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GOLD STANDARD: Dacorum Borough Council recognised again for reaching high animal welfare standards

 Published on: 4th December 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Dacorum Borough Council have once again received the gold paw of approval in the RSPCA PawPrints Awards.

The Environmental Community Protection Animal Welfare service and the Housing teams were both recognised for the work in exceeding the basic requirements and achieving higher animal welfare standards.

Together the teams excelled in two areas, one of which was the Stray Dogs Footprint which aims to set a level of good practice for stray dog provision by acknowledging local authority services that have mechanisms and policies to ensure dog welfare, provide staff training, and promote responsible dog ownership

Another area where they excelled was the Housing Footprint which recognises housing providers who take positive steps to encourage and ensure responsible pet ownership in the properties they manage, and to recognise others that are doing so.

Councillor Julie Banks, portfolio holder for community and regulatory services, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by our hard-working staff who are committed to achieving high animal welfare standards across the borough. To achieve the gold standard yet again is testament to their dedication and I congratulate all involved.”

If residents have any concerns about animal welfare, they can contact the animal welfare team who together have more than 20 years of experience in animal welfare. 

Animal concerns can be reported by emailing or calling 01442 228418.

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