A friend on Facebook has been spreading this about and while I wish I could do my part by raiding the cattery this is the best I can do for all the kittehs and goggies in need of urgent forever homes. Any GR peeps who are nearby please give a moment to think about whether you have the space for another furry hooligan in your heart and home.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Animal Control shelter is having an adoption special starting today through the end of September to encourage people to adopt.
Dogs will cost $15 to adopt. Cats will cost $5. Those fees include spay and neutering, rabies shots, microchipping and a one-year license.
In a statement, Jen Woodard, Director of the KCAC described the discounts and the reason for them.
"As you may have heard Kern County Animal Control's Bakersfield Shelter has received an eviction notice a little over a week ago from the City of Bakersfield which requires us to vacate the premises at 201 S Mt. Vernon Avenue by September 30th," Woodard said in the statement, "We are currently in the process of looking for a new suitable short-term/long-term option where we can safely care for and adopt and rescue our animals."
KCAC is extending its shelter hours as follows:
Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Read about the dispute between the county and the city here: 23ABC News - Dispute over lease agreement may have a big impact on hundreds of animals - Bakersfield News, Bakersfield, California News & Bakersfield News Local Headlines - KERO TurnTo23
23ABC News - Kern County Animal Control to hold adoption deals as it looks for a new location - Bakersfield News, Bakersfield, California News & Bakersfield News Local Headlines - KERO TurnTo23