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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Latest News
08 Dec 2023

Thank You St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School!

By Angie Sagliani

   The Humane Society of Ventura County fondly looks back at all the help we received from our loving neighbors this year. We want to share a heartfelt thank you to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Thousand Oaks! The 2nd grade class shares their light with us every year by completing a service-learning project with HSVC.  

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07 Dec 2023

Oh What Fun at Santa Paws!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   We had so much fun at Santa Paws! The beloved HSVC holiday fundraiser returned this past Sunday after a four-year hiatus. We were thrilled to welcome our community members and their furry friends back to the shelter to have their photo taken with Santa. Thank you to all who stopped by to support the HSVC and help us make the holidays special for animals in need! 

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06 Dec 2023

Help Us Find Pino a Home!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   Pino is a sweet Queen mama cat who arrived at the shelter in a box this summer with her five kittens after being abandoned in a parking lot. They were rescued by a loving family and were immediately placed in a foster home for several months. Pino proved to be an attentive, vigilant, loving mama to her baby cats- all who’ve since been adopted into their furever homes. Now it’s Pino’s turn to meet her pawsome people and live in a safe, loving home!

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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...