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
21 May 2024

HSVC Pet Therapy Program Spreads Joy at Neuro Restorative Center

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   HSVC's revamped Paws for People Pet Therapy Program has officially launched! Our first certified pet therapy pair, Bruce and his handsome Golden Retriever Mellow, visited patients at Neuro Restorative in Oxnard last week and were a huge hit! HSVC staff Arlene MacSween and Judy Robertson accompanied the duo to help spread joy. This will be the first of many visits to local care facilities for Bruce and Mellow, and we are so excited to have them on board!

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20 May 2024

Lizzie is Looking for her Happily Ever After!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   Lizzie is still looking for her forever family! This independent two-year-old has been at the shelter for 252 days after being brought in through one of our rescue partners. This playful girl enjoys the occasional pet but isn't afraid to set boundaries and let you know when she's had enough. She would prefer to be the center of attention as the only animal in the household. Our chunky girl has a weakness for snacks and will be your best friend if you give her a treat. Her favorite pastime is spending time indoors while looking out the window or sunbathing in her catio. Lizzie is also very playful! While she loves her toy wand the most, she enjoys playing with her toy mice too. Help us find her the purrfect home!

Latest News
20 May 2024

Celebrate National Rescue Dog Day!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

    Monday, May 20th, is National Rescue Dog Day! This day is celebrated in the animal welfare world to share all the benefits of adopting a rescue pup. According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter animal shelters each year. That's a lot of furry friends in need of families! Each one is as deserving of a loving home as the next, and we're here to advocate for them. 

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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...