I think I have a new, untapped revenue source for Animal Services: responding to requests for public records.
Ross Pool sent me supposedly 270 pages of reviewed documents, about 1/2 of which I requested, for a lousy 10 cents each.
I can imagine that between Brad Jensen, half dozen other activists, and I, Ross could reasonably respond with four to five hundred pages a week.
If they raised their fees to $1/page, they'd be able subsidize one half-time position.
There are a lot of docs so it will take some time.
It appears that the animals they did not kill right away, and that was 2/3 of them, they tested and treated well. Blood was sent to Antech, the firm all vets use.
Blood tests included thyroid, viruses, complete chem panel. When I worked as a vet tech many years ago this set of tests cost the vet $37. I don't know how much Animal Services pays, but the money adds up.
I'll tell you more when I dig deeper.
South Bay was especially good with testing and treatment. West Valley was good, except that was where most of the animals were killed. Those that were killed had no testing, except for the first six kittens taken two days before the raid, and no photos. Why that is, I don't know.