Fareham’s stray dog service award

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A COUNCIL has been named top dog by the RSPCA.

Fareham Borough Council won gold for its stray dog service at the RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprints awards ceremony. It is the fourth time the authority has picked up the award.

Cllr Trevor Cartwright is the executive member for public protection.

He said: ‘I’m really pleased we have been able to achieve the ‘Gold Footprint’ for our Stray Dog Service for the fourth time.

‘I am very proud of this accomplishment.’

Southampton City Council was given bronze for animal housing and silver for its stray dog service, while Winchester City Council was given a silver for stray dogs and bronze for animal welfare principles.