Kern County Animal Shelter is being overrun with cats and kittens. Shelter Director Nick Cullen is kicking off a No Kill initiative at the Board of Supervisors’ May 23 meeting to raise awareness about how to help unwanted animals.

Courtesy Kern County Animal Services Facebook page.

A "NO KILL" initiative will be unveiled at Tuesday's Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting during the morning session.

Kern County Animal Services and Marley's Mutts Animal Rescue will kick off the initiative by holding a "pack walk" among supporters from the Rabobank parking lot on N Street to the Kern County Administrative Center. The walk begins at 8:15 a.m.

The initiative aims to decrease euthanasia rates at the county shelter by raising awareness of NO KILL efforts.

Supervisors are expected to declare June as "NO KILL" awareness month and Animal Services Director Nick Cullen will report on progress made in recent years.

During June, Marley’s Mutts will facilitate several spay/neuter programs, adoption events, community education activities and donation opportunities.

On June 10, Kern County Animal Services will offer $10 spay/neuter vouchers at each of its locations for income-qualified county residents.

And on June 11, the shelter will hold a “Just One Day” adoption event in which all adoptions will be reduced to just $11 for 11 hours.

The initiative also aims to increase spay/neuter services and adoption opportunities over the next five years.

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