The Humane Society of Ventura County is NOT affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States or any national animal welfare organizations, nor do we receive any funding from the city, county or state. We are a private nonprofit that serves the people and animals of Ventura County. ONE HUNDRED percent of your donations stay right here to benefit directly the animals in our community. Thank you for your support!

UPDATED: Monday, 12/11, 11:12 AM

Morning update: Dear friends, skies are still a bit smokey this morning but definitely beginning to clear. The animals are all fed and volunteers are busy mucking stalls. We had our first chicken lay an egg this morning, and we are taking this as a sign that things are on the mend.

If you have your animals in our care and would like to pick them up please make sure to check-in at the front desk. However, there is absolutely no hurry to do so, your animals are safe and being well cared for and we are more than willing to hold onto them until families are settled back in.

We are accepting volunteers for today but please make sure to contact our Volunteer Coordinator to schedule a time and task before making your way to the shelter via email at

We are still taking in animals at the shelter. If you live in the neighboring counties and are being evacuated or even just need a safe place to keep your animals during this difficult time our doors are open.If you require our assistance with housing your animals and are coming from the surrounding area please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 to let us know how we can help.

At this time, the number one way for you to support our rescue efforts is to make a monetary donation. You can donate on our website at, no amount is too small to make a difference!

For all other inquiries or if you have a service you would like to offer please send all your information via email to We are extremely short staffed in our offices and are not able to respond to everyone's questions via social media at this time. We will continue to do our best to answer your inquiries as they arise.

The Humane Society of Ventura County is located at 402 Bryant Street in Ojai. Thank you!



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 4.4 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, less 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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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai

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