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Clear the Shelters Event Returns to Bakersfield!

Help animals in need find their forever homes

Animal shelters across the country are once again teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need with the Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign, and the City of Bakersfield's Animal Care Center is among the participating shelters.

To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, the month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort will feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues. The campaign runs from Aug. 1 through Aug. 29, 2020.

This year’s Clear The Shelters’ “Adopt & Donate” campaign features returning partners WeRescue and, and new partner 24PetWatch. Users can use the WeRescue iOS app to locate adoptable pets near their zip code, submit their pet adoption applications through shelters’ websites, and ask questions directly to shelters. 24PetWatch is enabling shelters to increase their exposure through, a free website providing a full list of participating shelters and their adoptable pets along with a link to contact them.

If you have friends or family members that can't adopt right now, they can still help by going to and making a donation between Aug. 1 and Aug. 29.