Kern County Animal Services provides the program/service listed below only to residents who live in the unincorporated
areas of Kern County (including the unincorporated municipalities of Frazier Park, Lamont, Mojave, Oildale, and Rosamond) or in the
contracted cities of Arvin and Tehachapi. Residents of other incorporated cities should review the below Resources for Pet Owners
or contact their city agency.
Which agency should I contact regarding spay/neuter resources?
KCAS promotes the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in order to prevent overpopulation of unwanted animals. Spaying and neutering is promoted by KCAS through education that encourages residents in the unincorporated areas of Kern County to spay or neuter their cats or dogs. In the United States there is a tremendous overpopulation of unwanted animals, and this is also true in Kern County. Every year thousands of animals are brought to the shelters that are never redeemed by their owners or adopted to new homes. Our program, as most Animal Services service programs, has far more animals coming into the shelters than we can find homes for, and we don't have the space or funds to keep all these animals.
Note: This page provides resources to help people spay/neuter their pets. If you need assistance with feral cats, see the Feral Cat Assistance page.
Thank you for choosing to be a responsible pet owner and seeking to spay or neuter your pet.
There are 3 types of resources available to help pet owners by reducing the cost of the surgery:
1) KCAS Low-Income Voucher Program (PDF)
With a $20.00 co-pay you receive a voucher that covers the entire cost of spay/neuter for your pet at a participating Veterinarian. Limit 4 vouchers per person per lifetime.
2) Vouchers to reduce the surgery cost (PDF); some of these can be used at any local vet, others only at specified local vets.
3) Organizations that provide low-cost surgeries (PDF)
The County of Kern does not accept any responsibility for the quality of service or operation of programs other than those sponsored by the County, but provides this information as a public service.
If your program or spay/neuter clinic would like to be included in our resource list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your program and/or clinic information.
For temporary programs or clinics, please provide us with your information at least 4 weeks in advance, along with the dates of your event.
Kern County Animal Services - Bakersfield
3951 Fruitvale Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone: (661) 868-7100
City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center
201 South Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: (661) 832-7387
California City Animal Control
5000 Lindberg Street, California City, CA 93505
Phone: (760) 373-1115
Delano Police Department - Animal Control
1022 12th Avenue, Delano, CA 93215
Phone: (661) 721-3377
City of Taft Animal Shelter
1080 E. Ash Street, Taft, CA 93268
Phone: (661) 763-1227
McFarland Animal Control
401 W. Kern Avenue, McFarland, CA 93250
Phone: (661) 792-2121
Ridgecrest Animal Control
411 San Bernardino Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (760) 499-5190
City of Shafter Animal Control
18849 S. Shafter Avenue, Shafter, CA 93263
Phone: (661) 746-2140
Kern County Animal Services
923 Poole Street, Mojave Airport, Mojave, CA 93501
Phone: (661) 824-1030
City of Wasco Animal Control Division
746 8th Street, Wasco, CA 93280
Phone: (661) 758-7220
Kern County Animal Services - Mojave
Kern County Animal Services - Lake Isabella
14891 Highway 178, Lake Isabella, CA 93240
Phone: (760) 378-1131
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