About the Bakersfield SPCA

The vision of the Bakersfield SPCA, a non-profit organization, is that one day no healthy companion animal will be euthanized for lack of a home, lack of space or lack of compassion. Our Adoption Center at 3000 Gibson Street provides temporary housing for more than 400 dogs and cats at a time. The staff and volunteers provide shelter, food, medication, grooming and socialization for displaced pets so that they may be ready to return to the home environment. Since its incorporation in 1950, more than 125,000 animals have been placed in loving safe homes.

The Bakersfield SPCA advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals through shelter, education, prevention of pet overpopulation and adoption.

The services of the Bakersfield SPCA are only possible because of the generous donations of money and time by our many community volunteers.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

President Katy Christenson
Past President Rose Rakow, DVM
Vice-President Lynn Larson
Secretary Susan Greuter
Treasurer Melonie Shugart
Members-at-Large Claudia Burk, Eric Kelley, Denise Segrest
John Szewczyk

Departmental Staff

  • Julie Johnson, Executive Director
    (661) 323-8353, Extension 12
  • Chuck Nordstrom, Public Relations
    (661) 323-8353, Extension 10