June 12, 2017

Since 2008, the RSPCA Cymru’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints (CAWF) scheme has been the only award scheme across England and Wales recognising good practice from local authorities, housing providers and contingency planners in relation to animal welfare.

The scheme celebrates good practice by rewarding those organisations exceeding basic and statutory service requirements with the aim of achieving higher animal welfare standards.

The scheme has the support of the Welsh Government, Welsh Local Government Association, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

Award Categories
CAWF covers four areas of work – stray dog services, housing, contingency planning and animal activity licensing. Each Footprint has three levels – bronze, silver and gold – each level carrying progressively more demanding criteria.

The RSPCA Innovator for Wales recognises exceptional achievement in adopting an innovatory approach to improving animal welfare.

Click here for more information and to enter the CAWF awards (closing date 14th July 2017)

Winners 2016

Animal Establishment Licensing
Shared Regulatory Services – Bronze
Pembrokeshire County Council – Bronze

Contingency Planning Footprint
Monmouthshire County Council – Gold
City of Cardiff Council – Bronze

Housing Footprint
Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd – Bronze
Clwyd Alyn Housing Association – Bronze
Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association – Bronze
Merthyr Valleys Homes – Bronze
Rhondda Housing Association – Bronze

Stray Dog Footprint
Cardiff Dogs Home (Cardiff Council) – Gold
Denbighshire County Council – Gold
Newport City Council – Gold
Wrexham County Borough Council – Gold
Shared Regulatory Services – Silver
Pembrokeshire County Council – Silver
Isle of Anglesey County Council – Bronze