Lost and Found Pets














One of the most rewarding services provided by the Humane Society of Ventura County is the successful reunion of lost pets with their owners. Our staff reunites hundreds of lost animals with their owners each year.





January 1st, 2021, Senate Bill No. 573 takes effect. Under this new law, public animal shelters and animal control agencies, including the Humane Society of Ventura County, will be prohibited from releasing a dog or cat to an owner seeking to reclaim or adopt the animal unless it is or will be microchipped.

The microchip must have the current information of the new or present owner acquiring the animal. If the agency, shelter, or group does not have microchipping capabilities on-site, the agency, shelter or group must make a good faith effort to locate free or discounted microchipping services and provide that information to the owner. The owner must agree to have the dog or cat microchipped within 30 days of reclaiming or adopting the animal.

Proof of the procedure must be provided to the agency, shelter, or group from which the animal came from. Animals that are medically unfit to be microchipped are exempt. Owners who sign a form stating the cost of microchipping their dog or cat would impose an economic hardship are also exempt.

For more information on this bill, please visit the California Legislative Information's website.

Implantation of microchips, entry into our database, and registration with the BeKind PetFind registry is $15.

We strongly recommend that you register your microchip with Infopet so that no matter where your pet ends up someone will be able to contact you. Our database will only help you if your pet ends up back at our shelter. Lifetime registration for pets is included. The HSVC performs microchipping services by appointment. If you are in need of this service, please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 to make an appointment. 


Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai