The holidays are a time where we open our hearts and wallets to help others in need. For nonprofits, the most important day during this season is Giving Tuesday. The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, Giving Tuesday is a global movement that encourages people to give back to organizations that do good in their own community.
For nearly 90 years, the Humane Society of Ventura County has been providing vital services to help people and animals in need. Many of the services and programs offered at our Shelter are low-cost or free of charge. For example, our Clinic provides low-cost to no-cost spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, and offers emergency medical fund assistance. We have several pet food bank programs that offer free dog and cat food to feed hungry animals throughout Ventura County. Our staff tends to the animals in our care each day in addition to reuniting lost animals with their owners, facilitating adoptions, and promoting Humane Education. Our 4.4-acre property in Ojai becomes an evacuation center during disasters where we house domestic and livestock animals at no cost to owners. We also have the only Humane Officers in Ventura County that investigate cases of animal cruelty and abuse.
This year Giving Tuesday falls on November 30th. However, the spirit of giving is not just limited to a single day. We are asking our animal-loving community to show their support all year long by donating to the HSVC. Please consider donating now to help not only the animals in our care but to help animals throughout Ventura County.
Those interested in supporting our cause can do so in a variety of ways. You can visit our website, donate by mail, or stop by the Shelter, located at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai, to donate in person. We accept donations via our Amazon or Chewy.com Wishlists. Be sure to use Amazon Smile and select the HSVC as your nonprofit beneficiary! No amount is too small to make a difference in the life of an animal in need. Donate today!