Kern County Animal Control to hold adoption deals as it looks for a new location

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Animal Control shelter is having an adoption special starting today through the end of September to encourage people to adopt.

Dogs will cost $15 to adopt. Cats will cost $5. Those fees include spay and neutering, rabies shots, microchipping and a one-year license.

In a statement, Jen Woodard, Director of the KCAC described the discounts and the reason for them.

"As you may have heard Kern County Animal Control's Bakersfield Shelter has received an eviction notice a little over a week ago from the City of Bakersfield which requires us to vacate the premises at 201 S Mt. Vernon Avenue by September 30th," Woodard said in the statement, "We are currently in the process of looking for a new suitable short-term/long-term option where we can safely care for and adopt and rescue our animals."

KCAC is extending its shelter hours as follows:

Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Read about the dispute between the county and the city here:


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