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Free furry friends: Car dealerships sponsor shelter pet adoptions through Monday

FILE - A dog is seen Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the Kern County Animal Services shelter in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Octavio Flores)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – All pet adoptions from Kern County shelters will be free through Monday.

Animal Services said Friday afternoon that all adoptions are being sponsored by North Bakersfield Toyota and Bill Wright Toyota, in conjunction with the shelter’s extended hours Monday for the no-kill movement, Just One Day.

Animal Services will be open at its Bakersfield location, 3951 Fruitvale Ave., from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. It had also planned to reduce adoptions fees to $11, but now the local car dealerships are picking up the costs.

Animal Services will keep normal business hours Saturday, and it’s closed Sunday.

Hours won’t be extended at the shelters in Mojave or Lake Isabella, but the free adoptions will be available at all three shelters.

“Our vision of a No Kill Kern County will not happen without community support, and what we are experiencing these last 5 years is a tremendous amount of that support,” Animal Services Director Nick Cullen said in a news release “What Bill Wright Toyota and North Bakersfield Toyota have offered to do is yet another example of local businesses that believe in a better life for Kern’s animals, and it is simply outstanding.”

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