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.

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 Feb 2024

Save the Date! Summer Camp 2024

By Angie Sagliani

Save the date! This year Humane Education Youth (HEY) Summer Camp will be at the shelter from June 18th - June 28th. There will be two different opportunities for campers 7-years-old and up. See below for some information about this year’s summer camp programming. I hope to see you this June!

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21 Feb 2024

Local Artist Renn Bird Captures Essence of Flicka

By Humane Society of Ventura County

The HSVC would like to give a heartfelt shoutout to local artist Renn Bird for painting this gorgeous portrait of our beloved shelter resident, Flicka! Renn was inspired by the German Shepherd's story and created this one-of-a-kind painting to capture her lovable personality.  We are thrilled to display it at the shelter! Thank you, Renn Bird! Five-year-old Flicka has been at the shelter for over 550 days. She arrived in August of 2022 as part of an abuse and neglect case. Several of the other animals involved in her case have since been adopted, but our girl Flicka is still patiently waiting! Renn Bird heard about Flicka's journey to find her forever home and wanted to lend his skills to help Flicka's cause. The shelter itself is also near and dear to Renn, as he attended summer camp at HSVC when he first moved to Ojai as a child.

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17 Feb 2024

Donate Your Old Vehicle to Benefit Animals in Need!

By Amy King

Did you know you could donate your old clunker cars to benefit animals in need? It's true! Vehicle donations to the Humane Society of Ventura County have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of our programs. Donating is easy, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Here's how it works: Contact: Reach out to our vehicle donation partner, Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), at 855-500-7433 or fill out the online car donation form and designate the Humane Society of Ventura County as your selected charity. The CARS Vehicle Donation Support team is available seven days a week to support you every step of the way. Schedule your free pick-up: CARS arranges to have a licensed tow company pick up your vehicle at a time convenient for you. The vehicle will be taken to one of our many sale locations where it will be sold—all at no cost to you. HSVC receives the funds: Our shelter will receive a cash donation in the amount of your vehicle's worth and you could qualify for a tax deduction! Vehicle donations are tax-deductible, and CARS works to get the highest return per vehicle for us and for your tax benefit. In most cases, when the driver arrives for your tax-deductible gift, you’ll be provided with the donation receipt. CARS will mail a thank-you letter within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle, which also serves as a donation tax receipt. We accept all types of vehicles that meet the following basic requirements: The vehicle has a clear title. The vehicle is in one piece. The vehicle is accessible for safe towing. The vehicle does not need to be running.

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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...