Broxtowe Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens have been awarded silver in the Community Animal Welfare Footprints and RSPCA Innovator awards for their stray dog service. The team have won Bronze for the past two years.
The Silver Stray Dog Footprint award is recognition of the team, which is made up of 2 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 was 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 this year is a credit to them.”
Anybody who would like to give a dog a new home can contact a local rescue centre such as Babbington Hall Rescue, Awsworth at www.babbington-rescue.org.uk
The Community Animal Welfare Footprints Awards are the only awards that recognise the hard work of local authorities, social housing providers and contingency planners and help share good practice on animal welfare.
For more information and to report incidents of stray dogs, dog fouling and dangerous dogs in Broxtowe Borough, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777 or www.broxtowe.gov.uk/straydogs