|Submitted||July 27, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712), I hereby request the following records:
Any and all available dog licensing and registration data for animals within your jurisdiction.
Please include all available segregable data, including but not limited to:
• the type of animal
• the breed of the pet
• the pet's date of birth
• the pet's name
• the owner's address or applicable zip code
• any other available notes
Also, I am requesting that the data be sent in Excel format.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
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 4 business days, as the statute requires.
Ms. Fernandez –
Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we cannot comply with your request, as the Nebraska Humane Society is not a “public body” under the Nebraska Public Records Law. NHS is a Nebraska nonprofit corporation and a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. We are governed by an independent board of directors rather than a public governmental body. In addition to our many other charitable activities, NHS contracts to provide pet licensing services to various local governments. We encourage you to contact the relevant local government bodies to obtain any information that you seek.
If there is any high-level information (general statistics, rather than pet-by-pet data) that you would like and that we are at liberty to share, we would be happy to do so.