Holding kennels for stray dogs

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Carla Bloomfield

Dear Manchester City Council,

Please can you answer the following:-

1. The name/s and address/es of the establishment/s to which dogs
are taken when found to be straying in your area.

2, How often are the holding kennels inspected by the council?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Carla Bloomfield

Manchester City Council

Dear Ms Bloomfield

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: NBH/9WXJ6A

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Cath Cryer
Democratic Services
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Town Hall
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Manchester
M60 2LA

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Manchester City Council

Dear Ms Bloomfield,

Re: - Freedom of Information Request – Reference Number: NBH/9WXJ6A (687)

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 28 May 2015. The Council has considered the
information requested and is satisfied that it falls within the broad
definition of “environmental information” in the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR). The Council has therefore considered your request
for information under the provisions of the EIR.

I set out below your request for information :

The name/s and address/es of the establishment/s to which dogs are
taken when found to be straying in your area.
How often are the holding kennels inspected by the council?

In response to your request please find the requested information attached:

Manchester Dogs Home, Crofter's House, Moss Brook Road, Harpurhey,
Manchester, M9 5PG
Manchester Dogs Home is a holding kennel as is it not a boarding
kennel no licence or inspection needed

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Yours sincerely

Stuart Bayley
BSc(Hons), MSc, CEnv, MIEnvSci
Citywide Environmental Health and Public Protection Manager

Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate
Research and Performance
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532, Town Hall
Manchester, M60 2LA

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Carla Bloomfield

Dear Manchester City Council,

Thank you for your reply.

The answer to my second question was "Manchester Dogs Home is a holding kennel as is it not a boarding
kennel no licence or inspection needed".
Does MDH hold the dogs for seven days, as is usual? If so, surely the conditions should, at least be, as for a commercial boarding kennel, they are both holding dogs?

Yours faithfully,

Carla Bloomfield

Manchester City Council

Dear Ms Bloomfield,

Thank you for your follow-up question.

I can confirm that The Manchester Dogs Home does hold the dogs for up to
seven days; the Council expects the highest standards of animal welfare at
any premises is uses under requirements of the Environmental Protection Act
1990. Although no licence or regulatory inspections are required with
regards to boarding of dogs the establishment is visited on a daily working
basis by the Council's Animal Welfare officers who deal with stray dog's
and any concerns would be reported.

Yours sincerely

Stuart Bayley
BSc(Hons), MSc, CEnv, MIEnvSci
Citywide Environmental Health and Public Protection Manager

Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate
Research and Performance
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532, Town Hall
Manchester, M60 2LA

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Thank you for your reply.

The answer to my second question was "Manchester Dogs Home is a holding
kennel as is it not a boarding
kennel no licence or inspection needed".
Does MDH hold the dogs for seven days, as is usual? If so, surely the
conditions should, at least be, as for a commercial boarding kennel, they
are both holding dogs?

Yours faithfully,

Carla Bloomfield

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