A Freedom of Information (FOI) request sent to the Metropolitan Police has revealed that the death toll of dogs dying in police “care” has increased. Hot on the heels of an earlier request showing one dog died each week on average of illness or “unknown causes” http://www.dogmagazine.net/archives/585/government-responsible-for-one-dead-dog-per-week-in-britain/ a second follow up request shows the death toll average is now 2 dogs a week.
The FOI, requested by a member of DDA Watch, shows that during 18 weeks and 4 days a total of 41 dogs died of illness while held at secret locations on behalf of the Metropolitan Police. A Parvo outbreak reportedly claimed the lives of four dogs during the time period of the latest FOI but the Met Police state they do not hold records on the causes of death.
During a slightly longer period from 2nd May and 31st September 2008 220 dogs were held as alleged banned […]