WEST Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s dog wardens have been awarded a 2016 ‘Gold Stray Footprint’ by the RSPCA.
The accolade was given as part of the RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) Awards in recognition of the district and borough’s stray dog service for providing a ‘gold standard’ in terms of animal welfare.
Cllr Alan Thacker, community safety and access portfolio holder for West Dorset District Council, said: “I would like to congratulate the team on a thoroughly deserved award.
“They do a lot more than simply dealing with dog fouling, so it is good to see that their hard work is being highlighted by a leading animal welfare charity.”
Cllr Francis Drake, community safety briefholder for Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, said: “Our dog wardens carry out an extremely challenging and difficult job, but one that is vitally important to our community. It is great news to see them receiving recognition nationally.”
The dog warden team will be attending the CAWF winners reception in London on November 30th to celebrate their achievements alongside the other winners.