Animal welfare scheme recognised by Dogs Trust

7th April 2022

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent’s animal welfare scheme, which ensures that Gwent’s police dogs are looked after to the highest standards, has been certified by the Dogs Trust.

Animal welfare volunteers make regular visits to Gwent’s police dogs to ensure that they are properly looked after and have their needs met both when they are at work and at home.

They were introduced after the high-profile death of a police dog in Essex in 1997.

The certification from the Dogs Trust means that it is satisfied that the Police and Crime Commissioner’s animal welfare volunteers provide a high level of service, and that they are happy to work with Gwent Police to provide rescue dogs for training in the future.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert said: “Our animal welfare visitors play a crucial role in ensuring that Gwent’s police dogs are kept to the highest standards, and that their physical and emotional wellbeing is looked after.

“It is a credit to their hard work and dedication to animal welfare that the scheme has been certified by the Dogs Trust and I would like to thank everyone involved.”