Animal warden service given award for third consecutive yearBy Laura Herbert
October 23, 2012
The borough’s animal warden service has been given a Gold Footprint Award for how it deals with stray dogs for the third year.
Animal charity RSPCA recognised the work of the dog warden service for collecting stray dogs and ensuring they are reclaimed by their owners or re-homed. The award also recognises campaigns, which are designed to reduce stray dogs, by incentives such as micro-chipping and neutering. Mandy Dorman, Wokingham Borough Council’s animal warden, said: “It is great to be recognised yet again for all the hard work we do to reunite pets with their owners and to re-home Wokingham’s stray dogs.”
In 2011/12, 205 stray dogs were found – 156 were claimed or returned to their owners and 46 were re-homed.