BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Animal Services Department, formerly Kern County Animal Control, and other are working to give cats in Kern County a new life in Canada.
The Kern County Animal Services facilities closed Saturday and Sunday to move animals from their Mount Vernon facility to the Fruitvale building.
Several animals were loaded early Saturday morning for a different location, and eventually a home.
Staff with Kern County Animal Services and Unity Thrift Outreach & Rescue loaded 48 cats headed to Cats Cradle in British Colombia where they will have adoptive homes waiting.
The Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation and Unity Thrift Outreach & Rescue have secured funds to cover the cost of the trip.
The Kern County Animal Services were required to vacate the City of Bakersfield facilities, including all of the animals in their care by September 30.
Staff with Kern County Animal Services has been working to coordinate a large-scale transport to Canada since the notification of the eviction.
Large-scale transports such as this one are coordinated by Kern County Animal Services staff and different rescues several times a year.