(661) 831-6000 critterswolitters@gmail.com

  • About  Us

Our clinic opened October 1, 2012, with one goal in mind – to reduce the number of healthy, adoptable animals being euthanized in our shelters due to overpopulation. By offering accessible, affordable spay/neuter services, Critters Without Litters seeks to remove a huge barrier cited by many as the primary reason for not getting their pets fixed – the cost.

As a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, Critters Without Litters is able to offer reduced-fee services by applying for grant funding; receiving donations from individuals, businesses and local organizations; and accepting vouchers from several animal welfare groups. We strive to make getting your pet fixed as reasonable on your budget as possible.

Our clinic features top-quality surgical equipment and a highly-trained staff to ensure that your pet is cared for the way we would want someone to care for our own pets.

We welcome the opportunity to serve you and your pets.

  • In The News

March 15, 2016 – The Bakersfield Californian

There is spay/neuter money to use, so use it – view article

August 29, 2015 – The Bakersfield Californian

Spay/Neuter Making a Dent – view article

January 30,2015 – The Bakersfield Californian

Critters Without Litters Two Years On – view article

September 30, 2014 – The Bakersfield Californian

Stupendous achievements in spay-neuter program – view article


September 7, 2013 – The Bakersfield Californian

Local spay-neuter nonprofit a model to follow. – view article

May 29, 2013 – The Bakersfield Californian

Critters Without Litters altering thousands of animals – view article

January 29, 2013 – The Bakersfield Californian

10,000 cats, kittens could die. Or we could do this. – view article

October 16, 2012 – The Bakersfield Californian

Kern’s new spot for spaying and neutering – view article

Our Mission

Critters Without Litters is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that provides high-volume, high-quality, subsidized companion animal sterilization. We seek to end the preventable euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in Kern County through strong alliances with the community, local businesses and nonprofit organizations to increase the number of cats and dogs that are spayed and neutered, while promoting animal health and safety within our community.

Spay/neuter is a crucial component to solving the complex problem of pet overpopulation in Kern County. In 2013, over 16,000 cats and dogs were killed in Kern County shelters. We believe directly addressing the issue through high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter services will result in a steep reduction in the number of companion animals entering our shelters. Fewer pets in our shelter system will allow more time and resources towards promoting positive outcomes for each animal in their care.

Our philosophy is rooted in forming alliances with national and local nonprofits, local businesses and the community as a whole. Through collaboration, we seek to create a community where every pet has a home to call their own.