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Enfield’s Animal Welfare Charter marks Council’s commitment to animals

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04 October 2017

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Enfield Council is officially celebrating the launch of its Animal Welfare Charter by marking World Animal Day and honouring those who work with creatures in the borough.

- Enfield Council formally launches its Animal Welfare Charter
- The launch coincides with World Animal Day on 4 October
- Cllr Brett and Enfield’s Mayor meet with volunteers to honour their contribution

Enfield Council is officially celebrating the launch of its Animal Welfare Charter by marking World Animal Day and honouring those who work with creatures in the borough.

The Charter sets out Enfield Council’s commitment towards a range of animal welfare issues and to safeguard and promote their good health and wellbeing.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Arts & Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett said, “Enfield Council believes all animals should live in a suitable environment, with dignity and be looked after suitably.

“We are, of course, opposed to cruelty and mistreatment of animals. Enforcement action will be taken against owners who fail in their responsibilities towards animals in their care. This is all contained in the Charter.

“We are also fully behind World Animal Day, which aims to improve welfare standards around the globe. If you care about animals, take a look at what events are going on near you to mark this special day.”

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment Cllr Daniel Anderson, Cllr Brett and Mayor of Enfield Cllr Christine Hamilton met volunteers who work tirelessly in the community for animals and who also helped to shape the Animal Welfare Charter. The Councillors and Mayor formally recognised their contribution by presenting them with certificates in recognition of their work. 

Cllr Brett said, “It was an honour to meet these wonderful volunteers who do so much for their communities and for animals. Their input has been invaluable.”

As well as honouring the Charter, Enfield Council will, where possible, actively encourage the visiting of school children to parks and open spaces to help educate them on wildlife and looking after the environment. The protection of animals forms part of the Council’s ‘fairness for all’ priority. 

Follow Enfield Council on Twitter and Facebook to learn about upcoming events. The Animal Charter will be available on the Council's website at www.enfield.gov.uk.

If you want to report animal cruelty, contact the RSPCA via their website https://www.rspca.org.uk/home . RSPCA Enfield & District Branch can be contacted on  020 8366 3313.

For more on World Animal Day, please go to www.worldanimalday.org.uk.