Stray dog contract goes out to tender from Fenland District Council

Pepper, from March, is among hundreds of dogs saved by the current Fenland dog warden who runs Raven

Pepper, from March, is among hundreds of dogs saved by the current Fenland dog warden who runs Ravenswood Pet Rescue, which makes sure dogs are not put down on day eight - Credit: Archant

Disposal of stray dogs is in a contract that has gone out to tender by Fenland District Council.

The dog warden tender is renewed as a standard procedure every three years.

It is currently being advertised as “stray dog capture, collection, reception, kennelling and disposal/re-homing services.”

The dog warden role is currently carried out by Caroline Trigg, who runs Ravenswood Pet Rescue, who has worked hard to ensure dogs are not automatically put to sleep on day eight of being in council pounds.

Day eight euthanasia is standard practice across most local authorities in the country.

The contract runs from May 2016 to April 30 2019 and has a possible two year extension until 2021 subject to EU regulations.

The process is open tender and the deadline is Monday February 22.

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