Dog warden service scoop several awards
A LOCAL Dog Warden Service has scooped two national awards for its ongoing work in the care of stray dogs.
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s Dog Warden Service has been awarded the Stray Dog Footprint Gold Standard in the RSPCA’s 2018 PawPrints Awards for the seventh consecutive year.
And, as the Service has held the award at Gold level for more than five years, and in recognition of PawPrints’ tenth anniversary, the service was also awarded a Platinum Stray Dogs Footprint.
Launched by the RSPCA in 2008, the Paw Print Awards, formerly known as the Community Animal Welfare Footprint Awards, celebrate good practice by rewarding those organisations that go above and beyond statutory service requirements to achieve higher animal welfare standards.
The annual awards are supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, along with the Local Government Association, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Rachel Williams, senior parliamentary advisor for the RSPCA, said: “We at the RSPCA would like to say a big congratulations to all the winners.
“These awards are a chance for these public sector organisations and housing providers who have really made a differ- ence within their communities to shine and be recognised.
“The Footprints are the only awards that recognise the hard work of local authorities, social housing providers and public sector bodies, so it is great to be able to recognise and reward the hard work that organisations do to improve animal welfare.”
Councillor Kevin Morrell, Executive Member for Environmental Services at the Borough Council, added: “Receiving this Award is a major achievement for the Dog Warden Service and to receive it for seven years running is continued testament to the service provided to the dogs and residents of the Borough and should be congratulated.”