Pet licensing data - January 2017 - March 2019

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Health of the United States of America.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the DC Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all available dog licensing and registration data for animals within your jurisdiction for the period from January 1, 2017 through the date this request is processed.

Please include all available segregable data, including but not limited to:

• the type of animal
• the breed of the pet
• the pet's name
• the pet's date of birth
• the owner's address or applicable zip code
• any other available notes

Please provide this information in as a .csv or .xml file if possible.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Department of Health

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request shown below. Senior Assistant General Counsel Edward Rich will be handling your FOIA request and will respond within 15 business days.

If I may be of further assistance, please contact me.

Phillip L. Husband
General Counsel and Freedom of Information Act Officer
Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
District of Columbia Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street NE, 6th Fl, Washington, DC 20002
O: 202-442-5970<>

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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Husband,

Thank you so much for your message. I'll look forward to hearing from your office again.

Best wishes,

From: Department of Health


We are waiting for the program to provide us with the information and will respond as soon as we receive it. Thanks.

Ed Rich

Edward Rich

Senior Assistant General Counsel

Office of the General Counsel

District of Columbia Department of Health

899 North Capitol Street NE | 6th Floor | Washington, DC 20002

O: 202-442-5984




From: Department of Health

Ms. Lipton, On behalf of Freedom of Information OfficerPhillip Husband and in response to your recent Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) request for information on dog licenses issued by the Department ofHealth, the Department of Health is providing you with information on doglicenses issued since January 1, 2017.  We are unable to provide youwith specific address information for each licensed dog, as we havedetermined that such information is exempt from disclosurepursuant to D.C. Official Code § 2-534(a)(2), which exempts fromdisclosure information of a personal nature, the disclosure of which wouldconstitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.  We have been ableto provide you the information by zip code, so hopefully that is helpful toyou. This e-mail and its attachments constitute myfinal response on behalf of the Department of Health concerning your FOIArequest.  No FOIA fees are due for this response. Please know that, under D.C. Official Code §2-537 and 1 DCMR § 412, you have the right to appeal this email response to theMayor or to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  If you electto appeal to the Mayor, your appeal must be in writing and contain “Freedom ofInformation Act Appeal” or “FOIA Appeal” in the subject line of the letter aswell on the outside of the envelope.  The appeal must include (1) a copyof the original request; (2) a copy of any written denial; (3) a statement ofthe circumstances, reasons, and/or arguments advanced in support of disclosure;and (4) a daytime telephone number, an email address, and U.S. Mail address atwhich you can be reached.  The appeal must be mailed to: The Mayor’sOffice of Legal Counsel, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 407, Washington,D.C.  20004.  Electronic versions of the same information can insteadbe emailed to . Further, a copy of all appeal materials must be forwarded to Phillip L.Husband, Freedom of Information Act Officer for the Department of Health,Office of the General Counsel, Department of Health, 899 North Capitol Street,N.E., 6 h Floor, Washington, DC  20002 or via email to . Failure to follow these administrative steps will result in delay in theprocessing and commencement of a response to your appeal to the Mayor. If I may be of further assistance, please contactme.

Ed Rich Edward Rich Senior Assistant General Counsel Office of the General Counsel 899 North Capitol Street NE 6th Floor Washington, DC 20002 202-442-5984 E