One change since the Stockton Police Department investigation of animal services, and it is a typically sleazy one: Animal Services is now open 12-4 on Saturdays, where it used to be open 12-3. At first glance, you might think this is a good thing. It’ll give more animals a chance to be adopted, right? Not if you don’t promote adoptions. The main thing that staying open that extra hour does is to let Stockton Animal Services count Saturday as a business day, and by making Saturday a business day, they can shorten the hold time for every animal by a full business day.
Stockton Animal Services is deeply committed to being a high kill pound. This change makes it a leaner, meaner, more efficient killing machine. By paying staff one extra hour on a Saturday, Stockton can legally kill every animal one day sooner.
Stocktonites, San Joaquin County residents–this is your animal services agency, your animal services director, your Police Department, and YOUR elected officials. The election is November 6.
It’s YOUR democracy. Here are the candidates.
Make your vote count.