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Dog Warden Service wins sixth RSPCA gold award

Published Friday, 15 September 2017

FOR the sixth year running, the Borough Council's Dog Warden Service has received a gold award from the RSPCA for its contribution to improving animal welfare.

The RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) award scheme celebrates good practice by rewarding those organisations that go above and beyond statutory service requirements to achieve higher animal welfare standards.

Established in 2008, the annual Footprint awards are supported by the  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) along with the Local Government Association, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Councillor Kevin Morrell, the Borough Council's Executive Member for Environmental Services, said: “Receiving this award is a major achievement for the Dog Warden Service and to receive it for six years running is continued testament to the service provided to the dogs and residents of the Borough and should be congratulated”.