Pet Shop Licensing and Inspection

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to make a request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).

During the period 01 January 2007 to 01 January 2009:

1. How many Pet Shop Licences were issued?

2. How many Dangerous wild animals licences were issued?

3. How many Dog breeding licences were issued?

4. How often are inspections carried out in relation to these licences?

5. Have any pet shops been investigated due to complaints, and poor Animal Welfare Conditions? If so, what was the outcome?

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed] [Name Removed]

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Your Ref My Ref Date Please ask for Direct line/ext.
FoI/09_476 7th August 2009 Mrs L Cox 020 8825 5512

Dear Mr [Name Removed]

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 3rd August 2009 by email. I have sent the following request to the service area:

During the period 01 January 2007 to 01 January 2009:

1. How many Pet Shop Licences were issued?

2. How many Dangerous wild animals licences were issued?

3. How many Dog breeding licences were issued?

4. How often are inspections carried out in relation to these licences?

5. Have any pet shops been investigated due to complaints, and poor Animal Welfare Conditions? If
so, what was the outcome?

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Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Cox
Information & Data Compliance Officer

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Dear Mr [Name Removed]

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Please find attached our response in respect of the above, relating to Pet Shop Licences and Inspections.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Gabay
Information and Data Compliance Officer

Enc.

Information & Data Compliance
Business Services Group
Ealing Council
3rd Floor SE Perceval House
14-16 Uxbridge Road
London
W5 2HL

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