Animal Rescues



Request detail: 

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please could you provide me with a record of all incident reports you received in the calendar years 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 that involved the rescue of animals:

For each one, please detail:

- the animal(s) rescued

- the area in which the rescue took place (by local authority area or similar)

- a description of the incident

Please provide each year's worth of records separately.

If it is not possible to provide information for all animals, please could you provide data on the following:

- Swan / swans

- Goose / geese

- Horse / horses

- Cow / cows

- Sheep 

- Cat / cats

- Dog / dogs

- Badger / badgers

Please conduct this search of your records for both the singular and plural versions of each animal. 

I would prefer this data to be supplied in soft copy spreadsheet (.xls) format. If you require any clarification of any part of this request, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find attached a spreadsheet that shows the detail of each animal rescue incident that Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, including the local authority area.

The type of animal rescued is recorded as either a ‘Farm animal, e.g. horse or cow’, ‘Cat, dog or other domestic pet’ or ‘Bird’. The category ‘Lift Heavy animal’ is also used in animal rescues. Occasionally the type of animal selected is ‘Other’ and more information may be supplied in the ‘incident description’ field. The spreadsheet attached contains relevant information taken from our Incident Recording System.

Information Released: 



Tuesday, 21 February, 2017


Monday, 6 March, 2017