Local shelters, animal-welfare groups to offer 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 is to help contribute towards making Kern a "no kill' county, according to Kern County Animal Services.

World Spay Day is Feb. 27.

Below is a list of participants, along with services they'll 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 co-pay. 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 four pets per family. They will also be offering spay and neuter vouchers for just $10 to residents of unincorporated Kern.
  • Marley's Mutts will be holding a $30 drive-thru spay-and-neuter clinic 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 free spay-and-neuter vouchers at its facility located at 4120 East Drive. Vouchers will be handed out from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a limit of two per household. Vouchers for discount surgery for $25.
  • H.A.L.T. Rescue will be at the Kern County Animal Shelter 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with educational handouts, coloring sets, and paw face painting.
  • Critters Without Litters will be performing spay-and-neuter surgeries by appointment 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.
  • Kern Humane Society will offer free coupons to discount spay-and-neuter from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2111 Brundage Lane.
  • 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, call Kern County Animal Services at (661) 868-7100.

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