Stockton Animal Services under the direction of Pat Claerbout, a member of the Board of Directors of the California Animal Control Directors Association, kills animals on intake, before the end of their stray hold period, and as “sick” without any veterinary diagnosis–all illegal activities. I include Claerbout’s leadership role in a professional association because she’s supposed to know and follow the law and set an example of “best practice” in sheltering.
A Stockton rescuer, Marilyn Williams of Pups Rescue, posted this as a comment on the Central California Pets Alive Facebook page in answer to someone saying that there is no illegal killing at Stockton Animal Services. Her comment is so heartfelt and compelling I want to post it here:
[PAT CLAERBOUT’S] FIRST DAY WAS AUG.1ST, I MUST SAY, A DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET! AUGUST 12,13,14 IS THE FAMOUS WEEKEND THAT SHE HAD HER RIGHT HAND MAN JENIFER MCCOLLUM KILL MOST OF THE 230 ANIMALS! HER CLEAN SWEEP IN 3 DAYS TIME….230 ANIMALS! 107 ON 8/11, 65 ON 8/13 58,ON 8/14. THE STAFF THAT WASN’T THERE THAT WEEKEND, RETURNED ON MONDAY TO FIND THE “DEAD BARRELS” OVER FLOWING AND IN TEARS FROM THE MASS KILLINGS. THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE CONDONING!