Organization offers free spay/neuter vouchers to pit bull owners

Posted at 10:41 AM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 18:40:23-04

Kern County Animal Services is offering free spay/neuter vouchers to owners who own a pit bull type dog for their "Save the Pitties" project.

According to a statement they released, euthanasia in city and county shelters has gone down by 50 percent, but still over 40 percent of the dogs that are euthanized are pit bulls. 

“Our staff knows, on a daily basis, which shelter animals are going to be sought after, and which ones we will need to be the voices for to find them a home. But at the end of the day, we all see the disparity in the types of animals that we fail to find homes for," Kern County Animal Services Director Nick Cullen said.

"We understand that spay and neuter is the answer. This new offering is intended to eliminate whatever difficulty animal owners are facing financially to get their pit bull fixed."

Vouchers can be obtained at the Bakersfield location or any KCAS clinic. For more information, contact Kern County Animal Services at 661-868-7100 or email at

  • Vouchers have an expiration date of 45 days
  • You must schedule your appointment at a participating veterinarian from the list provided
  • Vouchers are non-transferable
  • Voucher covers the cost of surgery only
  • Voucher does not cover blood work, take home pain medications, vaccinations or any other veterinary services
  • Most veterinarians require your pet be current on all vaccinations at the time of surgery
  • If your pet is in-heat, pregnant, cryptorchid, or too young or small for some veterinarians to alter, some veterinarians may not alter them or may charge additional fees that the voucher will not cover