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Council gets Gold Award again for work with stray dogs

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Council gets Gold Award again for work with stray dogs

Conwy County Borough Council has gained a Gold CAWF (Community Animal Welfare Footprint Award) from RSPCA Cymru in recognition of its work with stray dogs for the second year running.

The awards are made annually and Conwy is one of 16 organisations to be recognised this year and one of seven to gain the Gold Award.

The levels of award recognise work done by organisations to put in place things like training for staff responsible for stray dog collection and procedures to get treatment for injured and sick stray dogs. Organisations are also assessed on the information provided to owners reclaiming strays on how to prevent the animal straying again and, to achieve the Gold Award, there must also be evidence of regular proactive work to encourage responsible dog ownership.

Conwy’s Regulatory Services deal with around 400 stray dogs every year.


Cllr Charlie McCoubrey, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Regulatory, said, “We’re very pleased to have achieved the Gold standard from RSPCA Cymru's CAWF awards for this second year. The Award recognises the exemplary work the team do when dealing with stray dogs and reuniting them with their owners. And, just as important, is the approach they have across the County to encourage responsible dog ownership.”

Lewis Clark, RSPCA public affairs adviser, said, “For twelve years, the PawPrints scheme has celebrated public bodies going above and beyond for animal welfare - but 2019 has broken all records.

“All across Wales, public bodies are putting in so much effort behind the scenes to improve local animal welfare outcomes - but these efforts are too rarely celebrated. PawPrints is proud to raise awareness of these achievements.

“The awards are supported by the Welsh Government, the Welsh Local Government Association, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.”

For information about the Awards visit: www.politicalanimal.org.uk/cawfhome

For information about dogs on the Council website, visit: www.conwy.gov.uk/dog

Posted on 01/10/2019

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