Illegal Imports of Puppies

Name of local authority: Devon County Council

  1. In the last five calendar years, how many reports (either in writing, by telephone or online) have you received, either from the general public or anyone else, in relation to the suspected illegal importation of puppies? Please provide the figures for each calendar year and confirm how many of them were from the general public.
YearOverall number of reports receivedNumber of reports from general public
2013

 

12

 

*

2014

 

*

 

*

2015

 

*

 

0

2016

 

13

 

6

2017

 

7

 

*

2018 so far

 

*

 

*

 * Numbers of 5 or less have been removed under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – ‘Personal Information’.  Release of these numbers could lead to the identification of the individuals concerned which would breach the Data Protection Act principles.

  1. Please confirm how many of these reports have been investigated further. Please provide the figures for each calendar year.
YearNumber of reports investigated further
2013

 

12

2014

 

*

2015

 

*

2016

 

13

2017

 

7

2018 so far

 

*

* Numbers of 5 or less have been removed under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – ‘Personal Information’.  Release of these numbers could lead to the identification of the individuals concerned which would breach the Data Protection Act principles.

  1. Please confirm how many a) animal rehoming organisations and b) animal sanctuaries are located in your local authority area.
 Number within local authority area
Animal Rehoming OrganisationsWe do not keep a record of this as they are not required to be registered with us.  Information therefore not held.
Animal SanctuariesWe do not keep a record of this as they are not required to be registered with us.  Information therefore not held.