County animal control continues to prepare for a major move a day after their director is fired
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
Late Tuesday the county announced the head of animal control had been fired.
But with a move to a new shelter just over two weeks away, animal control says they must keep moving forward.
The former head of county animal control Jen Woodard was fired late Tuesday after just over a year on the job.
Now the county must execute a major move under the supervision of an acting animal control director.
Signs of the coming move are all over at the animal shelter on Mount Vernon.
The trailer used by administration is now mostly empty.
Outside people are lining up to adopt a pet before the big move.
At one point the shelter actually ran out of adoptable cats.
Meanwhile the move to the new location on Fruitvale Avenue is coming into focus.
The biggest difference will be all of the cats and dogs will be housed indoors at the new facility.
County leaders say it’s a chance to turn the corner on animal control services in Kern County.
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