Thank you for voting for the Humane society of Ventura County as best non-profit in Ventura County! Ventura County is filled with wonderful non-profits and charities doing life changing work. We encourage anyone interested in choosing to support the Humane Society of Ventura County to stop by for a visit! You will meet our happy staff and volunteers who love being here. It is a cheerful, positive, hopeful place and we welcome all of you to be part of the family! We are very proud of our high adoption rate, the staff and volunteers work very hard to find a loving home for each and every animal. Our dream is that someday there will be a responsible and happy home for every one of the very deserving animals in our community.
Besides our adoption center there are many wonderful programs and services offered to the public. Our Spay and Neuter Clinic was started in 1986 and has since been responsible for altering approximately 15-20 dogs, cats and other animals per day. Humane Education has always been one of our top priorities. We have visited thousands of school classrooms, children and youth organizations, service clubs and various functions promoting the protection of and kindness to all living beings and our environment. Children are never too young to learn respect for all life. Our badged and trained Humane Officers have been responsible for alleviating the suffering of many animals throughout the county. Over 500 reports of neglect and abuse are filed every year. Some of these cases are prosecuted in court, but many are handled by educating and monitoring the pet’s families. The Humane Society alongside other emergency agencies are always involved in rescuing animals during fires, floods and other disasters. The Shelter is a busy place. We never know what it’s going to be like from day to day!
We value our loyal volunteers – BIG TIME! Since the day the Humane Society was organized, volunteers have been a huge part of what we do. These dedicated folks socialize the Shelter animals, do fundraising, help at various events throughout the county, make necessary repairs at the Shelter, help with landscaping, serve on the Board of Directors and do many more valued jobs. Our Pet Therapy program has been run by volunteers for 25 years. What joy these pets bring those who are confined to assisted living facilities and hospitals.
All of these services are made possible by our supporters. We receive no direct financial assistance from city, county, state agencies or National Animal Welfare Organizations such as The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA. Fundraising events, grants, bequests, investments, supporters and your very important donations are our only sources of income. When animals need a safe haven, we are here for them. We truly appreciate your love, concern and support for our Shelter animals and the community outreach services the Humane Society provides.
Thank you to the Ventura County Reporter for recognizing all that the Humane Society of Ventura does for our community. We encourage everyone to cast their vote today! Voting ends July 23rd.
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