Lambeth wins gold and platinum in 10th anniversary RSPCA Awards

10 September 2018

Written by: Lambeth Council

Better Lambeth - Community Safety

The RSPCA has awarded Lambeth Council their gold Stray Dogs Footprint for the 5th time and a gold Animal Establishments Licensing Footprint in their 10th Annual Pawprints Awards.

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The RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Pawprints awards recognise good practice from local authorities, housing providers and contingency planners in relation to animal welfare. This September, they awarded Lambeth Council a gold Stray Dogs Footprint, a gold Animal Establishments Licensing Footprint – and a platinum pawprint in recognition of five years’ Gold awards in a row.

Stray dogs gold pawprint

The Stray Dogs Footprint recognises that Lambeth Grimebusters and Pest Control team runs a comprehensive stray dog service including out-of-hours services. The team routinely scans every stray dog for a microchip to identify its owner, and works with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to re-home dogs when an owner cannot be found.

Stray dogs platinum award

Because Lambeth has been awarded a Gold pawprint for five years, and in recognition of the PawPrints’ Awards 10th anniversary, we have also been awarded a Platinum Stray Dogs Pawprint this time.

Gold Animal Activity Licensing Pawprint

The Animal Establishments Licensing Footprint award demonstrates Lambeth’s commitment to animal welfare through policies and procedures when licensing animal establishments – pet shops, dog breeders, dog boarding, performing animals, riding schools and zoos – with London Aquarium as the biggest example in the borough. Regular inspections take place at all our licensed animal establishments and our policies require all licensed establishments to meet the conditions set out in the most recent edition of the model licensing conditions. This ensures that standards are higher than the minimum required.


More information

  • Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) is run by the RSPCA to recognise organisations that go above and beyond basic requirements to ensure higher welfare standards for animals in the services they provide. See the RSPCA information pages for more about the Campaign for Animal Welfare.
  • The RSPCA is the world’s longest-serving Animal Welfare charity. Find out about everything they do to protect animals and how you can help on their information pages.
  • For more about London Aquarium see their information pages
  • For more about Battersea Dogs and Cats Home see their information pages