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