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Tuesday, Jan 14 2014 05:43 PM

Ad hoc committee digs into spay neuter plans

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Jerusalen Mosqueda, left, and Sandra Ramirez introduce their dogs to each other at The Lamont Dog and Cat Clinic sponsored by Kern County Animal Control and 5th District Supervisor Leticia Perez. The Feb. 24, 2013 event drew a large number of people some coming for the spay or neuter service at the clinic.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Supervisors David Couch and Leticia Perez are preparing to roll up their sleeves and dig into some spay-neuter data, toss around some ideas and start building a plan for fixing Kern County's animal sheltering and euthanization problems at tonight's ad hoc meeting.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is expected to include some hard data about where low-cost government-supported spay neuter needs to be targeted to achieve the most impact.

Supervisors have $250,000 to spend but lack a plan for how best to spend it. Perez and Couch have been tasked with coming up with a plan and bringing it back to the full board later this month.

It should be an interesting evening.

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