Rescue animal fundraising, adoption event raised community awareness, money
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An animal rescue organization held a fundraising and pet adoption event in Bakersfield Saturday.
"We're working to reduce the number of stray and homeless dogs in Kern County," said Patricia Irwin, Helping Animals Live Tomorrow founder. HALT supports animals that have been rescued.
The event was called "PAW" for Pet Adoption Week.
Melissa Mouser is helping organize the event. Mouser is fostering five dogs that were found in an Oildale home. Read the story of those rescued dogs here: http://bit.ly/oildalepuppies
"We try to educate people on dogs that have been dumped, left homeless, and starving out there," said Debbie Rosson, with Tadej Orthodontics. Tadej Orthodontics donated $500 to HALT for the event.
HALT had adoptable animals at the fundraiser. They need donations of dog food, toys, crates, bed, bowls, blankets, cleaning supplies, and gift cards to pet supply stores.
The event was held at Tractor Supply on Calloway Drive.
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