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Commissioner Hunts Animal Welfare Visitors

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Paddy Tipping is on the hunt for members of the public to become “Independent Lay Visitors” for its Animal Welfare Scheme.

The scheme is designed to provide an impartial and independent check that the dogs used by the Force are well looked after and cared for properly.

The role will involve visits to the police kennels to observe the dogs training, check on their condition and welfare and then report back to the Commissioner’s office.  This is a purely voluntary role, although expenses will be paid.

The Commissioner is seeking people who have a basic understanding of working animals, although training will be given.  It is expected that 12 visits per year will be required to check on the condition in which the dogs are kept, their feeding regime and their general well-being.

Commenting on the need for animal welfare visitors, Commissioner Tipping said: “we take a keen interest in the welfare of those who work for Nottingham Police Service and the police dogs are no exception.  They are important members of the team”.

For further information people should contact Jackie Nash at the Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 0115 844 5998 or email jackie.nash@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk



Media Enquiries:    Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401



Posted on Friday 5th December 2014
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