Kern County Animal Shelter faces backlash on adoption procedures
People told their pets were sent to rescues
Last Updated: 89 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - As more people continue to adopt animals from the Kern County Animal Shelter, the shelter is starting to receive more complaints about their adoption procedures.
According to Brittney Anderle and her sister Jennifer Knott, the two woman drove to Bakersfield from Antelope Valley to adopt two puppies.
Once they arrived to the shelter, the sisters were told they could not take the dogs home with them and that the dogs were being transported to a rescue in San Diego.
"I'm very upset cause we spent the night all night and we're here first thing in the morning. We were the first in line and all of a sudden our dogs are sent to a rescue," said Anderle.
According to the shelter's policy, all pets are adoptable to the general public after 5 days, rescues may not adopt them until the 6 day.
Acting director of the Kern County Animal Shelter, Shyanne Schull said that although that may be the policy, at times, the shelter can decide to place animals in rescues rather than homes.
"If they(animals) just need a little bit more one on one attention, sometimes rescues can provide that," said Schull.
Many adopters also faced problems with their pets not being spayed and neutered at the time they were told.
"I come in today to pick up my dog and apparently he has kennel cough and he has yet to be fixed. So, he can't leave per medical records and no body called to notify me," said Knott.
Knott and Andlerle weren't the only people to face problems, as many others have taken to Facebook to let out their frustration.
Yet, the animal shelter continues to ask for patience from the community as more people continue to flood the shelter everyday.
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