Pendle dog wardens scoop RSPCA award

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Pendle Council’s dog warden team is celebrating picking up a sixth successive RSPCA Gold Footprint award.

This national award recognises organisations which have gone beyond their basic service requirements to provide higher standards of care for dogs they collect as part of their daily work.

The award also recognises dog warden teams who run quality educational programmes in their local areas.

After picking up the award for the last five years, the dog wardens did not “paws” their efforts and continued to meet the award’s strict criteria.

Coun. David Clegg, who represents environmental services of which the dog wardens are a part, said: “Well done to our dog warden team! They have continued to show dedication and genuine care for the stray dogs they pick up as part of their regular duties across Pendle.

“Having the RSPCA’s seal of approval for their work with dogs is incredibly satisfying and a wonderful accolade.

“This puts our dog warden team among the best in the country, and I’m very proud of that.”

Senior Environmental Crime Officer David Alexander, who oversees the work of the dog wardens, said: “It’s a top priority for us to ensure that stray dogs in Pendle are cared for well while they are our responsibility.

“We also strive to promote responsible dog ownership and the RSPCA has highlighted this area of our work in their award of the Gold Footprints for the sixth successive year.”

For more information about t the dog wardens or for dog care advice, go to www.pendle.gov.uk or call 661763.