Stray Dogs

C Bell made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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From: C Bell

7 December 2011

Dear Manchester City Council,

I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following
information:

How many stray dogs were impounded by the Council, with separate
data for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

How many of these were reclaimed by their owners.

How many were adopted from the pound.

How many went to an animal rescue centre.

How many were euthanized.

Yours faithfully,

C Bell

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Manchester City Council

7 December 2011

Dear Sir/Madam

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: ENV/8PBFJB

Thank you for your request for information which was received by Manchester
City Council on 7th December 2011.

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Yours faithfully

Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
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Manchester City Council

5 January 2012

Dear Sir or Madam

Re: - Request for Information *** Stray Dog Enquiry, Reference Number:
ENV/8PBFJB

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 07 December 2011 and has been considered under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In response to your request, for ease of reference, we have listed each of
your questions below with the corresponding response.  Please note that
the information has been supplied to us by Manchester Dogs Home who did
not keep detailed records prior to 2010.  

Information for 2011
*** How many stray dogs were impounded by the council between 1st January
2011 and 31st December 2011?
1163 dogs found within the boundaries of Manchester City Council were
taken into the kennels used by the Council between 1 January and 31
December 2011 (82 dogs were already in residence at the start of the year
and are therefore included in the figures below).

*** How many of these were reclaimed by their owners?
425 dogs were claimed by their owners.

*** How many were adopted from the pound?
435 dogs were adopted.

*** How many went to an animal rescue centre?
55 dogs went to another kennel, animal rescue centre or similar.

*** How many were euthanized?
279 dogs were euthanized.

Information for 2010
*** How many stray dogs were impounded by the council between 1st January
2010 and 31st December 2010?
1327 dogs found within the boundaries of Manchester City Council were
taken into the kennels used by the Council between 1 January and 31
December 2010 (56 dogs were already in residence at the start of the year
and are therefore included in the figures below).

*** How many of these were reclaimed by their owners?
467 dogs were claimed by their owners.

*** How many were adopted from the pound?
557 dogs were adopted.

*** How many went to an animal rescue centre?
59 dogs went to another kennel, animal rescue centre or similar.

*** How many were euthanized?
208 dogs were euthanized.

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The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
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SK9 5AF

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Yours sincerely

Stuart Bayley
Citywide Support Team Lead (Environmental Health)

BSc(Hons), MSc, CEnv, MIEnvSci
Citywide Team Lead Environmental Health
Environmental Services
Manchester City Council
Hammerstone Road
Gorton
Manchester
M18 8EQ

External telephone 0161 234 1374
Internal telephone 800 1374
Fax 0161 274 7245
e-mail [email address]
website www.manchester.gov.uk

 

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