Humane Society Needs Funds to Care for Emaciated Ranch Animals


The Humane Society of Ventura County is asking for the public’s help in order to care for and feed 10 neglected animals recently rescued from a ranch in Moorpark. On December 9th, Humane Society Officers brought into protective custody two Brahma bulls, two Heifers and six horses. Most of the animals are considered emaciated and are being housed at HSVC’s shelter in Ojai.

There are already five horses from three different cases now pending charges in Ventura County Superior Court at the facility. 

HSVC Shelter Director Jolene Hoffman said "it can take several months of ongoing care to get the animals back to full weight”. The shelter will be feeding them over six bales of feed per day plus supplements. The Humane Society also is in need of funds to cover the extreme cost of medical for all the animals and farrier care for the horses.

“These are tough times for people but there is no excuse for the neglect that these animals have suffered” Hoffman said.

Pictures of the emaciated animals can be found on HSVC’s website and updates will be posted regularly on their Facebook page.

Donations may be brought to the Humane Society shelter at 402 Bryant Street in Ojai or sent to P.O. Box 297, Ojai, Calif. 93024. You can also donate online at  For more information, please call (805) 656-5031.

The Humane Society of Ventura County is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1932. It does not receive federal, state or local tax dollars to operate and relies solely on private donations. 

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