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Anchor Receives RSPCA Platinum Pawprints Award

Housing and care provider Anchor, has received a platinum award in the RSPCA’s PawPrints awards for continuing to support pet-owning residents, becoming the first national housing provider to do so.

Anchor received the recognition having secured a Gold award every year for five years in a row. The RSPCA’s PawPrints awards celebrate the work of various organisations in safeguarding animal welfare.

Anchor encourages residents who want a pet or already own pets to bring them to their properties and created their compassionate Pet Policy in partnership with Anchor residents, to ensure their accommodation is suitable and the needs of domestic pets living at Anchor properties are being met.

Animals are a celebrated part of life at Anchor. Over half of Anchor properties have pets living there and Anchor organises many pet-based activities including a yearly “Pawsome Pet” award to celebrate all creatures great and small living at Anchor properties.

This pet friendly approach is why the RSPCA has consistently awarded Anchor Gold which has led to platinum status.

Sarah Jones, Anchor’s Chief Executive, said: “I’m delighted that Anchor has won a platinum PawPrints award from the RSPCA. This is a great honour and recognises our ongoing commitment and dedication to supporting pet ownership at our locations. Domestic pets can provide fantastic companionship, comfort and love and we pride ourselves on creating homes where people can continue to love living in later life and supporting pet ownership is a big part of that.”

Lee Gingell, the RSPCA’s public affairs manager for local government, said: We’re thrilled to see Anchor pick up the RSPCA’s Housing (Platinum) PawPrints Award. We’ve awarded platinum-level PawPrints awards to organisations that have won gold-level for five or more years consecutively, which again shows Anchor’s unwavering commitment to protecting and promoting animal welfare.

“PawPrints is all about shouting from the rooftops, recognising individuals and teams and celebrating and promoting best practice. We’re delighted to showcase Anchor and their work to protect and promote animal welfare; going above and beyond for animals and looking way past statutory minimums because it’s the right thing to do – for humans and animals.”