Hackney Council top dog in animal welfare
Hackney truly are golden retrievers of lost dogs, after picking up a ‘Gold Stray Dog Footprint Award’ from the RSPCA last month.
The award recognises and promotes good practice in animal welfare by local authorities. Hackney Council received the ‘gold standard’ for providing excellent animal welfare, and demonstrating the importance of education through the promotion of services and schemes such as free microchipping.
Members of the dog warden team will be attending an award ceremony with the RSPCA in November to celebrate their achievements alongside the other winners.
I’m proud that Hackney’s commitment to animal welfare has been recognised nationally by this award.
There are many reasons a pet might stray, and I would encourage all residents with pets to ensure their animals are microchipped so strays can be reunited with their families quicker.
For more information on animal welfare including microchipping and low cost neutering schemes or to report a stray animal visit: www.hackney.gov.uk/animalwelfare or call 020 8356 6688.