Animal Control emails about animals found dead in New Bedford

Evan Anderson filed this request with the New Bedford Police Department of New Bedford, MA.
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all emails to or from animal control officers concerning dozens of animals found dead in a home on South Street. For context:

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 fees cannot be waived, 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.


Evan Anderson


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 15, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lizotte, David


I spoke with Animal Control Officer Emanuel Maciel who was the lead investigator on this case. He assured me, that he has no e-mails associated with this case. The incident was reported anonymously via a phone call which is not recorded at the ACO office.
David Lizotte
Deputy Chief of Police