Barking up the right tree

Housing Leeds has been awarded the RSCPA’s Bronze Community Animal Welfare Footprint for the 6th successive year.

The CAWF award celebrates and promotes housing providers that demonstrate good practice in animal welfare and recognises the council’s clear and positive pets policy along with useful information for tenants, clear enforcement, good partnership working, innovative education work, and more!

Councillor Peter Gruen, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, Planning and Personnel, said:

“I’m delighted we have received the Bronze Award in recognition of the council’s approach to responsible pet ownership and strong partnership working with animal welfare charities including Cats Protection, Dogs Trust, Camp Nibble and the RSPCA.

“We’ve made great progress but recognise more needs to be done. I look forward to continuing working together towards the Gold Award in 2015.”

Lenny Rolles, the RSPCA’s Senior Parliamentary Advisor for Local Government, said:

“The RSPCA is encouraged by the positive steps that are being taken by Leeds City Council to improve the welfare of animals in their properties. The current Bronze Housing Footprint recently awarded, recognises the hard work of everyone in the housing team at the local authority. I am also delighted that the team are aiming for a gold award in future years.”

Notes for editors:

More details about the council’s pet policies is available at: http://pdispwfe01-www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Pets-and-animals.aspx

Media contact:

Phil Morcom

Communications and Marketing team

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 224 3602

Fax: 0113 247 4736