What We Do

The Humane Society of Ventura County is a compassionate care shelter and non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and adoption of animals in need throughout Ventura County.

Our mission statement is, “The Humane Society of Ventura County, through shelter, adoptions, programs, and services, boldly ensures the welfare of animals in Ventura County.

Protecting Animals in Need

The Humane Society of Ventura County is dedicated to the protection of animals. While education is one of the primary tools our Humane Officers use to accomplish this goal, we will not hesitate to seek the prosecution of those found abusing or neglecting animals. Please use the form below to report ongoing neglect and abuse. 

Report Neglect and Abuse


HSVC Cares!

The Humane Society of Ventura County’s HSVC Cares program increases outreach efforts by supplying free pet food, offering low to no-cost pet vaccinations, and providing low to no-cost spay and neuter surgery to communities in need. 

Free Pet Food

At the Humane Society of Ventura County, we want to help keep animals out of shelters and in thei...


Latest News

Latest News
18 Jun 2024

HSVC Goes to UC Davis for CVET Horse Training

By Humane Society of Ventura County

In May, Equine Manager Christina Malleck and Humane Investigations Director Kendra King were selected from a pool of individuals to participate in UC Davis CVET’s first Train-the-Trainer Equine Handling Workshop. CVET, or California Veterinary Emergency Team, is administered by UC Davis One Health Institute within the School of Veterinary Medicine. They offer training and support to agencies, individuals, and organizations to aid animals during emergencies. CVET developed the Train-the-Trainer Equine Handling Workshop after an overwhelming interest in the program from across the state.

Latest News
17 Jun 2024

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Cool this Summer

By Humane Society of Ventura County

A heat advisory has been issued for most of SoCal, with temperatures in the valleys and lower mountains that could reach triple-digit temperatures. Temperatures will continue to soar throughout the summer, so please keep yourselves and your furry friends cool! Dogs do not sweat like humans do. Instead, they release heat through their tongues, noses, and footpads. Animals kept in a car, yard, or dog run without protection from the heat and without enough water are more likely to suffer from heat stroke than humans.  Thursday, June 20th, is the first day of summer, and as the weather is starting to get warmer, it's important to know the risk heat poses to our furry friends. Excessive time in hot weather can spell danger for your animals. Check out these tips from our friends at the ASPCA and The Humane Society of the United States to prevent your pet from overheating this season.

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10 Jun 2024

Tunes, Tours, and Treats: HSVC Celebrates Birthdays of Shelter Animals

By Humane Society of Ventura County

     Our shelter animals sure know how to throw a paw-ty! With shelter tours, sweet treats, and more, it was an afternoon of fun for all! We want to give a special shoutout to our friends at 100.7KHAY for keeping the paw-ty going with music and free ticket giveaways. Thank you to all who visited the HSVC this weekend to help us celebrate the official birthday of our animal residents!

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Make a Puppy Smile - Donate Today!

Since 1932, tens of thousands of animals have come to rely on the Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVC) as a safe haven. We are thankful for our community partners, volunteers, and donors who offer their time and resources to help us continue making a difference in the lives of animals in need. Join us in our mission by making a donation today. Through your actions and support, the HSVC will continue promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care, and protection of all animals. 

Other Ways to Give

Support our Free Pet Food Programs!

As a private nonprofit, we do not receive any government funding and we are not affiliated with any national animal welfare organizations. Consider helping us keep pets in their homes and out of th...

Our Wishlists

We appreciate your donations any time of year! As a private nonprofit, we rely entirely on the generosity of our community to continue providing our services to shelter animals in need. Purchasing ...

Become an Animal Angel!

Calling all animal lovers, we invite YOU to join Animal Angels! Animal Angels is a passionate and dedicated group of monthly givers on a mission to help the animals at HSVC. From rescuing animals f...