Fareham Borough Council has received a Gold award for the third year running from the RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) awards, for its Stray Dog Service.
Launched in April 2008, the RSPCA CAWF scheme aims to reward and promote good practice in animal welfare by local authorities and housing providers in England and Wales. The award recognises organisations that have gone above and beyond their basic service requirements to ensure higher animal welfare standards.
The Stray Dog Footprint aim is to identify local authorities who have clear procedures in place that ensure both the welfare of the dogs and a consistency of service. In addition it also acknowledges the importance of information and education and rewards authorities who actively promote schemes and services that may reduce the number of long-term strays and straying dogs.
Executive Member for Public Protection, Councillor Trevor Cartwright said, "The award is testament to Fareham Borough Council's commitment to animal welfare and I’m really pleased we have been able to achieve the 'Gold Footprint' for our Stray Dog Service for the third time.
"Key to accomplishing the Gold standard is the Council's Out of Hours Stray Dog Service, which operates to collect stray dogs found within the Borough and re-unite them with their owners or provide safe accommodation though our partner kennels until the owners come forward."
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