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Animal rescue figures 2018 to 2022 (FOI)

Animal rescue figures 2018 to 2022 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 18 July 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How many animals or pets has Jersey Fire Service rescued in the last five years? 

Please provide a breakdown of the figures for each year of the last five years, starting from January 2018 to date.  

Please detail (where possible): 


What the animal was?


What date the animal was stuck?


Where it was stuck?


How long it was stuck for?


How long it took to save the animal?


How many crew members were involved? 


A, B, C, D and G

Please see the attached table.



  • in response to B, the animal is recorded in categories, such as domestic, livestock and wild, rather than specific animal types. 
  • In response to D, information is provided by categories, such as below ground, height and trapped animal. 

To break these categories (A, B and C) down further would require manual information extraction from 162 individual reports, which would exceed the cost limit provisions set out in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014. Article 16(1) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law has been applied

E and F 

States of Jersey Fire and Rescue do not hold data in relation to how long an animal was stuck for and how long it took to rescue and release that animal, therefore Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 

Articles applied

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

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