Dear Middlesbrough Council,

I am conducting research into animal welfare in the North East. If possible, please could you answer the following questions:

1. What is your policy on managing stray dogs in your local authority area?

2. How many stray dogs did your local authority take responsibility for in 2018?
How many were then adopted?
How many went to animal rescue?
How many were euthanized?
What happened to any dogs who did not fall into the above categories?

3. What is your policy on managing stray cats in your local authority area?

4. How many stray cats did your local authority take responsibility for in 2018?
How many were then adopted?
How many went to animal rescue?
How many were euthanized?
What happened to any cats who did not fall into the above categories?

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Marisa Taylor

foi, Middlesbrough Council

Thank you for contacting the Information Requests Team. If your email is
concerning a request for information, please treat this email as an
acknowledgment of your request. A response will be provided within 20
working days of receipt.

If you are requesting personal information about yourself (Subject Access
Request), a member of the team will contact you regarding making your
request live. Subject Access Requests are subject to a statutory 30
calendar day response period.

Regards
Information Requests Team

show quoted sections

foi, Middlesbrough Council

 

Dear Ms Taylor 

 

REF NO: 014467  

 

I am writing to confirm that Middlesbrough Council has now completed its
search for the information you requested on 13 May 2019. 

 

In your request you asked for the following information:

 

1. What is your policy on managing stray dogs in your local authority
area?

 

Response:

 

The dog warden collects stray dogs within the Middlesbrough area and
reunites them with their owner whenever possible. If the owner cannot be
contacted the dogs are taken to our stray kennels of which the owner then
has 10 days to claim their dog. If the dog is not claimed they will be put
up for adoption

 

2. How many stray dogs did your local authority take responsibility for in
2018?

 

Response:

 

239

 

How many were then adopted?

 

Response:

 

Information not held.

 

How many went to animal rescue?

 

Response:

 

Information not held.

 

How many were euthanized?

 

Response:

 

None

 

What happened to any dogs who did not fall into the above categories?

 

Response:

 

N/A

 

3. What is your policy on managing stray cats in your local authority
area?

 

Response:

 

Middlesbrough Council do not deal with stray cats

 

4. How many stray cats did your local authority take responsibility for in
2018?

 

How many were then adopted?

How many went to animal rescue?

How many were euthanized?

What happened to any cats who did not fall into the above categories?

 

Response:

 

N/A

 

If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
email [1][Middlesbrough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference
number shown above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled you may ask
for an internal review within 40 days of receipt of the response. You
should write to:-

Ann-Marie Johnstone

Governance & Information Manager

P.O. Box 500,

Civic Centre,

Middlesbrough.

TS1 9FT

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for an
independent review. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

 

Steph Robson

Information Requests Coordinator

 

Finance, Governance and Support

Strategy, Information and Governance

Middlesbrough Council

P.O. Box 500
Civic Centre
Middlesbrough
TS1 9FT

Email:   [2][Middlesbrough Council request email]

All intellectual property rights are reserved. Trademarks, brand names,
company names, and logos are the property of Middlesbrough Council, or of
their respective owners. Reproduction, alterations, modification,
distribution, or re-publication in any format, without prior written
permission from the property owner is forbidden.

 

The Council's copyright and other intellectual property rights are
protected by UK laws and by international treaties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[Middlesbrough Council request email]
2. mailto:[Middlesbrough Council request email]

Thank you for your help.

Marisa Taylor

foi, Middlesbrough Council

Thank you for contacting the Information Requests Team. If your email is
concerning a request for information, please treat this email as an
acknowledgment of your request. A response will be provided within 20
working days of receipt.

If you are requesting personal information about yourself (Subject Access
Request), a member of the team will contact you regarding making your
request live. Subject Access Requests are subject to a statutory 30
calendar day response period.

Regards
Information Requests Team

show quoted sections