Helen Gunn, senior animal warden, and her team were assessed by the charity’s nationwide PawPrint Awards. It’s the only scheme to have been recognising good practice from local authorities in regard to animal welfare since 2008.
The RSPCA awarded the Portsmouth kennels gold in their practice of handling stray dogs, an important and often undervalued service. It recognises the team’s excellency in their collection and re-homing of stray dogs, as well as the systems and policies in place that ensure a high level of dog welfare, staff training, and promotion of responsible dog ownership.
Cabinet Member for Safety in the Community, Cllr Jason Fazakerley visited the kennels alongside council staff to congratulate the team with chocolates – not forgetting treats for the dogs. In attendance was also Maisie the dog, taken in as a stray at the kennels just 11 weeks old. Soon adopted by kennel assistant Jeannette Clabby, Maise is now thriving and is an example of the amazing work done here.
Cllr Fazakerley said:
Helen Gunn, senior animal warden, added:
If you need to report a stray dog, please use the kennel’s contact info below:
Tel: 023 9268 8181