After over a year, we are excited to announce the Humane Society of Ventura County was finally able to work with our rescue partners once again this week, thanks to our friends at Kern County Animal Services!
Like many animal welfare organizations, the HSVC was forced to close its doors in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff adapted a new normal of wearing facemasks, social distancing, and performing all services by appointment only. While we never stopped intaking local animals, working with our out-of-county rescue partners was halted to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and the public.
“It’s been a tough year for shelters all around. We are happy and thankful to finally be working with rescue partners on our lifesaving efforts again,” said Shelter Director Jolene Hoffman.
Each animal transferred to our shelter through rescue partners must be examined by our Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Christina Sisk, before becoming available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting any of our new residents, please visit our website and click the orange “Let’s Get Started” button to fill out an adoption appointment request. Once submitted, our adoption counselors will contact you with the next steps in the adoption process.
The HSVC is still closed for public walkthroughs to visit the animals and access to all buildings. We will continue to perform services, including adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping, vaccinations, and more, by appointment only. If you require any of these services, please visit our website for more information or call the shelter at 805-646-6505 to make an appointment.
Lastly, we ask anyone coming to the shelter to abide by public safety protocols. Visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain social distance when on our property. Guests will be turned away if they do not follow safety protocols. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.