BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (May 23, 2017 10:19 p.m.): The Board of Supervisors has officially approved the month of June as "Kern County Animal Services No Kill Effort Awareness Month".
2020 is when the city hope to be completely no-kill.
Marley’s Mutts Animal Rescue and Kern County Animal Services will introduce the Help Us Make Kern County No Kill initiative next week at the County Board of Supervisors meeting.
The initiative is designed to raise awareness, increase the number of low-cost spay and neuter clinics, increase animal adoptions and decrease euthanasia rates in the county.
Supporters will gather for a walk from the Rabobank parking lot to the County Administrative Center at 8:15 a.m. on May 23.
Marley’s Mutts will organize and facilitate several spay and neuter programs.
County animal services will offer $10 spay and neuter vouchers on June 10 at each of its locations for income qualified County residents.
More information on the campaign can be found at MarleysMutts.org/nokill.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in central Bakersfield.
The Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Section conducted a DUI and Driver's License Checkpoint Saturday night near Oak and 18th Streets.
Bakersfield police held a DUI driver's license checkpoint in the downtown area overnight.