Welcome to The Humane Society of Ventura County!

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Nestled in the rolling hills of the picturesque Ojai Valley lies a 4.4 acre hidden treasure for wayward animals. Founded in 1932, the Humane Society of Ventura County, has been servicing not just the animals of the Ojai area, but all of Ventura County.

 Whether it is through donations, adoptions, or the multitude of people who volunteer their time, the shelter exists solely by the generosity and kindness of its supporters.

Traditionally, an animal shelter is thought of as solely a place for animals to seek refuge until a permanent home can be found. While here at the Humane Society of Ventura County we provide this safe refuge, we also strive to remedy the greater problem of animal overpopulation, abuse and neglect. 

Since May of 1982, the Humane Society of Ventura County has called its nearly 4.2 acres outside of downtown Ojai home. Originally organized by a group of dedicated animal lovers, the shelter and adoption center has continued to develop alongside the needs of its growing community. 

Over the last 85 years, the shelter has helped tens of thousands of animals through the many services and programs available to the public. While most are familiar with their shelter and adoption center, little is known of the low cost spay and neuter clinic, Humane Officers who investigate cases of neglect and abuse throughout the county, and the Humane Education programs that focus on responsible pet ownership. These services are made possible by the support of the very community it serves. Whether it is through donations, adoptions, or the multitude of people who volunteer their time, the shelter exists solely by the generosity and kindness of its supporters.

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  • Latest News

    Sylvia at the Rubicon Theatre

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    The Humane Society of Ventura County will be at the opening night of Sylvia at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura this Saturday night. Humane Educator, Dawn Riley, will be representing the Humane Society of Ventura...

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    Identifying Stray & Feral Cats

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    Spring is here and we all know what that means……KITTIES! There are many homeless cats on the prowl and we are often asked how to tell the difference between “feral” cats and “stray” cats in...

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    Pet of the Week - Sam

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    Sweet Sam was rescued by our Humane Officers on March 12th and has been thriving at the shelter ever since. This 2 year old male, Maltese mix, is going to need a loving family with...

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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai

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PET OF THE MONTH

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Sequoia was brought to the Humane Society of Ventura County on April 30, 2016 as a stray after being found wandering a nearby highway. She waited at the shelter for her previous owner to claim... Read more →

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