24 September 2010

For the third year running Northamptonshire County Council has been awarded a Gold Footprint for Contingency Planning in the RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprint scheme.

The council’s emergency planning team has been recognised for its work with animal welfare organisations and related groups in the contingency planning process.

Northamptonshire has successfully fulfilled the demanding criteria, displaying evidence of policies with regard for animal welfare as part of their work to ensure the county is fully prepared in the event of an emergency.

The county council was amongst 141 other applications and secured a top level gold award in Contingency Planning.

Cllr Andre Gonzalez de Savage, county council cabinet member for customers and communities said: “It is an honour to receive this award again, animal welfare is extremely important to us and I would like to congratulate the team for their efforts to continue maintaining high standards and ensuring animals are not forgotten in the event of an emergency incident.”

For more information about the RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprint scheme please see. http://www.rspca.org.uk/in-action/changingthelaw/advisinggovernment/local/cawf