Peacock autopsy/death records

Adrien Salzberg filed this request with the Uxbridge Animal Control of Uxbridge, MA.


From: Adrien Salzberg

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any records, including emails, reports, and autopsies related to the 2018 escaped peacock, also known as Waldo, who was fatally struck by a car in May 2018.

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 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Adrien Salzberg

From: Uxbridge Animal Control

Mr. Salzberg,

Attached, are the log entries regarding the 2018 incidents involving the peacock/Waldo. No autopsy was conducted on the peacock after it was found deceased. No reports were generated regarding the escape or untimely death of the peacock. The family responded and claimed the peacock right away.

Tim Burke
Uxbridge Police Department
275 Douglas Street
Uxbridge, MA. 01569
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