Fire dogs - Brucella canis



Request detail: 

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

Please provide an annual breakdown since 2017, and including so far in 2023, how many dogs owned by your organisation have tested positive for Brucella canis. 

Please also give the number of tests done every year for Brucella canis. 

For any positive test please explain when the disease was identified, where the animal was living, the precautions put in place, if the infection spread, what happened to the dog and measures in place to ensure the disease does not spread in future. 

Please confirm receipt of this request. I am happy to provide clarification if needed. 

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.  I can confirm that Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has not owned, and does not own any dogs. We outsource this function to either the Police or another Fire and Rescue Service as and when required.

Information Released: 



Monday, 25 September, 2023


Tuesday, 26 September, 2023