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Dear Cleveland Police,

Since the Dangerous Dogs Act was introduced in 1991, how many dogs have been:
1. Taken from their owners.
2. Been euthanised.

Yours faithfully,

Lord Dillon Crawford

Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

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Enquiry Ref: 13206/2021

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information received by this office on 1st September 2021.

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Good Morning Dillon,

I am afraid your request is too vague for the department who processes dangerous dogs requests to answer as the first being that our records will not reflect the last thirty years of dog seizures and the second is that the term “taken from their owners” is too vague to answer accurately. Please could you be more specific as to why the dog was taken from the owner and narrow down the years in which you require the data from.

Regards
Poppy

Information Rights Clerk
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
Email: [Cleveland Police request email]
 
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Dear Freedom of Information,

May I apologise for not giving enough information.

1. When I say taken from their owners I mean when the Police take a dog suspected of being a “dangerous breed”

2. This is the total number of dogs that have been euthanised by the Courts due to being a “banned breed”

I understand you may not have the Information from when the Act came into force, so any I will ask for the information from the years that you have the information.

I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,

Dillon Crawford

Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Good Morning,

Following on from your email stating “When I say taken from their owners I mean when the Police take a dog suspected of being a “dangerous breed”2. This is the total number of dogs that have been euthanized by the Courts due to being a “banned breed”I understand you may not have the Information from when the Act came into force, so any I will ask for the information from the years that you have the information.”

We have been advised that your request needs to be narrowed down further as there is no way to be able to process your request based on the above. There are no “dangerous breeds” as such, please could you advise whether the request for information is referring to the four prohibited types of dog as prescribed under Sec 1 of the act?

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/199...

Regards
Poppy

Information Rights Clerk
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
Email: [Cleveland Police request email]
 
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Dear Freedom of Information,

Yes, that is what I mean.

Yours sincerely,

Dillon Crawford

Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

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Dear Mr Crawford,

Enquiry Ref: 13206/2021

I write in connection with your request for information dated 1st September 2021 and received by this office on date. Please accept my apologies for the delay in replying due to sickness within the office, your patience is appreciated. Below are the questions raised in your request and our response?

Since the Dangerous Dogs Act was introduced in 1991, how many dogs have been:
1. Taken from their owners.
a) 26
2. Been euthanised
a) None of the above were destroyed as a result of a Court order due to their type

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Yours sincerely

Ms E McGuigan
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Information Management Unit
Cleveland Police Central Headquarters, 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
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