Hartlepool dog wardens win gold award for animal welfare

DELIGHT: From left, environmental projects officer Kate Ainger, environmental services team leader Helen Beaman and dog warden Alison Carberry with a gold award certificate
DELIGHT: From left, environmental projects officer Kate Ainger, environmental services team leader Helen Beaman and dog warden Alison Carberry with a gold award certificate
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COUNCIL officials have gone one better in scooping a gold national animal welfare award – after twice winning silver.

The Dog Warden Service, which is part of the Hartlepool Borough Council’s Waste and Environmental Services section, won a gold award in the “Stray Dog Services” category of the RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) Awards 2014.

Dog warden Alison Carberry said: “This is the third year that we have entered the awards and we feel that it is a great achievement to make the step up to the gold award after twice winning silver.” The nationally-recognised awards cover four areas of work (footprints) that impact on animal welfare – stray dog services, housing, contingency planning and animal welfare principles – and each footprint has three levels – bronze, silver and gold.

More information about the work of the Dog Warden Service is available at www.hartlepool.gov.uk/dogs and on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dogwardenhpool