Animal Lovers Zoom To ‘Foster Drive Thru’ At Overcrowded County Animal Shelter

Foster Drive Thru event is huge success for animal shelter.

Foster drive thru is overwhelming response for animal shelter in crisis mode

Foster drive-thru is the brilliant idea born out of desperate times for one animal shelter in California.

Kern County Animal services found itself facing what a lot of rescue organizations are dealing with during the nation’s coronavirus emergency–Folks are dropping off animals while fewer people are coming into adopt.

Animal lovers in Kern County, California showed up big time for the foster drive thru event.
Animal lovers in Kern County, California showed up big time for the foster drive thru event. Credit: Alex Horvath/The Californian

They needed foster families for as many dogs and cats as possible.

But how are you going to do that if folks can’t come into the building?

Drive-thru was the answer!

The shelter put up an emergency form on Facebook.

Bakersfield.com reports the response was overwhelming!

The website reports by the end of Wednesday, 88 pets had been put in temporary homes.

Foster drive thru meant animal lovers filled out forms online and shelter workers delivered dogs and cats out to the foster drive thru line.
Foster drive thru meant animal lovers filled out forms online and shelter workers delivered dogs and cats out to the foster drive thru line. Credit: Alex Horvath/The Californian

It’s planning to bring in dogs and cats from other shelters and are looking for additional foster families. It’s unclear what Governor Gavin Newsom’s new emergency order telling Californians to stay home will have on the next round of the drive thru operation.

“What we’ve seen from the community is like nothing we’ve seen before,” he said. “We’re floored with the response.”

Nick Cullen, director of Kern County Animal Services.
You pick up a new friend through foster drive thru and keep them in your home for 30 days.
You pick up a new friend through foster drive thru and keep them in your home for 30 days. Credit: Alex Horvath/The Californian.

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