THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF VENTURA COUNTY IS OPEN AND ACCEPTING ANIMALS FOR THOSE EVACUATING FROM THE HILL AND WOOLSEY FIRE.
402 Bryant Street. Ojai, California.
The Humane Society of Ventura County is still accepting animals who have been evacuated and are in need of sanctuary for dogs, cats, horses or other domesticated animals. Fire officials have issued mandatory evacuations for thousands of homes in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties due to The Hill and Woolsley Incidents.
Our equestrian team is equipped to offer assistance for those in need to evacuate horses. “We were up most of the night answering phone calls and evacuating horses in the path of these fires,” said Jolene Hoffman, Shelter Director for the HSVC. “Our primary concerns are for the safety and welfare of your pets so please do not hesitate to take them to animal rescue centers,” Hoffman continued. “We have increased our capacity in preparation for this year’s fire season and fully staffed to handle the care of all animals brought to our Shelter in Ojai,” said Greg Cooper, Director of Community Outreach for the HSVC. Call our front desk for more information at (805)646-6505.
For more information, call the HSVC’s front desk, at 805-646-6505. For the most up-to-date information, follow the HSVC on Facebook or Instagram or visit its website, at hsvc.org. The shelter is located in Ojai, at 402 Bryant Street.
Nestled in the rolling hills of the picturesque Ojai Valley lies a 4.4-acre hidden treasure for wayward animals. Founded in 1932, we here at the Humane Society of Ventura County have been servicing not just the animals of the Ojai Valley, but all of the animals in Ventura County. Traditionally, an animal shelter is thought of as solely a place for animals to seek refuge until a permanent home can be found.
While here at the Humane Society of Ventura County we provide this safe refuge, we also strive to remedy the greater problem of animal overpopulation, abuse, and neglect. We are dedicated to promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of all animals in Ventura County through education and community outreach.
All of our programs, services, and outreach are funded one hundred percent by donations, memorials and sponsorships. We are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States nor do we receive funding from the city, state or federal government. With the help of many volunteers and continued financial support through donations, memorials, and sponsorships we will continue to provide for all animals within our county.
From HWY 126 (Santa Paula), take 10th Street to Ojai Road/Hwy 150. Go through Upper Ojai and down the Dennison Grade into the Ojai Valley. Stay on Hwy 150/Ojai Avenue and go past Soule County Park and Soule Park Golf Course. Turn left on Bryant Street. The Shelter is on the left at 402 Bryant Street.
From Ventura, take Hwy 101 North to Hwy 33 North. Go through Casitas Springs and Oak View. Stay to the right to go through downtown Ojai. Turn right on Bryant Street. The Shelter is on the left at 402 Bryant Street.
FOR UP TO DATE ROAD CONDITIONS AND CLOSURES: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=us101
If you are evacuating and bringing your animals to the shelter, please call 805-646-6505 to let us know. Thank you.