Awesome work done by Friends of K.C. Animal Shelters Foundation. They do not rescues animals but their work also saves lives. They donate equipment, supplies and funds to animal shelters in Kern County. Yes, the County of Kern does fund local shelters but the money our shelters receive doesn't always meet their needs. Friends Foundation has provided money to purchase vaccines and chip readers for local shelters; items that most people think the shelters could purchase on their own. Friends Foundation endeavors to help shelter staff and therefore the animals in the shelter so that all avenues are open to find forever homes for shelter animals.