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Preston dog wardens given gold award by RSPCA for stray dog handling

Posted on - 23rd November, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Council
No, we're not sure about that chap in the passenger seat either!

No, we’re not sure about that chap in the passenger seat either!

Dog wardens in Preston have been given a pedigree prize for their handling of stray dogs in the city.

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The RSPCA granted the golden award for the fourth year in a row to Preston City Council’s dog wardens.

Lenny Rolles, senior parliamentary advisor for the RSPCA, said: “It is encouraging to see that even with the financial pressures faced by local Government, Preston City Council has maintained a commitment to the welfare of stray dogs.”

The city council handle around 350 stray dogs in Preston each year.

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The dog wardens operate a non-destruction policy, so ever healthy dog found needs to be re-homed if not claimed.

Cabinet Member for planning and regulation, Councillor John Swindells, said: “Every pet owner will have to microchip their animal by 2016, so I would urge the dog owners of Preston not to leave it too late and take up the offer of this free service at the upcoming events in the new year.”

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