Chief Jones and Stockton leaders:
The attached photos show examples of criminal animal cruelty happening now at Stockton Animal Services, even as your investigation wends its way through the bureaucracy. Animal control officers and shelter staff are required to get injured animals to a veterinarian, but apparently one of these dogs (A189171, with the neck injury) has been in the kennels with no veterinary care, while the other (A189114) has an eye injury that has apparently received no treatment and a third there now (A189170) has many apparent bite wounds and has also apparently received no treatment. In two cases, there is what seems to be an attempt by Stockton Animal Services staff to hide the injuries, in one case by not posting a photo and in the other with a towel or something around the wound.
It is a violation of state law, Penal Code Section 597, to withhold veterinary care from an injured animal. I expect you to intervene immediately to make sure these animals are not killed and are provided veterinary care and given the chance to be adopted.
That Stockton Animal Services staff under the leadership of Pat Claerbout continues to violate the law even as we await the results of the Stockton PD investigation tells me they don’t believe they will ever be required to follow the law. I hope you will prove them wrong immediately.