Board of Supervisors to use $250,000 for spay and neuter program in Kern County

The animal over-population is a huge concern to Kern County residents and county leaders are finally taking action.


The Board of Supervisors is trying to save animals from being euthanized by designing a spay and neuter program for Kern County. 


"I believe very strongly that this board is going to resolve this crisis," Leticia Perez, 5th district supervisor, said.


The committee lead by supervisors Leticia Perez and David Couch has budgeted $250,000 taxpayer dollars to ultimately reduce the thousands of animals euthanized in Kern County each year. 


Judi Daunell, President of a non-profit foundation called Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters, plans to participate in voucher programs to lower the cost of spay/neuter surgeries.


"It is important to take a little bit of time to do this right and set up a better structure, some better way of getting spay/neuter money into the hands of a public,"  Daunell said.


The ad-hoc committee will hold several meetings in the coming weeks to discuss a timeline with the public.

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