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Local animal health clinic Critters Without Litters is marking a special anniversary

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 18:37:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A local animal health clinic is marking a special anniversary. Critters Without Litters is turning seven and has helped Kern County in getting closer to its goal of becoming a no-kill area by spaying and neutering thousands of local pets.

According to officials with the clinic, since opening their doors on October 1st, 2012, more than 62,000 cats and dogs have been spayed and neutered at Critters' facility on Stine Road. Critters Without Litters is the only nonprofit, low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Kern County.

“I worked in the veterinary field for six years before coming to Critters, and I don’t remember having people be so appreciative about being able to get their pet cared for. People who are struggling to get by bring their pets to us and are thankful for us being here – it makes you want to be a better person, to work a little harder and do a little more,” said medical assistant Josh Lopez.

"We are so grateful for the support of the community and the dedication of the staff. It’s everything we dreamed it could be when we started out all those years ago,” added Executive Director Vicky Thrasher.

Critters Without Litters is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment for your pet, call 831-6000.