Dog war­den ser­vice scoop sev­eral awards

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

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.”

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