BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Many Kern households have new members this Saturday because the Bakersfield Animal Care Heart hosted its annual “Clear the Shelters” adoption occasion.
140 pets adopted over the month of the adoption drive.
50 of them had been adopted right this moment through the Clear the Shelter occasion.
The occasion started at eight Saturday morning with dozens of keen quickly to be pet mother and father in a line that wrapped across the constructing. All the folks right here for a similar factor. To convey a loving canine or cat into their residence.
“I’m looking for a canine to like,” Chuck Strole a pet adopter stated.
“We’re on the lookout for a canine, hopefully one thing round two years or one thing in that vary,” Teena Carlile one other pet adopter stated.
Nevertheless it wasn’t simply canine folks had been after. Cats and many them.
Some folks even adopted a number of.
The annual adoption occasion supplies folks the chance to get a pet with the charges waived.
“My dad was the proprietor of North Bakersfield Toyota and Invoice Wright Toyota and it was one thing that was crucial to him,” Staci Downs the President of Steve Downs Melanoma Basis stated. “He would pay for all of the adoption charges and it introduced him a lot pleasure to clear the animal shelter.”
Steve Downs handed away and his daughter Staci Downs continued to unfold her dad’s love.
“We’ll have the ability to contribute 5,000 right this moment in direction of clearing the animal shelter,” Staci Downs stated.
The cash supplied by the inspiration shall be used for necessities on the Heart.
“This can be a straight donation that helps us buy provides and medical gear and different issues for our animals right here and we couldn’t be extra grateful,” Julie Johnson the President of the Bakersfield Animal Care Heart stated.
Folks got here out of the shelter not solely with pets however as an alternative with a brand new member of the household.
“I’m excited, I’ve a reputation for her already, Charlie,” Strole stated.
“It’s been 15 years since we had a canine,” Julius Rodgers a pet adopter stated. “The woman canine proper right here, her title goes to be Rosebud.”
Extra animals can be found for adoption on the Bakersfield Animal Care Heart. You’ll be able to attain them at (661) 326-3436.