Animal Recues



Request detail: 

Please could you provide the following information:

1. Cost of animal rescues in the year 2019/20 2. How many animal rescues were carried out by the service in 2019/20 3. Details of the animal rescues (i.e. cat stuck in tree, bird stuck in

chimney) and how many of each kind in 2019/20


Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.  Please find attached  spreadsheet with the information requested.

With regard to cost of responding to each incident an indicative cost can be worked out for each rescue which is based upon the equivalent special services charges tariff for 2020/21 (please follow the link: ). This can be calculated by determining the number and type of vehicles attended and the length of time they were in attendance. 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can complain or request an internal review of the decision. This must be done within 40 working days of receiving this response. You can do this by writing to the Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, St. Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2HJ or email:

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:   

Information Commissioner's Office   

Wycliffe House   

Water Lane   



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Telephone: 0303 123 1113  


Information Released: 



Tuesday, 17 November, 2020


Wednesday, 30 December, 2020