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...


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22 Jul 2024

Honey's Eight Pups Find Their Forever Homes!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   Mama Honey was brought to Santa Barbara Animal Services (SBAS) after being found as a stray in Santa Maria in mid-May. She was very pregnant at the time and gave birth to eight adorable pups shortly after arriving. Like many shelters, SBAS was at full capacity at the time of Honey's arrival. They put out a plea to their community in hopes of finding a foster for Honey and her litter of fur babies. Ann, a local animal lover, learned about Honey and her pups through the Nextdoor app. She reached out to the HSVC to see if we could take them under our care and volunteered to foster the bunch until they were ready to find their forever homes. The pups were just a few days old at the time, but Ann was up for the challenge!

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22 Jul 2024

HSVC Celebrates Dog Day of Summer at Libbey Park

By Humane Society of Ventura County

    We had so much fun celebrating the Dog Day of Summer over the weekend! Animal lovers braved the heat at Libbey Park to enjoy live entertainment, vendors, and playtime with our adoptable pups. Thank you to our friends at the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Voice Studio LA for helping us host such a fun event!

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17 Jul 2024

Local Cat Club has Purrfect Day at HSVC

By Humane Society of Ventura County

The Humane Society of Ventura County was delighted to have a visit from a Ventura-based Cat Club this week. On Tuesday, nearly a dozen students and their parents had an immersive cat experience at the shelter. The group had the opportunity to interact directly with our adoptable adult cats and kittens and learn more about cat behavior, care, and more. Our Animal Care Staff were on hand to help educate the next generation of animal lovers about what we do here at HSVC.If your group would like to learn about the HSVC, please contact Steve McCurry, Director of Community Engagement, at SteveM@hsvc or 805-910-6240. We love to have you!

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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...