Ridgecrest Animal Care & Control

To all our friends and neighbors, thank you so much for supporting our site. . .

However, please be aware that this site is maintained by volunteers and only changed on the weekends to reflect new animals.

Anyone missing a pet should call the shelter right away to make sure the staff knows who to call when the animal has been located.

We are currently participating in a program sponsored by Kuranda Pet Beds to allow people to purchase beds for the shelter and for themselves at a reduced rate. Click the link below for more information. Once there, click on donate a bed tab, pick California in the window to the right, press GO and choose IWV Humane Society or Ridgecrest Animal Shelter. We are currently in need of toy and small dog beds, as well as cat beds. Hit Donate! before choosing the bed you would like to donate.

Use partner discount code KP18359 if shopping for your own Kuranda products and Kuranda will donate 10% of your purchase to us. Thanks for your support.



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Featured Pets

Zorro Feather - Female Siamese mix
Zorro - Male Chihuahua
Pet ID: 14-176
Feather - Female Siamese mix
Pet ID: KC14-130
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ARE YOU FEEDING HOMELESS CATS?

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Spay & Neuter Resources

We believe the answer to pet overpopulation is prevention of unwanted litters of kittens and puppies. By performing a relatively simple surgery, we can put an end to the suffering that irresponsible pet owners and puppy mill breeders have created resulting in so many unwanted litters.

Feral and stray cats in zipcode 93555

The IWV Humane Society* will pay to have them fixed and vaccinated. Please call for more information. 760-499-5191 or 760-499-5190
* through the generosity of the ASPCA

Indian Wells Valley Humane Society
Kern Humane Society KHS provides vouchers for low-income residents. KHS vouchers can be used in conjunction with the Bakersfield SPCA/HOPE Foundation program or, with the Alpha Canine Sanctuary vouchers at a local vet office. Vouchers are only issued on the first Saturday of every month from 10 am to 3 pm. Limit of two vouchers per household every 3 months. You must be there in person or call Sue Bennet at the Kern Humane Society for instructions on how to have them mailed to you. Their thrift shop is in Bakersfield. 2111 Brundage Ln. 661-325-2589
The Cat People
The Cat People Organization provides 1 voucher per month per household in Kern County. Call them on the FIRST of the month as the vouchers go very quickly. Leave message if they are not answering. They WILL call you back. 661-327-4706.
Alpha Canine Sanctuary Alpha provides $30 vouchers for any low-income Kern County resident (some restrictions apply). These vouchers can be used in combination with the Kern Humane Society vouchers at a local vet office or for the Bakersfield SPCA and HOPE Foundation program. P.O. Box 5517 Bakersfield, CA 93388, 661-391-8212
Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation
Free vouchers worth $40 with no income requirements. The voucher can be used towards the spay or neuter of any pet. Friends vouchers are limited to 2 per household per year. A very limited number of vouchers will be available each month, and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with Kern County Animal Control vouchers. Vouchers CAN be combined with Kern Humane vouchers (above), and at most vets in Kern County but call vets first to confirm. Both Indian Wells Veterinary Hospital and VCA Crestwood Animal Hospital in Ridgecrest accept the Friends vouchers. Friends Foundation, P.O. Box 11494, Bakersfield, CA 93389, 661-472-6191, fkcasf@gmail.com
Kern County Animal Control If you are low income, try for one of KCAC's vouchers. You pay $20 and they pay the rest. These are issued at the Licensing Clinics on the third Saturday of the month. If there is no clinic on the third Saturday, KCAC vouchers will be issued at the shelter on Mt. Vernon. Call 661-321-3000 for directions or information.
San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
POPCO (the Pet Overpopulation Coalition) provides vouchers for cats and dogs. 3 vouchers are provided at a time. When the vouchers are used, you can get 3 more. 888-767-2550
Tehachapi Humane Society THS has vouchers in varying amounts and can be used for residents of Tehachapi, Keene, Hart Flat, Caliente, Mojave, California City, Rosamond, Boron and North Edwards. 21600 Golden Star, Unit #3 661-823-0699 ext. 1
Inyo County
ICARE of the Eastern Sierra is the Inyo County Spay & Neuter Resource for domestic pets as well as feral cats
FIX YOUR PIT
Fortress Self Storage provides vouchers for any Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix. Vouchers are $40 each and cover the entire cost of spay or neuter & rabies shot. Vouchers must be used at selected local vets only. 3813 Mesa Grande Bakersfield, CA 93304, 661-831-0923.
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Tommy, the Tortoise Meet Tommy, who was serving community service as the shelter's official greeter. He was busted by Animal Control Officer ''Tina'' for jay-walking in Ridgecrest Boulevard. He now lives at a home for Wayward Desert Tortoises.



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Our hours of operation are:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am - 5pm
    • Saturday: 10am - 4pm
    • Closed on Thursday, Sunday & Holidays
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