If the dept isnt doing its job as reqd, you may be able to go to court to get an order it do so. These are sometimes called writs of mandamus.
Criminal cases would have to be initiated by the police, who work for those commissioners, or the sheriff (who does not), or the DA, who does not. Therefore, meet with the county sheriff and the DA.
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You could also try contacting the Animal Legal Defense Fund to see if they could give you any guidance.
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It is extremely difficult to sue the government or any public entity and win. That being said, there are organizations like ALDF, as one colleague mentioned, that handle these kinds of high-level lawsuits. Meanwhile, I would continue to keep the pressure on with media and social-media exposure. Best of luck!
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