Bakersfield City Animal Control
Animal Control for the city of Bakersfield is handled through the Bakersfield Police Department and contracts shelter services with Kern County Animal Control, at 201 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue. The administrative offices for city field services is located in the City Hall South building, at 1501 Truxtun Avenue, on the 2nd floor, office #339. You may contact us in person or by phone at 661-326-3436.
Animal Control Officers are available to handle all calls for service 7 days per week, emergencies and priorities after hours, on weekends and holidays. If your situation requires immediate assistance you may call the non emergency number at the police department at 661-327-7111.
Kern County's Low Cost Spay/Neuter Option
Established in 2012 Critters Without Litters is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2012 to directly address the pet overpopulation issue by opening the first dedicated high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Kern County. We believe directly addressing the issue through high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter services will result in a steep reduction in the number of companion animals entering our shelters. Fewer pets in our shelter system will allow more time and resources towards promoting positive outcomes for each animal in their care. Critters Without Litters relies solely on community support and grant funding to operate the clinic.
METRO BAKERSFIELD ANIMAL CONTROL COMMITTEE
Established in 2012 the MBACC is made up of two members of the Bakersfield City Council, two members of the Kern County Board of Supervisors, and the Chairman of the Kern County Animal Control Commission.
Shelter Adoption & Redemption Hours
Animal Control Shelter
201 S. Mt Vernon Avenue,
Bakersfield, CA 93307, (661) 868-7125
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Hours:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.