Animal Rescues



Request detail: 

This is a request for information made under the 2000 Freedom of Information Act. As required by the act, and reiterated by the FOI section of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s own website (  ), I would be grateful for an acknowledgment within 20 working days of receipt. However, since my request is for information that will originate from dates *after* this request (until November 30), I accept a short delay in a full response.

My preference is to have this information in electronic form (.PDF, .DOC or .TXT files) to reduce paperwork and delivery costs, and delivery to this email address  If other fees and expenses are involved, or if you require further details, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss them.

Within the parameters set out above, I would like to request the following information:

  1. A brief description of rescue incidents involving animals handled by the fire and rescue service, covering either December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2020, inclusive.
  2. In each case, brief details including a. The species and number of animals involved, and the situation from which they were rescued. b. The number of fire and rescue service staff and appliances involved, c. Whether other agencies or organisations were involved (police, RSPCA, private veterinary practices, etc), d. The date, time and location (if available – approximations will suffice) of the incident, and e. The resolution of the incident (ie: a “stop” message).

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.


Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Please find attached the information you have requested where this data has been recorded in our Incident Recording System.  Please note that Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) does not routinely keep records of other agencies or organisations that were involved in an incident.  SFRS also does not routinely record specific species or numbers of animals involved in incidents, however more information may be available in the Incident Description or Stop Message columns.   

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   



SK9 5AF  

Telephone: 0303 123 1113  


Information Released: 



Thursday, 26 November, 2020


Friday, 21 February, 2020