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RSPCA PawPrint stamp of approval for Stroud District Council

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Stroud District Council has been honoured at the RSPCA’s annual PawPrints Awards.

The Animal Welfare team has picked awards for the way it handles stray dogs and animal licensing, while the Community Services team has been recognised for its contingency planning.

This will be the eighth year running that the Animal Welfare team has been awarded a Gold PawPrints Award in the stray dogs category. The team was also awarded a bronze in animal licensing, and contingency planning won the Community Services team a bronze as well.

The stray dog service ensures that any stray or lost dogs are collected and looked after until they can be reunited with their owner.

Animal activity licensing exists to guarantee residents are purchasing pets from reliable sources as well as ensuring the safety of cats and dogs when boarding.

SDC Animal Welfares Alex Myrie and Josie Oak microchip checking with Vera | RSPCA PawPrint stamp of approval for Stroud District Council
SDC Animal Welfare’s Alex Myrie and Josie Oak microchip checking with Vera

The RSPCA PawPrints Scheme is the only award scheme across England and Wales that recognises good practice in animal welfare from local authorities, housing providers and contingency planners.

Councillor Chris Brine, Chair of Community Services and Licensing Committee said: “I would like to congratulate the Animal Welfare and Community Services teams for winning these awards – it’s another demonstration of services working well together across the council. The awards are a real testament to the dedicated staff who have worked tirelessly through the pandemic for the safety and protection of animals. It is great to see the team get acknowledged year after year and I hope to see them win again next year!”

For more information about the Animal Welfare Service, please visit www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/environmental-health/animal-welfare

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