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Adoptable pets hit the red carpet looking for fur-ever homes

Posted at 8:31 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 11:23:32-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Right now you might be stuck at home thinking its the perfect time to bring a pet into your life. That’s exactly why the Kern County Animal Services is looking to bring its adoptable animals to you through a virtual pet show.

“Even if it didn’t result in an adoption, at least we’re marketing these animals and giving the community a chance to see them," said KCAS Director Nicholas Cullen.

Instead of walking the halls of the local shelter, residents looking for pets can tune in to Facebook and Instagram to see the four-legged friends strut the runway.

Cullen said the idea came out of necessity, and so far, it's been successful.

“First time we did it probably about half the animals showed ended up getting adopted, some of them by the end of the feed.”

Not only are they hoping people will watch the live stream, but share it.

“The thing that we just kept imploring is that what will give us success is if the folks who are watching are not only watching, but are sharing," he said. "So that at some point, somebody may be looking for a new family member, four-legged family member, and see the feed."

You can catch one of those streams on Facebook and Instagram Friday mornings around 11. If you see a dog or cat that you’re interested in, you can call Animal Services at (661) 868-7120.