Triple award for Stroud District Council's animal welfare service

Published: Thursday, 19 December, 2019

Stroud District Council officers picked up a trio of awards to celebrate the way they deal with stray dogs, animal licensing and contingency planning at the RSPCA’s 12th annual PawPrints Awards.

The awards celebrate public service organisations that go above and beyond to ensure high animal welfare standards in their communities.

Animal Warden Alex Myrie picked up a Gold PawPrints Award in the stray dogs category, and a Silver Award for the new animal activity licensing service that was introduced in October 2018.

Community Services Officer Nikki Humphries picked up a Bronze Award for the way the district council considers the needs of animals when contingency planning.    

They were joined by chair of Stroud District Council’s Community Services and Leisure Committee, Cllr Mattie Ross, who said:

“It was a real privilege to attend the awards. Pets are an important part of the family for many people, so I’m very glad that we have an animal welfare service at Stroud District Council.”

Rachel Williams, senior parliamentary advisor for the RSPCA, added:

“The RSPCA’s PawPrints are the only awards that recognise the hard work of local authorities, social housing providers and public sector bodies across England and Wales, to improve animal welfare. It has been a pleasure to watch the scheme grow over the years and celebrate countless initiatives from the most dedicated public service organisations and their staff.

The awards were once again supported by the Local Government Association, along with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

For more information about the Animal Welfare Service see https://www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/environmental-health/animal-welfare

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