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Luton Borough Council

11/11/2020 - Council dog wardens retain gold standard awarded by RSPCA for seventh year

Luton council’s dog warden team have successfully retained their RSPCA Gold Stray Dog Award, which means they have now held the gold standard for seven consecutive years.

The RSPCA PawPrints Awards recognise and celebrate public service organisations that go above and beyond to ensure high animal welfare standards in their communities. The gold, silver and bronze PawPrints are awarded for five ‘Footprint’ categories, to recognise achievements in Stray Dog Services, Contingency Planning, Housing Policy, Animal Activity Licensing and Kennelled Dog Welfare.

Rachel Williams, senior parliamentary advisor for the RSPCA, said: “It’s always so rewarding to celebrate the winners and hear the impact their work has had on animal welfare locally. Luton Council have shown us year on year just how much hard work goes on behind the scenes to improve animal welfare locally and we’re delighted that they have met this standard yet again.”

Cllr Jacqui Burnett, portfolio holder for public protection, said, “I am really proud of our dog warden team, who have shown such consistency in their high standards and who have managed to maintain these standards during the Covid crisis. I know how important dog welfare is to our residents, so I am pleased to see the team demonstrating their commitment to the health and happiness of our pets throughout this difficult period.

"At Luton Council, we are continually improving and reshaping our service to ensure residents receive the best, and that includes our canine companions.”
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