The number one way for you to support our rescue efforts is to make a monetary donation. Please donate on our website at Over the coming months the cost will be phenomenal and we will need financial donations to pay for the care of animals displaced by the Thomas Fire.

The shelter is open 24/7 to those in need. If you would like to visit the shelter we welcome you to do so between the hours of 10-5. No visitors will be allowed on the property outside of this time.


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 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 doorsare 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.

If you wish to volunteer please contact our volunteer coordinator at to schedule a time and date to come in and help. We are not able to accommodate walk ins at this time. If you have volunteered with us previously, please contact our volunteer coordinator before arriving.

The shelter is open 24/7 to those in need. If you would like to visit the shelter we welcome you to do so between the hours of 10-5. No visitors will be allowed on the property outside of this time.

angela.jpgWe are not able to offer our adoption and spay and neuter clinic services at this time. We are focusing all of our efforts and resources into protecting the animals that have been left in our care for safekeeping during theThomas Fire. We will let everyone know when we are once again able to offer these services.

We are at capacity for taking in supplies today. We have run out of storage room for the items coming in and need a couple days to get organized and reassess our needs. If you have supplies for the shelter we are humbly requesting our 


supporters to hold on to them for a few days until we can make room. If you have any personal care items or food for human consumption we recommend taking them to Help Of Ojai on their West Campus at 370 Baldwin Road in Ojai. they are doing absolutely amazing work taking care of families affected by the fire.

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!

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!



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402 Bryant Street in Ojai

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