Animals used for spying/surveillance

Jillian C. York filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Jillian C. York

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I am looking for any information pertaining to the use of animals for surveillance, such as in the case of the Acoustic Kitty program. I am specifically interested in squirrels, ravens, pigeons, cats, and sharks, but would like to obtain any and all instances of animals being used for surveillance or spying.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made for commercial usage.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jillian C. York

From: National Security Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.