Dear Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner,
I write with reference to The Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991 (amended), under the Freedom of Information Act, and ask for your kind reply, as follows:
- How many dogs were seized by your force in the in the most recent full year for which you hold records (please provide date range) under S1 of the Act?
- How many of these dogs seized in the aforementioned period have been exempted?
- How many of these dogs seized in the aforementioned period have been released as non type (found to have been non-banned breeds)?
- How many of these dogs seized in the aforementioned period were then destroyed?
- Of these dogs destroyed, how many were disclaimed by their owners during the aforementioned timeframe?
- How many dogs were put on the Interim Exemption Scheme before going to court during the aforementioned time frame?
- What are your kennel costs in relation to dogs seized under the Act for the aforementioned time period?
- Were there any litters of puppies of seized dogs destroyed whilst the parent dog was kennelled in the aforementioned period?
Regarding your request I can now inform you that I have completed my enquiries and that my reply on behalf of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is as follows.
I can confirm that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland does not hold this information.
Under s16 of the Act I have a duty to assist you in finding information you seek, to that end I suggest that the information you seek may be held by Cleveland Police on their website.
Date responded: 28 November 2017