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Bakersfield Animal Care Center to host Operation ID tag event to provide free ID tags to 50 lucky pets

Posted at 10:40 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 14:13:25-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: This event is now filled. No more are available at this time.

Due to current COVID-19 closures, Bakersfield Animal Care Center is holding an event that would allow residents to get a free ID tag for their dog or cat free of charge.

This is a drive-thru event to be held May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Only 50 tags will be available.

Residents must sign up on the Bakersfield Animal Care Center Facebook page by 5 p.m. today in the Google Doc sheet to secure their pet tag reservation.

The Center asks that residents only bring their dog or cat collar and to leave their pets at home and remain in their cars.

The event will be at 201 South Mt. Vernon, Bakersfield.

“We wanted to pilot an I.D. program to hopefully reunite more lost pets with their owners. It is important to note that the shelter is still closed to non-essential business, and this is a tag only event”, stated Julie Johnson, executive director of the Bakersfield SPCA and City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center.