A group is giving many pet owners some financial relief as it trys to control a growing problem in Kern County.
The Spay and Neuter Foundation is hosting a pub crawl in downtown Bakersfield. Organizers say they want to raise money so they can fund a spay and neuter clinic for low-income households. They say more than 2,000 animals were surrendered to Kern County Animal Control in the spring and about 1,300 were euthanized.
Five local bars are taking part in the pub crawl.
"Our organization is trying to reduce the amount of animals on the streets. There are so many euthanized animals here in Kern County and so what we're trying to do is raise funds to spay and neuter the whole animals in our community," said volunteer, Kimberly Hensley.
Designated Driver of Bakersfield is helping with the pub crawl. It’s offering a discount on the regular fare to get people home safely.