501c3 Nonprofit Tax ID: 95-2272598

Nestled in the rolling hills of the picturesque Ojai Valley lies a 4.4 acre hidden treasure for wayward animals. Founded in 1932, we here at the Humane Society of Ventura County have been servicing not just the animals of the Ojai Valley, but all of the animals in Ventura County. 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. We are dedicated to promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of all animals in the Ventura County through education and community outreach.

All of our programs, services and outreach are funded one hundred percent by donations, memorials and sponsorships. We are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States nor do we receive funding from the city, state or federal government. With the help of many volunteers and continued financial support through donations, memorials and sponsorships we will continue to provide for all animals within our county.


  • Latest News

    Thank You Ojai Valley Woman's Club


    A big thanks to the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club who donated $500 to the Humane Society of Ventura County at a recent board meeting. Pat Essick, President, presented checks to the HSVC and four other...

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    Handsome Jack's Medical Fund


    Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for Handsome Jack! This past Friday The Humane Society of Ventura County  kicked off a campaign to raise $6500 to cover Jack's medical expenses and since...

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    Open Board Meeting: 04/18


    This spring’s Open Board Meeting will be held tomorrow, April 18th at 6pm. The biannual meeting will take place at The Humane Society of Ventura County in front of the Harry Valentine Visitor Center.

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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai