Protests continue to get ‘dog warden’ Lisa her job back

PROTESTERS say they will stop at nothing to get a freelance South Tyneside dog warden back on the streets.

A second protest was held in Sunderland calling for the reinstatement of hugely-respected animal lover, Lisa Scott.

CAMPAIGN ... protester Becks Taylor with her dogs Loui and Millie.

CAMPAIGN ... protester Becks Taylor with her dogs Loui and Millie.

For six years, Lisa, has acted as an out-of-hours and weekend freelance dog warden, saving the lives and helping rehome thousands of animals.

She was called by both Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council when dogs are found, before she picked them up and took them to Cleadon Kennels.

The 45-year-old, who lives in Pallion, Sunderland, said both authorities have stopped using her services, and she believes it is through a heated video she put on her own Facebook page, criticising the alleged actions of a veterinary practice, which resulted in the destruction of a dog the owners were searching for.

Dog-lovers across Wearside have gathered to campaign for Lisa to get back to work, saying no one else would go so far above and beyond the call of duty to care for the animals in need. Friend Helen Wright said: “The service Lisa provides is essential. I don’t care how long it takes, we will not give up until Lisa has her job back.

The service Lisa provides is essential. I don’t care how long it takes, we will not give up until Lisa has her job back.

Helen Wright

A South Tyneside Council spokesman said: “South Tyneside Council has not asked the kennels to cease Lisa Scott’s contract. Her employment status is a matter for the kennels. Lisa Scott is not, and never has been, employed by South Tyneside Council as a dog warden.”

Cleadon Kennels said the matter has nothing to do with them.

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