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Stray dog service gets gold award in Gravesham

PUBLISHED: 11:19 28 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:41 28 September 2017

The council has been awarded for its stray dog service

The council has been awarded for its stray dog service

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The award came from the RSPCA

Stray dogs are in safe hands around Gravesham, after the RSPCA gave a collection service a golden seal of approval.

Gravesham council has been awarded the RSPCA’s gold award under its Community Animal Welfare Footprints programme.

The scheme, which provides a 24-hour collection service and free microchipping, has been given the award for the fourth year running

The leader of the council, Cllr David Turner said: “The majority of people that own dogs in Gravesham care for them as if they are a member of their family. The officers are doing a good job reuniting dogs with their owners and making sure that those that are not claimed are rehomed with loving families.

A really positive number of people have used the councils free microchipping events. For the minority of people that have pets that do not care for them responsibly there are systems in place in partnership with the RSPCA to deal with this.”

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