RSPCA recognises Great Yarmouth Borough Council's dog warden services with gold award
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is delighted to announce that it has, once again, been honoured with the prestigious RSPCA PawPrints: Stray Dog Services Award (Gold). This recognition underscores the council's unwavering commitment to the welfare of stray dogs and its dedication to providing outstanding animal care services.
Launched in 2008, the RSPCA PawPrints Awards celebrate the outstanding work of local authorities across the UK in animal welfare, responsible pet ownership and the provision of services for stray dogs. Awards are granted based on the achievements and standards set by participating councils.
This recognition is a testament to the tireless work of the council's Animal Control Team, which has consistently demonstrated compassion, expertise and dedication to improving the lives of stray dogs in the Great Yarmouth area.
Mike Gardiner, of Animal Warden Services, which provides the award-winning dog warden service for Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "We are truly honoured to be one of only 14 council's across the UK to win a RSPCA PawPrints: Stray Dog Services Award (Gold).
"This recognition reflects our commitment to the welfare of stray dogs in our community. Our dedicated team has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of these animals, and we will continue to prioritise their well-being in all that we do."
Lee Gingell, the RSPCA's public affairs manager for local government, said: "Despite the challenging situation for all local authorities and public bodies across the country, we're thrilled to see Great Yarmouth Borough Council pick up the RSPCA's Stray Dog Services (Gold) PawPrints Award.
"It's a tough time for pet owners as the cost of living crisis continues, a tough time, too, for local authorities and public bodies as demands increase and resources decline. In the face of these challenges, we're proud to award Great Yarmouth Borough Council as part of the PawPrints Awards for implementing and promoting schemes and policies that protect and promote animal welfare, and support pet owners - now more important than ever.
"From delivering events and providing information to promote responsible pet ownership, to offering free and/or low-cost microchipping and neutering services and policies to protect animals during emergency situations, there's so much great work that staff do behind the scenes. Too often, their dedication, commitment and inspirational work goes unsung and doesn't get the credit it deserves.
"PawPrints is all about shouting from the rooftops; recognising individuals and teams and celebrating and promoting best practice. We're delighted to showcase Great Yarmouth Borough Council and their work to protect and promote animal welfare; going above and beyond for animals and looking way past statutory minimums because it's the right thing to do - for humans and animals."