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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4059..


Financial Year

Cost

No of fines issued

(a)

2001-2002

4071

59

(b)

2002-2003

4129

59

(c)

2003-2004

2516

34

(d)

2004-2005

1140

15

(e)

2005-2006 to date

78

1

Animals—impounding

(Question No 655)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 21 September 2005:

(1) How many stray or abandoned (a) dogs, (b) cats and (c) other animals were impounded at domestic animal services during (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03, (iii) 2003-04, (iv) 2004-05 and (v) 2005-06 to date;

(2) How many animals in each of the categories above were (a) returned to owners, (b) re-homed with new owners, (c) destroyed or (d) micro-chipped or had some other form of identification;

(3) How many animals in the above categories (a) with or (b) without identification were able to be returned to their owners;

(4) What public education has the Government undertaken recently to inform the public of their animal ownership responsibilities.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The Domestic Animals Services Database is limited in its search capacity and cannot drill down to the level required to answer all of the questions asked. The production of a definitive answer to all the Member's questions would necessitate manually examining each dog impoundment record held at Domestic Animal Services. Therefore the following response has been generated from existing information on the database and is offered with the belief that the information will satisfy the intent of the questions.

(1) Domestic Animal Services only cater for dogs. Cats and other animals would, in general, be dealt with by the RSPCA.

Year

No. of Dogs Impounded

2001/02

1691

2002/03

2063

2003/04

1920

2004/05

1748

2005 to date

483

(2)


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