Kern County has battled a pet overpopulation problem for years, leaving our local shelters to fight overcrowding. So Sunday 23ABC sponsored the Pet Adoption Fiesta in Central Bakersfield so people could play with their potential new pet in an open park.
The event started at 11 a.m., but by 11:30 volunteers had to send another truck to the shelter to pick up more animals, because 14 dogs and a cat had already been adopted.
“We’re in the running for a $25,000 grant from the ASPCA, and this event showcases our community collaboration which is one of the characteristics of winning the event,” said Maggie Kalar with the Kern County Animal Shelter. “We want to thank everybody so much for their help in putting this together and then coming out to enjoy a fantastic day.”