South Holland District Council scoops award for care of stray dogs
South Holland District Council has been presented with a national award recognising the care and provision that they provide when dealing with stray dogs.
The RSPCA have recognised the council's stray dog work as part of their 2018 PawPrints Awards, introduced to showcase the achievements of local authorities and public service organisations who have gone above and beyond for animals over the last decade.
After winning a Silver award in 2017, this year South Holland were awarded with the highest attainment, a Gold Footprint. This acknowledges the work done across the entire journey of the council's work with stray dogs, including the work of the warden, kennels, re-homing, veterinary care and the other staff who help to manage and administer the service.
Cllr Anthony Casson, portfolio holder for public protection, was delighted to see the service recognised, saying: "This is a real testament to the fantastic work of the staff at SHDC and their continued commitment to animal welfare.
"We have an excellent environmental protection team which does superb work across the district, and these awards rightly highlight that.
"We are always working, both with internal departments and our external partners, to secure the best possible outcomes for animals and the community, and it is fantastic for that effort to be recognised by the RSPCA."
You can find out more about South Holland District Council's dog warden service at www.sholland.gov.uk/DogWarden.