|Submitted||June 26, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all reports related to dead or injured rabbits from January 1, 2018 through the date this request is processed. If possible, please provide aggregate data related to the number of all dead or injured rabbits reported or handled and the ultimate means of disposal or removal.
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 business days, as the statute requires.
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
Please let me know if you have any questions.