Kern shelter needs foster families for pups, kittens

Kern shelter needs foster families for pups, kittens
A foster kitten is seen in a photo provided by Kern County Animal Services.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — An overloaded Kern County shelter is seeking foster families for puppies and kittens.

Kern County Animal Services said it's entering "kitten and puppy" season, and the influx of animals too young to be adopted is approaching critical territory.

The shelter is currently seeking foster homes for about 86 puppies and kittens under 2 moths old.

Once in the foster home, the animals will need love and care, socialization, and possibly medical treatment.

Call (661) 868-7143 or stop by the Bakersfield shelter at 3951 Fruitvale Ave. to become a foster parent to a puppy or kitten. Applications can also be downloaded online.

"Becoming a foster parent for a homeless and neglected animal is one of the most rewarding jobs around," shelter supervisor Nick Cullen said in a news release. "In addition to knowing that you have saved a life, foster parents receive unlimited purrs and kisses. What job could be better?"