Broxtowe Wardens Retain RSPCA Silver PawPrints Award
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WARDENS at Broxtowe Borough Council have retained the RSPCA PawPrints Award for the third year running.
The Silver PawPrints Award recognises the team, which is made up of 1 full-time and 2 part-time Neighbourhood Wardens, and their work to ensure stray dog welfare during the collection and kennelling processes, proactive work to educate owners, and preventative measures to reduce both straying and long-term strays.
The team, who have now received two Silver Awards and a Bronze Award, were assessed on a number of things including basic dog handling, health and safety, the treatment of injured or sick stray dogs, and their continued education programme to encourage responsible dog ownership.
Chair of the Community Safety Committee, Councillor Jan Goold said: “The Neighbourhood Wardens do fantastic work to improve the welfare of stray dogs they find in the Borough. To achieve silver again this year is a credit to them.”
The average dog can live to 15 years and residents are being urged to think carefully before getting a pet to ensure they can provide it with a happy and healthy life.
The RSPCA is the UK’s largest animal welfare charity and their PawPrints awards, formerly known as the Community Animal Welfare Footprint awards (CAWFC), promotes and celebrates organisations in the public sector that have made the extra effort and gone beyond basic service requirements to ensure higher animal welfare standards in the animal welfare related services they provide.
For more information and to report incidents of stray dogs, dog fouling and dangerous dogs in Broxtowe Borough, visit our Stray Dogs webpage.