|Submitted||Feb. 13, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
City of Boston Animal Care and Control number of dogs licensed by calendar year for the following years
2011 January 1-December 31
2012 January 1-December 31
2013 January 1-December 31
2014 January 1-December 31
2015 January 1-December 31
Animal Violations/ Animal Tickets issued for fiscal years
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Animal Shelter statistics for dogs and cats,
specifically to include intake numbers, number of adoptions, number returned-to-owner, number transferred and number euthanized,
for fiscal years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Giannangelo,
In response to your request for information, please see the attached
document. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Asst. Director, Animal Care and Control
City of Boston Inspectional Services Department
1010 Massachusetts Ave. 4th flr
Boston, MA 02118