Mega Pet Adoption Event helps people find new best friends

A pair of dogs waiting to be adopted during the Mega pet Adoption Event in Bakersfield, Calif. on Sunday, April 22, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Residents from around Kern County got a chance to adopt a new pet on Sunday during the Mega Pet Adoption Event.

Kern County Animal Services and City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center joined forces with other shelters and rescues to put on the event at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

Many people got to leave with a new friend.

More than 1,000 people helped adopt 78 pets, according to Animal Services director Nick Cullen.

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