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If you have lost an animal, you can contact the Shafter Animal Shelter to report it. You may also come by the shelter to see if your animal is there. You should also contact Kern County Animal Control at 661-321-3000 and the Bakersfield SPCA at 661-323-8353 to report your lost animal.
In most cases, shelters have multiple animals coming through their doors on a daily basis so it is your responsibility to keep checking back with each shelter for your animal. Most importantly, your animal should be wearing identification tags at all times as this is your animal's ticket home.
We do offer adoptions to the public onsite. Please visit our Adoption Site to see the animals that are available to take home.
Bring a current rabies certificate for each dog to the shelter to purchase a license.
Animal Control Reports
There are reports available for the public which show the activities of the Animal Control operation. To take a look, please go to the Police Department Reports page.