Our Mission… is to C.A.R.E.
Our vision is a safe home for every pet in Kern County, and Bakersfield, specifically, becomes recognized once again for its incredible agriculture.
KINDNESS – We strive to be kind.
Our journey to reduce the stray dog population and make a difference will rely on collaboration with local animal welfare organizations, volunteers, the community, local government, and donors. By partnering with animal welfare organizations, involving volunteers, engaging with the community, working with local government, and seeking funding and donations, we can make a greater impact in our efforts. Together, we can educate the community about responsible pet ownership, enforce spay/neuter laws, and provide affordable spay/neuter services to pet owners. Our collective efforts can help improve the lives of stray dogs and promote a more compassionate society for all animals.
Bakersfield Strays recognizes that the stray dog crisis is a significant community issue. We urge county officials to enforce animal laws and hold accountable those who mistreat or abandon dogs. We are working with Kern County Supervisors to raise awareness and educate the community about the crisis, and encourage community participation. To increase public awareness, we’ve partnered with local news outlets and placed billboards in high-traffic areas.
Our objective is to create a lasting solution to the ongoing Kern County Stray Dog Crisis by building a low-cost spay-neuter clinic; with a goal of 12,000 annual spay/neuter surgeries per year. We are aware of an opportunity to rent 20 acres in Bakersfield, previously used as a Bakersfield dog sanctuary. With your help, we strive to make this property a large part of the solution by building a safe house for newly captured stray dogs and maintaining a sanctuary for the strays that need more time to decompress.
Education on animal welfare and responsible pet ownership is desperately needed in this community. Bakersfield Strays has been invited, by Kern County, to create a curriculum aimed at educating the population about responsible pet ownership. Our intention is to spread this knowledge through generations in the hopes of a more permanent solution for Kern County.
One of the most critical needs for our team are partners with the ability to help house Bakersfield Strays dogs upon being picked up. We have limited space and ability to hold them for long periods of time and our expertise is more generally suited for partnerships with larger private adoption agencies that can become a liaison between us and the forever homes of the dogs. We do have a process for becoming a partner that ensures they are going to remain happy and healthy in loving homes. If you are interested in helping us overcome this crisis and you have the ability to facilitate the adoption process n our behalf, please apply to become one of our valued partners. You can find the steps to doing so at the link below.
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