You Oughta Know

City data on animal complaints is online

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The record: Annual dog statistics prepared by the city's Animal Services Department, including information about number of complaints, impounds, euthanizations and animals deemed dangerous.

Why you'd want it: To learn more about animal problems in the city. You also can see proposed changes to the ordinance that regulates animals.

Where you get the record: From the city's Web site, Click on "Animal Code up for Revision" link under the" City News" category.

How much it will cost: The information is free.