This is our “Tail”…
Bakersfield Strays was formed in June 2022 by Southern California Pomeranian Rescue (SCPR) following the rescue of a stray Pomeranian named Hudson.
R.A.D. Rescue, a boots-on-the-ground group of AMAZING women, initially found Hudson and shared heartbreaking stories and videos about the Kern County Stray Dog Crisis with Southern California Pomeranian Rescue. SCPR reached out to fellow rescuer Steve Spiro of START Rescue and he immediately saw the need to join the coalition.
The original goal was to rescue 52 dogs identified as strays. As July 4th was approaching we feared the dogs running onto the highways would result in dangerous situations for both dogs and drivers. The dogs were rescued. Once the medical needs of each dog was attended to, they were then moved to individual Rescue Groups that have become a part of this growing coalition. The efforts accomplished by this unique coalition continue to experience tremendous success in addressing the stray dog population of Kern County.
To date, over 200 dogs have been taken off the streets of Kern County… and counting…
We can work together and with your help, we can conquer this devastating crisis.
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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