Kern County Animal Shelter announces plan for animals

County evicted, forced to move by end of month

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The county will be forced to move out of the city's shelter on Mt. Vernon by the end of the month.

The county addressed what they plan to do with the animals in a news conference --which streamed live on 23ABC's website and app -- at 12:30 p.m. Friday to end all social media rumors.

In the conference, the director of the animal shelter emphasized that no animals will be put down because of the eviction. The director said the county plans 'to continue to care for all animals' and they will continue to work with all animal rescue groups.

According to the director, the county will move all the animals that aren't adopted by the end of the month to their new location.

READ | Animal Rescue Organizations Flock to Kern County to Help Pets in Need:

The county is responsible for about 700 animals. 

Many of the animals have been getting adopted but officials said new animals are coming in almost as fast as they can move them out.

Late last night, celebrities took to Twitter to voice their concerns over the issue and get their fans to help the animals.

(VIEW | Celebrities speak out on Kern County Animal Control shelter on social media sites':

Pop-star singer, Ke$ha, tweet read:

"animals! help!" 

With the tweet was a screenshot of a note that read:

"Any one interested in saving a life!? Please go to Kern County Animal Shelter. They are being evicted and have over 700 dogs and cats that need to be rescued by September 30th or they will all be put down. Dogs are $15 and cats are $5. All are spayed / neutered, microchipped and have shots. PLEASE GO AND SAVE A LIFE!!!!"

READ | Ke$ha asks fans to adopt animals at closing shelter:

The county will find out their new location on Tuesday after the County Board of Supervisors make a decision in a meetin.

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


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