Dog welfare team win prestigious award

The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillors Steve and Lynn Glover, congratulate Dog Warden Operations Manager Pauline Stone (centre) and Dog Welfare and Enforcement Support Officer Kieran Berry
The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillors Steve and Lynn Glover, congratulate Dog Warden Operations Manager Pauline Stone (centre) and Dog Welfare and Enforcement Support Officer Kieran Berry

ST Helens Council’s dog welfare team has been honoured with a prestigious award.

The authority’s dog welfare and enforcement team is celebrating after receiving a the Bronze level Community Animal Welfare Award.

The award recognises those organisations which go beyond the ‘basic’ requirement of dealing with stray dogs.

This year St Helens is one of only nine organisations to receive the award.

The team submitted evidence on the handling, care and processing of stray dogs in St Helens to assessors including the RSPCA, the Local Government Association and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

St Helens Council’s cabinet member for green smart and sustainable borough Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron said: “The officers employed by this authority are all fully trained in the 2006 Animal Welfare Act.

“Their knowledge, experience and training are key to delivering the type of service that our residents deserve.

“We have always known the Dog Welfare and Enforcement team offered a good service and we are delighted the work is now recognised by a national award.”