21 May, 2019. AENOR today awarded the Animal Control Centre (CECA), part of the municipal company SADECO (Córdoba), the Animal Health and Welfare Management certificate which accredits compliance with the management model described in standard UNE 313001. The aim of this standard is to ensure the welfare and health of dogs and cats throughout the collection, stay and departure process at the centres.
The certificate was presented today by AENOR's Director in Andalusia, Antonio Pérez Carreño, who visited CECA and explained that "The delivery of this certificate recognises the work carried out by SADECO and its commitment to guaranteeing the proper management of its animal protection centre."
Pedro García, President of SADECO, welcomed the accreditation, saying "This is a recognition of the public service work carried out by our municipal company and the professionals working in the animal control centre." "The fact that our municipal public company has received it means that we are doing things well, and gives us the responsibility to continuing to work in the same direction", concluded García.
He also stated that "AENOR very positively valued the proper implementation of the requirements, procedures and protocols according to UNE standard 313001. These imply a differential value and guarantee the commitment of the SADECO animal protection centre to the health and well-being of animals."
The certificate is awarded for the utmost care taken in animal handling during the different stages at the centre: from collection, control on entry and their stay at the installations, guaranteeing the highest standards of hygiene and prophylaxis, feeding, environmental benefits, exercise, treatment from keepers, as well as dealing with their departure, a very important phase due to the importance of preparing animals for adoption and selecting future adopters.