Dangerous Dog / Kennel costs (1390A/23)
Please could I request the following information:
– The number of dangerous dogs kept in kennels in the years: 2023 (to date) 2022 2021 2020 2019
– The cost of keeping dangerous dogs in kennels in the years: 2023 (to date) 2022 2021 2020 2019
Please find enclosed our response.
Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not available in a readily retrievable format. In relation to the number of dangerous dogs kept in kennels prior to 01/04/2020 as this information would be held within paper records and archive systems.
Therefore, to provide this information would require us to locate, retrieve and manually read each log to see if the information you have requested is contained within the summary of the report.
Please see the following calculation as to how long this would take to fulfill this part of your request.
There are approximately 650 dog records that would need to be reviewed to see if this information was contained within these records.
650 records to see if this information was detailed within the summary would take 3 minutes per record. Therefore, this would take in excess of 32 hours to complete this task. This would be in addition to the work already completed.
Therefore, the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fee’s limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request
However, in accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide some of the information, please see attached.