Broxtowe Borough Council’s neighbourhood wardens have been awarded silver in the Community Animal Welfare Footprints and RSPCA Innovator awards for their stray dog service.
The team have won bronze for the past two years.
The Silver Stray Dog Footprint award is recognition of the team, which is made up of two full time and two part time neighbourhood wardens.
Their work to ensure stray dog welfare during the collection and kennelling processes, proactive work to educate owners, and preventative measures to reduce both straying and long-term strays.
The team were assessed on a number of things including basic dog handling, health and safety, the treatment of injured or sick stray dogs, and their continued education programme to encourage responsible dog ownership.
Chair of the Community Safety Committee, councillor Jan Goold, said: “The neighbourhood wardens do fantastic work to improve the welfare of stray dogs they find in the borough. To achieve silver this year is a credit to them.”