A Bakersfield cat sanctuary is closer to opening to the public after years of planning. Cat People board member Courtney Clerico says the work to keep homeless and abandoned cats out of the shelters has been going on for 27 years, and they finally found a large property to meet their needs. The converted ranch home off Rosedale Hwy. and Fairhaven Drive is being brought up to code, but there’s a weekly food pantry for those who can’t afford to feed their cats. Here’s a link to the Cat People Facebook page.