FOI Request Stray Dogs

Request 101001648441

Please provide me with information regarding stray dogs in the council area over the last five financial years, broken down by month (if possible) or financial year.

1. How many stray dogs were picked up by local authority staff in each of the last five years?

2. How many of these were reunited with their owners?

3. Where did the non-reunited dogs go?

4. What was the cost to the council of stray dog collection each year?

Response 21-11-2017

1. 2013-14 = 63; 2014-15 = 33, 2015-16 = 28, 2016-17= 18; 2017 - 18 to date

2. 2013-14 = 57; 2014-15 = 31; 2015-16 =25; 2016-17= 15; 2017-18= 16

3. 2013 -14 = 5 rehomed, 1 SSPCA; 2014-15 = 2 rehomed; 2015-16 = 3 rehomed; 2016-17= 2 rehomed, 1 put to sleep; 2017- 18 = 2 rehomed

4. The information you requested is available here.  In respect of costs to the Council the this provides a breakdown of kennelling costs for the years specified. Please note that staff and transport costs are not available for the stray dog function as it just one of the routine tasks for our animal health officers.

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