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

    Humane Society Accepting Evacuees of Incoming Storm


    The Humane Society of Ventura County has already received its first animal evacuees in anticipation of the upcoming storm. Earlier today Shelter Director Jolene Hoffman, along with Senior Humane Officer Tracy Vail, and Equine Specialist...

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    Humane Society of Ventura County Open to Storm Evacuees


    Starting Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the Humane Society of Ventura County will start accepting animals from families under evacuation orders with the pending winter storm. 

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    Staff Pick - Madeline


    The honor of Staff Pick this week goes to Madeline, a 19 year old quarter horse. Christina Malleck, our HSVC Veterinary Assistant who pulls double duty as an Equine Specialist, has worked with Madeline since...

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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai