The varied work of South Holland District Council’s dog warden has received national recognition on BBC One – and could do again.
Rachel Thompson appeared in two episodes of morning show Animal Saints and Sinners.
The cases featured highlighted the sometimes harrowing work which Rachel gets involved with.
One owner found her dog drowned in a drain near her home. Rachel recovered it from the water and was seen compassionately comforting the grief-stricken owner.
The second case surrounded an underweight lurcher that had been found and taken to a vet’s in Sutterton. Rachel suspected it had been used for hare coursing.
Unfortunately it had an underlying health condition and had to be put to sleep.
Rachel got involved with the programme after attending Crufts back in March where she met staff from the Dog Warden Association who invited her to take part.
Filming took place in April and the feedback has all been positive.
Rachel said: “I really enjoyed the whole experience. The camera crew were very nice and easy to be around so it never felt awkward or pressurised.
“My friends and family loved it and the producers did too. They are keen to make a second series so I may make a TV return.”
Coun Malcolm Chandler, portfolio holder for the dog warden service, said the decision to bring the dog warden service in-house has had a significant benefit for the residents of the district.
For more information on the dog warden service visit www.sholland.gov.uk or call 01775 761161.