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Kern County Animal Services’ Pet Food Safety Net program to start Wednesday

Posted at 10:26 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 01:26:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County Animal Services with the help of local services here in Bakersfield has begun a program that offers temporary assistance to residents of Kern County and their cats or dogs who might be experiencing some difficulty getting pet food.

On Wednesdays and Sundays, at the Kern County Animal Shelter in Bakersfield, the Pet Food Safety Program will provide cat and dog food to a limited number of residents who are eligible for these services from 8 a.m. to noon.

Program restrictions are as follows:

  • A state-issued identification must be shown at time of pickup.
  • A new application and/or request must be made each time you are in need of assistance.
  • Only one application per household will be permitted.
  • Assistance can be provided for up to 4 animals.
  • Assistance can be provided up to six times, with at least 14 days in between each time of assistance.
  • Assistance will only be given Wednesdays and Sundays between the hours of 8am and 12 noon.
  • You cannot add any animals to your household while utilizing assistance.
  • You may be required to demonstrate financial need for pet food assistance.
  • Eligibility to receive pet food through the Safety Net program will be determined at the sole discretion of Kern County Animal Services.

While this program can offer immediate assistance, supplies are limited.

Check here for more information.