National Pet Day in Bakersfield

Locals are encouraging you to adopt, not shop, when looking for a furry friend

Bakersfield, Calif. - Some local dog lovers are using this day to encourage people to adopt, not shop, when looking for a new furry friend.

You may remember Jamie Hogie, a Bakersfield native and serious dog-lover.  We first introduced you to her two months ago. 

Then, she was helping Sarge, a local stray, find a forever-home with an army veteran all the way in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Just six weeks ago, Jamie rescued another little pup - 4-month old Tika - from a garbage bag outside of a convenience store. At the time, the puppy weighed less than a pound. 

Jamie now has eight rescues of her own, and says she's helped at least 100 dogs over the last two years. 

Through a unique and very passionate group on Facebook, Animal Rescue Networking Group, Jamie and others like herself help change a new dog's life virtually every day. The group has more than ten thousand members.

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