Housing staff celebrate silver success with salem at Ash Lea Court
Published by Rob Ghosh for Hanover Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
A short haired black cat called Salem and his owner joined housing staff from Hanover Housing Association as they celebrated retaining its RSPCA Silver Footprint.
For the third consecutive year, the national housing provider for the over 55s has received the award thanks to its continued commitment to animal welfare and responsible pet ownership.
The cat which is owned by Hanover resident Ms Joy Murphy was brought to the estate after Joy decided she would like a pet to keep her company).
Joy from Ash Lea Court in Horfield, Bristol said: “I am pleased to hear that Hanover has retained the award.
“Since Salem has been living at Ash Lea Court he has really come out of his shell and likes nothing more than to lie in the communal corridor to see what is going on”.
The RSPCA’S Animal Welfare Footprint is part of a scheme to celebrate, promote and reward the work of housing providers in a number of areas that have an impact on animal welfare.
The scheme is now in its sixth year and attracts entries from across England and Wales. There were 28 participants in the Housing category, with Hanover achieving 1 of only 3 silver footprint awards.
The scheme has three levels - bronze, silver and gold - which carry progressively more demanding criteria.
Rona Nicholson chief operations officer for Hanover Housing Association said; “This is a fantastic achievement which comes on the back of our recent success at the Cinnamon Trust pet friendly housing awards where our estate at Runnymede Court in Boner Regis was voted the most pet friendly estate in the country.”