Wokingham Borough Council Animal Warden Service Receives RSPCA Award


Wokingham Borough Council’s animal warden service has been awarded a Gold Footprint Award from the RSPCA for it’s the stray dog service.

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.”

Mandy is no stranger to awards; the team received a Gold Footprint Award from the RSPCA in 2010 as well as National Dog Warden Team of the Year Award in 2009, a Silver Footprint Award from the RSPCA for work with stray dogs in 2009 and Mandy was also named Dog Warden of the Year in 2008.

Cllr UllaKarin Clark, executive member for internal services, said: “This is really good news for all those involved in animal welfare, particularly since the team had received the gold award in 2010. The team was determined not to let financial pressures get in the way of the service they offer.”

The team is already planning an event for 2012 in which Wokingham Borough Council tenants will be able to get their dog micro-chipped at a reduced rate. In the meantime, the animal warden is offering council tenants vouchers for cat neutering at a reduced rate. The scheme is offered in conjunction with Cats Protection and seeks to help those on benefits who may otherwise not be able to afford to get their cat neutered.

Residents can check if they are entitled to a voucher by contacting the Animal Warden Service on (0118) 974 6765.

October 25, 2011 |

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