Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (as amended)

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Dear Sussex Police,

I write with reference to The Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991 (amended), under the Freedom of Information Act, and ask for your kind reply, as follows:

1) How many dogs were seized by your force in the in the most recent full year for which you hold records (please provide date range) under S1 of the Act?

2) How many of these dogs seized in the aforementioned period have been exempted?

3) How many of these dogs seized in the aforementioned period have been released as non type (found to have been non-banned breeds)?

4) How many of these dogs seized in the aforementioned period were then destroyed?

5) Of these dogs destroyed, how many were disclaimed by their owners during the aforementioned timeframe?

6) How many dogs were put on the Interim Exemption Scheme before going to court during the aforementioned time frame?

7) What are your kennel costs in relation to dogs seized under the Act for the aforementioned time period?

8) Were there any litters of puppies of seized dogs destroyed whilst the parent dog was kennelled in the aforementioned period?

Yours faithfully,
L. A. Jourdan
Volunteer Administrator
For and on Behalf of Frannie Santos-Mawdsley, Chair, Born Innocent

Sussex Police

Date: 18/06/2018

Your Ref: Freedom of Information request - Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (as amended)

Our Ref: FOI 649.18

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear L. A. Jourdan,

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police.

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, from the date of receipt. In some circumstances Sussex Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

Please Note:
Sussex Police are currently receiving a high volume of FOI requests at a time of reduced staffing levels to process them. Every effort is being made to comply with the statutory 20 working day response deadline but on occasions this may not be possible – we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely

D Hilton sent on behalf of FOI

Sussex Police HQ
Lewes
BN7 2DZ

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