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We Need Foster Parents!
Why do you need Foster Parents?

Each year our shelters take in a large number of animals that cannot be adopted right away because they are either too young, ill or injured. Foster parents give these animals a second chance by providing temporary care and love in their homes until the animals are stronger, healthier and of course happy to go to a new home.

Foster care providers are matched with animals according to their abilities and the animal's needs.
How do I become a Foster Parent?

It’s simple and easy to become a Foster Parent. Prospective foster parents must complete an application, a home visit and, sign a Foster Parent Agreement. Education and training is provided based on the Foster Parent’s ability and the animal’s need. Most basic supplies and all medical care are provided by Kern County Animal Services.

Horse Foster Application

For more information, please call (661) 868-7131 or email