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Mar 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Pet-owners are invited to a special spay/neuter clinic in the Kern River Valley. The event is targeted especially toward large- and medium-sized dogs, and it's sponsored by the Basic Needs Foundation.

Founder Ha Adolfo says bigger pets...
Aug 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM
Low-income pet owners in the Kern River Valley have a chance to get their animals spayed or neutered on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Aug 17, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Low-income pet owners have a chance to get their animals spayed or neutered on Saturday, Aug. 25. The Fix Your Pets clinic will be open to residents of Lake Isabella, Wofford Heights, Weldon, Onyx, Bodfish, Mt. Mesa and Kernville.

"Our...
Jul 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Pet owners have a special opportunity to get their animals spayed or neutered. The Basic Needs Foundation is bringing their mobile clinic back to the Kern River Valley.
It'll be Saturday, Aug. 25 and run from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the...
Jan 11, 2012 at 6:17 PM
A husband and wife were sentenced Wednesday for cutting off their dog's leg.
Oct 26, 2011 at 4:13 PM
Our series of reports, started nearly five years ago, revealed hundreds of complaints from veterans using health care at the Bakersfield clinic for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Oct 26, 2011 at 3:15 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A couple entered no contest pleas Wednesday for cutting off their dog's leg.

Alberto Castenada, 51, and Maria Banuelos, 59, tried an at-home amputation after the dog was hit by a car or injured in some...
Oct 26, 2011 at 3:00 PM
A couple entered no contest pleas Wednesday for cutting off their dog's leg. Alberto Castaneda, 51, and Maria Banuelos, 59, tried an at-home amputation after the dog was hit by a car or injured in some other way.
Sep 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM
Bigger dogs mean bigger problems for pet over-population.  That's why a special spay and neuter clinic is planned for later this month.  The Basic Needs Foundation will provide services for pet-owners who need financial assistance. The clinic will...
Sep 7, 2011 at 3:59 PM
Onyx is making a remarkable recovery. The 1-year-old male black lab mix was found last week at a home on the 3000 block of Weedpatch Highway. His owners allegedly cut off one of his back legs.
Sep 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM
His name is now Onyx, because he's just as strong as his namesake gemstone, Kern County Animal Control officials said Friday. Onyx, a 1-year-old male black lab mix, was found Wednesday night at a home on the 3000 block of Weedpatch Highway. His...
Sep 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM
Onyx, a 1-year-old male black lab mix, was found Wednesday night at a home in the 3000 block of Weedpatch Highway. His owners allegedly cut off one of his back legs.
Dec 21, 2010 at 1:12 PM
Days of relentless rain have pounded the Kern River Valley, leaving the area soaked and mostly isolated by Tuesday morning. The storm pushed in Friday, and rain didn't let up until Monday night. By Tuesday morning, Caltrans was reporting that...
Sep 17, 2010 at 2:18 PM
Kern County's unemployment rate, which wasn't seasonally adjusted, was 15.3 percent. Arvin, Delano, McFarland, Mettler and Onyx each had unemployment rates above 30 percent.
Aug 26, 2010 at 2:08 PM
A second day of intense thunderstorms have developed over a portion of the Kern County mountains, prompting a flash flood warning.