At the Kern County Animal Services Adoption Center, this shepherd is ready for adoption and is currently in the large general population area for dogs that are on stray wait status or are friendly and ready for adoption.

Casey Christie / The Californian

This year 1,256 animals have been saved through foster care, Kern County Animal Services said on Facebook Monday.

"We are so proud of that number and it keeps growing every day," said the post.

Think foster care might be for you?

"If you can’t adopt but would like to help an animal in need, foster care is for you," Animal Service says. "We provide all the supplies you need; you just have to love and care for a kitten, puppy, horse or a special needs adult animal."

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