Investigations, warnings and dog control notices actioned during 2017 for out of control dogs

Mr T. Tennant made this Freedom of Information request to North Lanarkshire Council

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

For the year 2017 please supply me with -

a) The number of investigations carried out into possible “out of control” dogs.

b) The number of warnings issued for “out of control” dogs and please break this figure down by breed.

c) The number of dog control notices issued for “out of control” dogs and please break this figure down by breed.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Thomas Tennant

Keachie Jacqueline, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr Tennant

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Jacqueline Keachie
for Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Motherwell
ML1 1AB
01698 302232

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Keachie Jacqueline, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr Tennant

 

I refer again to your e-mail dated 26 March 2018 seeking information in
relation to out of control dogs. 

 

Having investigated, my response to your questions (a) – (c) is as
follows:-

 

(a)        The number of investigations carried out in 2017 into possible “out
of control” dogs was 73.

 

(b)          Please see the table below setting out the information
requested.

 

               

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Breed | No. of Warnings |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|German Shepherd | 6 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier | 3 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Akita | 3 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Collie | 2 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Crossbreed | 2 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Jack Russell Terrier | 2 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Bull Terrier (type) | 2 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Spaniel | 2 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Chihuahua | 1 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Greyhound | 1 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Husky | 1 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Mastiff (type) | 1 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Rottweiler | 1 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Scottish Terrier | 1 |
|----------------------------------------+-------------------------------|
|Not recorded | 7 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

(c)           Please see the table below setting out the information
requested.

 

               

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Breed | No. of Notices |
|------------------------------------------+-----------------------------|
|Malamute | 1 |
|------------------------------------------+-----------------------------|
| Staffordshire Bull Terrier | 1 |
|------------------------------------------+-----------------------------|
|Pocket American Bull Terrier | 1 |
|------------------------------------------+-----------------------------|
|Bull Mastiff | 1 |
|------------------------------------------+-----------------------------|
| German Shepherd | 1 |
|------------------------------------------+-----------------------------|
| South African Mastiff | 1 |
|------------------------------------------+-----------------------------|
| Crossbreed | 1 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Business for Legal and Democratic Solutions,
Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if
you are dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write
to the Head of Business for Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Keachie

for Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

01698 302232

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