H.A.L.T. Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in Bakersfield California. We are an animal rescue whose large ambitions include rescuing homeless dogs and cats, providing them with medical attention and most importantly, finding them the loving homes they deserve. We saw the need to step forward and create a way to help the nearly 20,000 dogs and cats that are euthanized annually in Kern County.
Our organization is supported by friends and volunteers that share this vision. We believe strongly that animals deserve our love, compassion and respect. We strive to serve the animals in the county shelters that do not have the option of being adopted. All of our rescue animals are spayed or neutered, up to date on shots and micro-chipped before leaving our kennels.
It takes a village to build a rescue. We are a non-profit funded by adoption fees, donations, and grants. Your generosity is always appreciated. Our needs are simple but sometimes great. Check out our donation page to see a "wish list" and get more information. Many thanks to all who have donated in the past, present and future. We could not do this without your support.
Shelters and rescues are often filled with loving animals whose owners could not keep them for one reason or another. Rescued animals are wonderful companions who became the victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances or irresponsible owners. Consider helping one of our dogs find their forever home with you!
Being a volunteer is rewarding for you and the dogs you share the experience with! Some ways to help are: walking dogs, assiting at adoption events, transporting dogs, and washing laundry. You can also volunteer your skills! If you have a special talent such as painting, photography, graphic design, dog training, or event organizing consider contacting HALT to see how you can help.