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The record: Statistics about animals at the city of Wichita's animal shelter.
The information includes total number of animals brought in, number reclaimed, number euthanized and number adopted. Statistics go back to 1996.
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Why you'd want them: To learn more about stray and lost animals in Wichita.
Where you get the records: From www.wichita.gov. In the "City Offices" menu on the left, select "Environment." Click on "Animal Shelter," then select "Statistics" from the right-hand menu.
How much it will cost: The information is free.