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Council gets Gold Award for work with stray dogs

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Council gets Gold Award 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.

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.

Between April 2017 and March 2018, the Council dealt with 437 stray dogs in the county.

Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Regulation, Cllr Mark Baker, said, “We’re very pleased to have achieved the Gold standard from RSPCA Cymru's CAWF awards. The team do a great deal of work, not only dealing with dogs when they do stray, but also working hard with a whole range of measures to encourage responsible dog ownership.”

RSPCA Cymru’s public affairs manager, Paul Smith, said, “We would like to congratulate Conwy County Borough Council on their gold award and look forward to presenting them with their award in November. We are extremely proud to be able to recognise 16 organisations this year, with seven of them winning a gold award, which is the most we have ever given out in a year.

“We look forward to announcing our awards each year, and we once again wish to congratulate all the winners for their hard work and dedication.

“It is also just fantastic to look back over the past 10 years and celebrate the huge role played by local authorities, housing providers and contingency planners in the delivery of animal welfare across Wales.”

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 18/09/2018

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