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Bakersfield City Animal Care Center reopening with limited resources

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 19:45:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The City of Bakersfield announced its Animal Care Center, located on 201 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, will reopen on June 9 with limited resources.

The center said changes will need to be implemented out of an abundance of caution to protect staff and the community at large.

These changes include:
• The Animal Care Center, 201 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, will still be closed to nonessential operations, i.e. walk-in visitors or other foot traffic with no point of business with the shelter
• All Owner Surrenders are still suspended, unless a dog or cat presents as a public safety risk, severe behavior and/or urgent medical need. Please call 661-832-7307, ext. 202 to discuss your options
• Stray Dogs will be accepted based on space/resources. However, please call us at 661-832-7307, ext. 202 or ext. 203 for Spanish, to make an appointment
• We are not accepting healthy stray cats or kittens at this time
• All Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) appointments are still suspended at this time
• If you see a healthy stray cat or dog or mothers and kittens, leave them be!
• Services are still being provided by appointment only. Appointments will be available Tuesday-Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Appointments can be scheduled by calling 661-832-7387, ext. 201.
• Transfer Partners are allowed to pull animals by appointment with the Rescue Coordinator
When you arrive for your appointment, please wait in your car and call 661-556- 7687 and a staff member will assist you.