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Staff at animal shelter respond to potential cases of canine respiratory disease

By now many of us have heard of the canine respiratory illness taking over several states and now it may have hit Kern County. Debra Gowdy, like many of us pet owners, wants the best for her dogs: Ruby, Pepper, Destiny and Charlie. With the news of a mysterious and severe canine respiratory disease spreading […]

Thousand Oaks animal rescue offers $2,500 reward for info on dumped dogs

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — In June, 23ABC brought you the shocking video of a man driving up to the Grocery Outlet store in Bakersfield, putting three puppies out of his car, and driving away, abandoning the dogs. Now, Shelter Hope Pet Shop, where the dogs are currently living in Thousand Oaks, California, is offering a […]

Kern County animal shelters are overcrowded, forcing tough decisions

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — From full-grown dogs to 11-week-old puppies, the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center doesn’t discriminate when it comes to taking dogs off the streets and into their care. But space is limited, and with the facility already housing 300 dogs in 175 kennels, the shelter is increasingly doing something they don’t […]

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