Westminster City Council’s animal welfare team helps support people with their pets.
This month lost White French Bulldog Gizmo was found and returned to its owner and cute cat Foxy was found hiding in a property and was recently re-homed to loving new owners.
Gizmo was picked up by the council’s animal warden and taken to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home who shared his identity on social media and was subsequently collected by his delighted owner the following day.
Foxy was found hiding in a property a couple of months ago. He was taken to the Blue Cross to be checked over and was signed over to the council for rehoming, which was recently successful, and he now has a family of his own!
The council’s animal welfare team consists of two officers and a contracted animal warden who tackle animal welfare issues and reports across the city and provides residents with advice and education about their pets.
The team works closely with the council’s housing team, the police and animal charities to ensure animal welfare and dog control issues are resolved. The team also supports residents who may have difficulties caring for their animals by moving animals to shelters, facilitating fostering, or rehoming.
Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg, Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality at Westminster City Council said:
Our animal welfare team does brilliant work making sure animals in the heart of London are well cared for, and that our residents with pets feel supported and informed by us so their furry friends are as happy as they can be. It’s great to see Gizmo and Foxy are back safely in their homes, and we hope this continues to be the case for all animals found and living in the borough.