Kern County Animal Services
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Licensing Location and Hours
Bakersfield Animal Shelter (Map)

    3951 Fruitvale Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA 93308
    (661) 868-7100
    Licensing Hours
          Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
          Wednesday @ 12:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Mojave Animal Shelter (Map)

    923 Poole Street, Mojave Airport
    Mojave, CA 93501
    (661) 824-1030
    Licensing Hours
          Mondays-Saturdays from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Closed 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. for lunch)
Lake Isabella Animal Shelter (Map)

    14891 Highway 178
    Lake Isabella, CA 93240
    (760) 378-1131
    Licensing Hours
          Monday - Saturday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Critters Without Litters (Map)

    4300 Stine Road, Ste 720
    Bakersfield, CA 93313
    661-831-6000
    Licensing Hours
          Monday - Fridays 7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Mountain Communities Family Resource Center (Map)

    3015 Mt. Pinos Way, Ste. 201
    Frazier Park, CA 93225
    (661) 245-4303
    Licensing Hours
          Monday - Thursdays 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
          Please call first for an appointment.
Ridgecrest Animal Shelter (Map)

    411 San Bernardino Blvd.
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    (760) 499-5190
    Licensing Hours
          Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Taft City Hall (Map)

    209 E Kern Street
    Taft, CA 93268
    (661) 763-1222
    Licensing Hours
          Monday - Fridays 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.