Mass Rabbits (Boston City Clerk)

Joey Del Ponte filed this request with the Boston City Clerk of Boston, MA.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Mass Rabbits


From: Joey Del Ponte

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All documents, reports, memos, and communications related to New England cottontail Rabbits and Eastern cottontail rabbits, specifically with respect to the growing number of rabbits in the Greater Boston Area.

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, 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 business days, as the statute requires.


Joey Del Ponte

From: Boston City Clerk

Mr. Del Ponte:

City Clerk Maureen Feeney referred your public records request to me for
processing dated August 6, 2018.

This request was already responded to back on July 11, 2018 and it was
emailed to the following email address:

I have attached the information below that was previously sent on July 11th!

Thank you!


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alexis Trzcinski <>
Date: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:08 AM
Subject: RE: Massachusetts Public Records Law Request: Mass Rabbits (Boston
Animal Control)
Cc: Alex Geourntas <>

Good afternoon,

Our division received your request for information regarding injured or
dead animals from January 1, 2018 to present.

We took in a total of sixteen rabbits during the frame indicated above. Two
of the animals were deceased upon arrival. Fourteen of the rabbits were
seriously ill or injured and were humanely euthanized. Please see the
corresponding reports.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

*Alex Geourntas*
*Assistant City Clerk*
Boston City Hall - Room 601
Boston, MA 02201
617-635-4658 (fax)