Kern Co. Animal Control plans to relocate over 600 animals

Kern Co. Animal Control will not euthanize animals

The city of Bakersfield is ending their contract with the shelter, due to disagreements over costs and functions. But rumors about animals being euthanized are not true
 
"We've had an incredible response for adoptions and rescues. So at this point, whatever is left we'll take with us," said director Jen Woodard. 
 
Directors add they'll need to be out of the building by September 30th. To adopt out the overload of animals, adoption fees have been drastically reduced.
 
"15 dollars for all dogs and puppies, and 5 dollars for cats, and that includes their rabies shots, flea and tick preventive, microchipped, and spay and neuter," said Woodard.
 
People have traveled from all over California to adopt a pet from the shelter.
 
"I''ve been looking for a dog for a couple of months now, so it's been awhile since I've been wanting to adopt. And i head about this on Instagram," said Ruben Alvarado of Fresno.
 
Woodard also added volunteers are still needed for fosters and rescues. The Kern County Board of Supervisors will decide on the location for the new facility at their meeting on Tuesday, September 10th.
 

 

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