County board OKs plan for stray pet reduction

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to spend $250,000 on programs aimed at reducing the stray pet population.

Plans call for $100,000 on spay and neuter vouchers for residents in the county's zip codes with the highest stray pet population.

Details of the vouchers and related programs will be worked on by an ad hoc committee.

Supervisor Mike Maggard also said he wants to explore a mandatory spay/neuter program.