By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Playful, sweet and loving is how 1-year-old Carlene is described at the Bakersfield Animal Care Center.
The mixed terrier is the perfect watch dog but also enjoys playing in yards and would make an ideal pet for a family with kids.
Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox," Julie Johnson, director of the city shelter and SPCA, said Carlene is available for adoption for only $40.
"She's been at the shelter since mid-June. It's time for her to go to a home," Johnson said.
A week after Fourth of July celebrations, Johnson talked about the abundance of animals the three shelters in Bakersfield received.
About 400 dogs, apparently scared by fireworks, were rescued and taken to the local shelters, she said.
On Tuesday, some owners and pets were reunited, but many lost pets are still at the shelters.
"You need to check the shelters for two weeks because pets hide before they come to shelters or someone brings them," Johnson said.
The summer time is usually the busiest for city shelters, Johnson said, because of the large number of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.
"It tends to decline come fall," she said.