A Kern County animal shelter that's been rescuing pets for 12 years is being evicted from its property.
Now, the Rosamond non-profit shelter, Best of Buddies, Inc., needs help finding new homes for the animals. They have more than 120 dogs, three horses, chickens, ducks, and one pig that need a place to stay. The owner says he has placed around 300 dogs in forever homes every year he's been in operation.
Kern County Code Compliance has told the owner of the shelter, Duane Preitz, that he does not have the proper conditional use permit to keep the animals there. Preitz has hired an attorney to try to get the permit and keep the shelter running. But, he only has until January 11th before everything has to be cleared from the land.
"What we need is help," said Preitz. "We need people to either donate funds, donate time, donate materials. We need a place to move to."
A judge has allowed Preitz to return to the property twice a day to care for the animals up until January 11th.
If you are interested in donating or have a place for the animals to stay, you can visit the shelter's website at www.bestofbuddiesinc.yolasite.com.
Or, you can call the shelter at (661)433-8390.