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Stray Dogs

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Dear Colchester Borough Council,
I am writing to find out some information about stray dogs for the your annual year of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

I specified 'your annual year' as I know that some annual years do not run from January to December, if different please could you specify and adjust questions to fit your way.

Figures for 2017:
How many dogs are put into kennels in your annual year?
How many were adopted?
How many were reclaimed by their owners?
How many were euthanised?
How many go to animal rescues ie dogs trust?
What was the budget for your annual year?
How much of your budget was used in this year?

Figures for 2016:
How many dogs are put into kennels in your annual year?
How many were adopted?
How many were reclaimed by their owners?
How many were euthanised?
How many go to animal rescues ie dogs trust?
What was the budget for your annual year?
How much of your budget was used in this year?

Figures for 2015:
How many dogs are put into kennels in your annual year?
How many were adopted?
How many were reclaimed by their owners?
How many were euthanised?
How many go to animal rescues ie dogs trust?
What is the budget for your annual year?
How much of the budget was used in this year?

Thank you for your time,

Yours faithfully,

Miss D. Richman

Info, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Requester

Thank you for your request which has been logged under reference 346017.

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Yours sincerely

Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council
Telephone: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
www.colchester.gov.uk

Mike Fawcett, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Ms Richman

I am now able to respond to your Freedom of Information request logged on 25th October under reference 346017.

Figures for 2017: to 25/10/2017

How many dogs are put into kennels in your annual year?

Of a total of 119 occasions on which strays were collected 54 dogs were taken to kennels as they could not be returned to their owner shortly after collection.

How many were adopted? 39

How many were reclaimed by their owners?

79 of which 14 were reclaimed from kennels.

How many were euthanised? 1

How many go to animal rescues ie dogs trust? None

What was the budget for your annual year?

Dog Boarding Kennels 2016/17 £7,000

Animal Control Total 2016/17 £67,600

How much of your budget was used in this year?

Dog boarding kennel expenditure 2016/17 £4,691.75

Animal Control total expenditure 2016/17 £ 68,484.85*

Figures for 2016:

How many dogs are put into kennels in your annual year?

Of a total of 125 occasions on which strays were collected 87 dogs were taken to kennels as they could not be returned to their owner shortly after collection.

How many were adopted? 36

How many were reclaimed by their owners? 84 of which 32 were reclaimed from kennels

How many were euthanised? 1

How many go to animal rescues ie dogs trust? 4

What was the budget for your annual year?

Dog Boarding Kennels 2015/16 £7,000

Animal Control Total 2015/16 £76,400

How much of your budget was used in this year?

Dog Boarding Kennel spend 2015/16 £7,835.59

Animal Control total spend 2015/16 £69,248.50*

Figures for 2015:

How many dogs are put into kennels in your annual 2015

Of a total of 187 occasions on which strays were collected 68 dogs were taken to kennels as they could not be returned to their owner shortly after collection.

How many were adopted? 7
How many were reclaimed by their owners? 176 of which 57 were collected from kennels
How many were euthanised? 4
How many go to animal rescues ie dogs trust? 0

What is the budget for your annual year.

Dog Boarding Kennels 2014/15 £7,000

Animal Control Total 2014/15 £76,300

How much of the budget was used in this year?

Dog Boarding Kennel spend 2014/15 £8,960

Animal Control total spend 2014/15 £68,123.09*

In each year some individual dogs have strayed on more than one occasion.

Whenever possible our kennels will re-home dogs which are not claimed.

* The Animal Control team use the same staff and resources for all animal-related matters including stray dogs, dog fouling education, pest control and reports of nuisance caused by pets. Therefore no separate budget or cost figures are held relating solely to stray dogs other than the kennel fees shown.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this request please contact me again quoting the reference given above.

Yours sincerely

Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council

Tel: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
www.colchester.gov.uk

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