My name is Courtney Clerico, and I am the Executive Director of Foster Tales in the central valley of California. I am a Bakersfield native. This is where I went to school and got married.
Although I love my hometown, I hate what it is doing to dogs. Today, in 2023, here are the rough stats:
300+ dogs at the county shelter and 300+ at the city shelter (both in Bakersfield).
30-60+ dogs taken into county shelter daily.
250+ dogs euthanized every month at the county shelter.