and celebrates those organisations in the public sector that have made an extra effort and gone beyond basic service requirements to ensure higher animal welfare standards in animal welfare related services they provide.

It is supported by the Trading Standards Institute and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Our Dog Warden Service is a team effort and recognition is given to all involved, in particular our dog warden Anne McDonald.

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