South Holland District Council scoops RSPCA Gold award for 2nd consecutive year

Posted on 11 September 2019

DogWardenSouth Holland District Council has maintained its reputation for providing exceptional care and provision when dealing with stray dogs, after receiving a top national award for the 2nd year in a row.

The RSPCA have recognised the Council's stray dog work as part of their 2019 PawPrints Awards, introduced to showcase the achievements of local authorities and public service organisations who have gone above and beyond for animals.

The Council received a Gold award in the Stray Dog category, which it was also awarded in 2018. The category celebrates the work done across the entire journey of the Council's work with strays, including the work of the warden, kennels, re-homing, veterinary care and the other staff who help to manage and administer the service.

It also recognises promotional work around the microchipping and neutering of dogs, with advice and links to further information available on the Council's website, along with more information about the dog warden service, at www.sholland.gov.uk/DogWarden.     

Cllr Anthony Casson, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for public protection said: "To be presented with this award for a 2nd consecutive year is a great achievement and a testament to the continued achievements of the staff at SHDC and their commitment to animal welfare.

"Our environmental protection team are always working hard with internal and external partners, and the rest of the community, to secure the best possible outcomes for animals and residents in the district. It is brilliant to see their work highlighted and rewarded again."

Image Caption: Cllr Anthony Casson, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for public protection with the dog warden van.