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Assemblyman Fong's third annual free Pet-Adopt-a-Thon moves to October 4

Assemblyman Vince Fong

To help find loving homes for pets, Assemblyman Vince Fong will cover the costs for the first 100 pet adoptions at Kern County Animal Services during the month of October. Originally scheduled for September 16-18, Fong's Third Annual Free Pet changed to October 4 to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters.

"The shelter is full of loving animals in desperate need of a good home," said Assemblyman Fong (R-Kern County). "Having two rescue dogs of my own, I know the wonderful impact a pet can bring into a home.

"Adopting and caring for a loving animal has been shown to lift a person's spirits and bring emotional health to families. I encourage everyone to come and provide a forever home for a pet in our shelter to come," added Fong.

On Monday, October 4 at 10 a.m., Assemblyman Fong will be at the shelter to welcome families. All interested residents are encouraged to join him. The Kern County Animal Services is located at 3951 Fruitvale Avenue in Bakersfield.

For updates on the Pet-Adopt-a-thon and to follow all pets that will be going to a new home during the event via social media use #Vince100 or follow @AsmVinceFong on Twitter or @AssmVinceFong on Facebook. Please contact Assemblyman Fong's district office at (661) 395-2995 for more information.

Assemblyman Vince Fong represents the 34th Assembly District, encompassing most of Kern County including the communities of Bakersfield, Bear Valley Springs, China Lake, Frazier Park, Golden Hills, Inyokern, Lebec, Oildale, Ridgecrest, Taft and Tehachapi.