Dear South Norfolk District Council,

1. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 could you please tell me the total number of w.t.e (whole time equivalent) dog wardens you employ?

2. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 how many Commercial Breeding Establishments are there for dogs? (Commercial Breeding Establishments defined as 5 or more litters per year).

Yours faithfully,

H. Guite

Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

Dear Mr Guite

Thank you for your request of information which is being considered. You may be aware that we have to respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests within 20 working days and as soon as is reasonably practicable, therefore you will receive a response by 25 June 2019 or earlier.

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If you have any queries or concerns then please let me know. If you do contact us again concerning this request, please quote FOI 19-273.

Regards

Tracy Brady
Democratic Services and Governance Officer
t 01508 535321 e [South Norfolk District Council request email]

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Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

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Good afternoon

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request to which I am now in a
position to respond. My response is outlined below along with your
questions for ease of reference.

 

1. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 could you please tell me the total
number of w.t.e (whole time equivalent) dog wardens you employ? We only
hold data going back to 2014, however can report that the answer is Zero
in each year from 2014.

 

2. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 how many Commercial Breeding
Establishments are there for dogs? (Commercial Breeding Establishments
defined as 5 or more litters per year).

 

2005: 2

2006: 2

2007: 2

2008: 3

2009: 3

2010: 3

2011: 3

2012: 3

2013: 3

2014: 3

2015: 5

2016: 5

2017: 6

2018: 11

2019: 14

 

Please note that prior to 2018,  commercial dog breeders would have a
licence if they were breeding and selling more than 5 litters a year.

 

From 2018 dog breeders were required to apply for a licence under the new
legislation. Such breeders intend to have 3 or more litters in a 12 month
period and make more than £1000 profit.

 

I hope this is of assistance and is sufficient to meet your requirements,
but if, for whatever reason you wish to get back to me, please feel free
to do so. In particular if you are unhappy with the information provided
or how your request was handled please let me know and I will explain how
you can request an internal review of our decision. 

 

Please quote FOI 19-273 in any further correspondence concerning this
request.

 

Regards

 

Emma Goddard
Senior Governance Officer & Deputy Monitoring Officer
t 01508 533943 e [email address]  

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Dear Right2Know,

I don't seem to have received a response from you to my request about dog wardens and dog breeding establishments. Would you mind replying as soon as possible please?

Yours sincerely,

H. Guite

Dear Right2Know,

Thank you! I just received the information.

Yours sincerely,

H. Guite