Platinum standard Dog Warden service in Hart

Hart District Council has been awarded the Platinum Stray Dogs Footprint Award after holding the Gold Footprint Award for over 5 years.

The RSPCA PawPrints Awards celebrate the good practice by rewarding those organisations who go above and beyond statutory service requirements with the aim of achieving higher animal welfare standards.

Cllr Sara Kinnell, Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services at Hart District Council said: “Receiving the Platinum Stray Dogs Footprint Award is great recognition for the hard work of the Hart Dog Wardens. Ayesha and Molly are dedicated to delivering high standards of animal care in Hart by promoting responsible dog ownership, dealing with stray dogs, investigating dog related incidents and cracking down on irresponsible dog owners.”

In the last year, the Hart Dog Wardens have:

  • Returned 63 stray dogs safely to their owners
  • Directly rehomed 4 stray dogs that were not claimed
  • Transferred 12 stray dogs that were not claimed to rescue centres that have a no destruct policy
  • Served 28 microchipping notices on owners who had not updated their dogs microchip details
  • Investigated 102 dog on dog attacks
  • Investigated 91 dog fouling complaints

The Council’s Dog Wardens Ayesha Saifie and Molly Claydon will be joining Cllr Kinnell at the PawPrints Winners Reception on 27 November at Parliament Square in London to be officially presented the award with fellow recipients.

For more information on Dog Warden Services in Hart visit

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