Kennels wins award for going 'above and beyond'
Portsmouth’s stray dog kennels have won a gold award from the RSPCA for their contribution to animal welfare.
The kennels, run by Portsmouth City Council, won a gold Stray Dog Footprint award.
The RSPCA gives out the awards as part of its Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) award scheme, which rewards organisations which go above and beyond legal requirements to achieve higher animal welfare standards.
Portsmouth’s kennels achieved a gold award because they provide extra services, including an out-of-hours service and micro-chipping, and regularly work to encourage responsible pet ownership.
Rachel Williams, senior parliamentary advisor for the RSPCA, said: “The Footprints are the only awards that recognise the hard work of local authorities, social housing providers and public sector bodies, so it is great to be able to recognise and reward the hard work that organisations do to improve animal welfare.”
The presentation of the awards will take place on 30th November at RICS, Parliament Square.