Local shelters to offer multiple services in celebration of World Spay Day

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

Shelters around Kern County will be coming together to offer services to pet owners in honor of World Spay Day.

The goal of the event is to help contribute towards making Kern County a "no kill' county, according to Kern County Animal Services.

The event will be held on Feb. 27 throughout Bakersfield and Kern County.

Below is a list of businesses that will be participating, along with the services they will be offering:

  • Kern County Animal Services will be holding a spay and neuter clinic at the Kern County Animal Shelter located at 3951 Fruitvale Ave. It will be a first come first serve basis and people will only be required to pay a $15 copay. You will also receive a license for a year. Around 120 sign-ups will be accepted starting now through Feb. 20. There is a limit of 4 pets per family. They will also be offering spay and neuter vouchers for just $10.
  • Marley's Mutts will be holding a $30 drive-thru spay and neuter clinic event Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the New Life Church of God located at 8510 Weedpatch Highway. The $30 includes spay or neuter, rabies vaccination, microchip, pain medication and cone. For dog owners in zip codes 93305, 93306, 93307, Lamont, Arvin and outlying county jurisdiction areas including Taft, Arvin, Tehachapi, Mojave, Boron and North Edwards. They will also be offering "Save the Pitties” vouchers for free surgery on Pit Bull and Pit Bull Mixes.
  • The Cat People will be offering spay and neuter vouchers at their facility located at 4120 East Drive. Vouchers will be handed out from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and will cost $25. There is a limit of two per household.
  • The City of Bakersfield's Animal Control Field Services unit will be handing out spay and neuter vouchers at the Kern County Animal Shelter. In order to get the vouchers, you must make an appointment with Critters Without Litters beforehand.
  • H.A.L.T. Rescue will be at the Kern County Animal Shelter with educational handouts coloring sets, and paw face painting.
  • Critters Without Litters will be performing spay and neuter surgeries at their clinic which is located at 4300 Stine Road. They will also be offering a walk-in pet vaccination clinic between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. which will offer $12 vaccines.
  • The Bakersfield Shelter location, Mojave Shelter location, and Lake Isabella Shelter location will all also be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help applicants obtain the vouchers.

For more information about World Spay Day, you can call Kern County Animal Services at (661) 868-7100.

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