125 stray animals transported to save lives

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County has one of the largest stray dog populations in the country, so the community is coming together to help many of these strays find a home.

The Kern County Animal Services, shelters and rescues are coming together to fly approximately 125 dogs to new homes in other parts of the country.

They are asking the community to be aware of our pet overpopulation problem.

KCAS along with the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center, the Bakersfield SPCA and several other shelters and rescues will be partnering with Wings of Rescue, Shelter Me and the Bark Avenue Foundation to fly approximately 125 dogs to new homes at other shelters.

They plan to transport them on Wednesday, August 27. 

They are hoping the public can help by either donating travel carriers for small and medium sized dogs, signing up to be a short-term foster parent for the dogs before they leave, or donating funds to help with the costs of the transport.

You can drop off the travel carriers at any of the Bakersfield animal shelters Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

If you'd like to become a short-term foster parent you can contact Kern County Animal Services at (661) 868-7143, the Bakersfield SPCA at (661) 323-8353 or the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center at (661) 832-PETS. 

You can donate to the cost of the transport flight by clicking here .

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