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Darlington dog wardens rewarded for their efforts with strays
11:34am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
THE dog warden team in Darlington has been rewarded by RSPCA for its work with stray dogs.
The Gold Footprint award recognises all aspects of working with stray dogs, including collection and keeping them in kennels, treating sick and injured dogs and the attempts made to find owners.
The council-run dog warden team in Darlington have been given the award four years in a row.
So far this year, the dog wardens have dealt with 397 dogs, reuniting 198 animals with their owners. The team also work with Deerness Kennels to rehome stray dogs.
Bill Dixon, leader of Darlington Borough Council, said: “It is an incredible achievement that our dog warden team has won this coveted award for the fourth year running.
“They are a hard working team who use innovative means such as their Facebook page to liaise with dog owners and ensure that stray dogs are either reunited with their owners or can be re-homed with a loving new family.“
The dog wardens Facebook page can be found at facebook.com/darlingtondogwarden where staff alert members of the public about dogs they have found and services such as mircochipping.
The team can also be contacted on 01325-388799 during office hours or on 07914-654428 out of hours.
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