Date Responded 12 June 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

Please will you provide the following information for the last 12 months or accounting year:

  1. How many dogs were seized by your force within the last 12 month period under the Dangerous Dog or Animal Welfare legislation?
  2. What was the cost of kennelling those dogs during that period?
  3. What was the cost of providing veterinary treatment for those dogs?
  4. How many of those dogs suffered from any form of illness or injury which required veterinary treatment whilst detained in police custody?
  5. How many of those dogs died in police custody other than through court ordered euthanasia?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Operations Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part  by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The information below covers the 12 month period from 1.6.19 to 31.5.20.

  1. 118 Dogs seized.
  2. £41,010.80
  3. £2,924.48
  4. None
  5. None


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