Dacorum Borough Council has achieved gold standards in the annual RSPCA PawPrint Awards.
The Environmental Community Protection Animal Welfare team and the Housing team were recognised for their ongoing commitment to achieving higher animal welfare standards.
The awards reward the good practice of public bodies in relation to animal welfare.
The teams achieved the gold standard in two categories:
Stray dog provision
The gold standard recognises the policies and provisions that the council put in place to protect dog welfare, provide staff training and promote responsible dog ownership.
The gold standard recognises the positive steps made to encourage and ensure responsible pet ownership in the properties the council manage and to recognise others that are doing so.
Dacorum Borough Council’s Group Manager for Environmental and Community Protection, Emma Walker and Sarah Lewis, Animal Welfare and Public Health Lead Officer attended an award ceremony held at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors to collect the Gold Stray Dogs Footprint. Layna Warden, Tenants and Leaseholders Group Manager and Ryan Glanville, Tenant and Leaseholder Lead Officer were also present to collect the Gold Housing Footprint at the event on Tuesday 26 November.