SHARED REGULATORY SERVICES WIN TWO RSPCA AWARDS
October 17 2006
SHARED Regulatory Services (SRS), the department that helps deliver certain provision across the Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend and Cardiff Council areas, received two awards at an RSPCA presentation reception.
SRS clinched a bronze award in the Animal Establishment category and silver in the Stray Dog section.
The prizes were handed out at a ceremony in Cardiff Bay.
The Animal Establishment category aims to recognise the work local authorities do to promote animal welfare at premises including pet shops, horse riding centres and animal boarding/kennelling facilities.
The SRS Animal Health and Welfare team is responsible for issuing licences to such premises, inspecting and dealing with any complaints against them.
In achieving a bronze award, SRS demonstrated that it has a clear policy on how premises should be licensed and how any complaints against them should be investigated to protect the welfare of animals kept there.
In achieving the silver award in the Stray Dog Category, SRS demonstrated that its Animal Wardens have been provided with basic handling and behaviour training for the collection of stray animals.
Also that there is a clear procedure in place to treat injured and sick dogs and a staffed out-
of-hours kennel service is provided.
SRS also demonstrated a clear rehoming policy to ensure potential new dog owners are properly vetted and that micro-chipping and other permanent methods of animal identification are promoted.
Councillor Gwyn John, Chair of the SRS Joint Committee, said: “We are delighted to be recognised with these two awards for our animal welfare provision.
“A lot of hard work has gone into achieving the high standards we currently enjoy in this area.
“The awards also highlight the positive work being done by Shared Regulatory Services, demonstrating what can be achieved by effective cooperation between authorities.”