BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Animal Care Center Shelter and City of Bakersfield Animal Control Field Services unit announced new conventions today as part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the changes, Animal Control impounds will be limited to aggressive strays, sick or injured strays, and animal cruelty cases. In addition, the Animal Care Shelter on 201 S. Mt. Vernon Ave will be closed to walk-in visitors. Animal surrenders will be suspended unless the animal poses a risk to the public, has severe behavioral issues or needs urgend medical care. Please see below or visit the city website for a full statement and list of changes.
The City of Bakersfield is working closely with the Kern County Department of Public Health, the Office of Governor Newsom and the Centers for Disease Control, with regards to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.