We are delighted to have been awarded the Gold standard in the RSPCA PawPrints Awards in the Kennelling category.

Launched in 2008, PawPrints recognises local authorities, housing providers and other public bodies who deliver higher animal welfare standards. It celebrates public sector organisations who work hard to deliver higher animal welfare standards and act as an inspiration for others to do the same.

Awards are split into five categories:

1. Stray dog services
2. Housing
3. Contingency planning
4. Animal activity licensing
5. Kenneling.

Each category has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold - with each level carrying progressively more challenging criteria.

We're thrilled that Hope Rescue is one of only four organisations in the U.K. to receive the Gold award in this category for our work kennelling stray and seized dogs on behalf of Local Authorities. We were also thrilled to see two organisations we work closely with recognised.

Shared Regulatory Services (Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend Councils) was awarded Gold in both the Stray Dog Services and Animal Licensing Activities Categories and Animal Licensing Wales were awarded the Innovator in Animal Welfare award.

More information on the RSPCA PawPrints Awards can be found here.