FBI: Surveillance Animals

J.M. Porup filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

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From: J.M. Porup

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Number of dogs and other animals used for surveillance purposes by the FBI per calendar year for the years 1980 to the present. Please include number of kennels around the world, their locations, and the number of humans paid by the FBI to care for the animals. Please also include annual budget for maintenance of said animals. Please also include policy documents that outline the Bureau's euthanasia policy for animals no longer fit for service.

An example of an animal used for surveillance purposes: An undercover FBI agent engaged in sidewalk surveillance with a small lap dog on a leash in order to attract less attention. This example should not be construed to limit the search for other species of animals used for surveillance in other, different, contexts.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


J.M. Porup

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