The Wokingham Paper

Pawsitive news as Wokingham Animal Wardens win Gold national award

THE PUBLIC Protection Partnership’s canine carers won a top national award for the gold standard care they provide for stray dogs.

This is the tenth successive year the Animal Warden service has won the RSPCA’s Footprint Award in its Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) Awards.

This award recognises public sector organisations going above and beyond basic and statutory animal welfare standards, and was established in 2008. 

Cllr Hilary Cole, Chairman of the Joint Public Protection Committee, said: “We are delighted that for the tenth year in a row our excellent Animal Warden service has received a top RSPCA award.

“Our aim is to reunite a dog and owner and get it home, or find it a new home, as quickly as possible. If there is a delay we take the dog to our kennels that are staffed by trained professionals and manned 24/7.

“All the dogs are assessed by a vet whether sick or not. We keep the dog for up to seven days to give the owner a chance to claim the animal. If the dog is not claimed we find a space in a rescue centre and we only use rescue centres that vaccinate, microchip, neuter and home check.”

This gives any stray dogs the opportunity to find their fur-ever home. 

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