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The Humane Society of Ventura County is a compassionate care shelter and non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and adoption of animals in need throughout Ventura County.

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23 Sep 2022

$5 Friday - Help Neglected Animals in Need

By Amy King

You can make a difference, right now! In August, our Humane Officers received a call regarding concern for several animals on a property. Upon arrival, they discovered multiple animals in need of immediate medical care. Our Humane Officers seized three horses, two of which were severely emaciated, and one emaciated sheep from the property. The animals were transported to the shelter and have been under the care of our diligent staff and veterinarian to receive the medical care they desperately need.

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22 Sep 2022

HSVC Welcomes Ventura College RVT Students

By Amy King

The Humane Society of Ventura County welcomed 23 students from Ventura College's RVT program to the shelter this week. The students were treated to a staff-led tour of our facilities, a behind-the-scenes look inside our Spay & Neuter Clinic, and got to learn more about animal behavior in a shelter setting. We had so much fun with them!

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20 Sep 2022

Calling All Animal-Loving Readers!

By Amy King

Looking for a way for your child to practice their reading skills while also making a difference in the lives of animals in need? Look no further! HSVC's Animal Reading Friends (ARF) program is back and looking for young readers to read to our shelter animals. Join us at the shelter, located at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai, every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:30 - 12:30 pm for a morning of reading fun!

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16 Sep 2022

Join Us in Celebrating Responsible Dog Ownership Day!

By Amy King

September 17th is Responsible Dog Ownership Day! This day is celebrated each year as a way to get pet parents to ‘pawse’ and remember the promises they made to their ‘furever’ friends. As a dog owner, you are responsible for the well-being of your furry friend. From grooming to daily walks, the responsibilities required to properly care for a pup are infinite. We always remind our potential adopters that rescuing a shelter dog is a lifelong commitment. In return, you will get many years of puppy love, kisses, and joy from your pets!

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12 Sep 2022

Meaty Finds His Furever Home

By Amy King

We are so excited to share that Meaty, now Franky, has been adopted by Rachel! Judging by Franky's smile, we'd say he's pretty excited too! Two-year-old Franky was bought to the shelter by our Humane Officers as part of a humane investigation. Despite the situation he came from, Franky was immediately friendly with everyone and quickly became a staff favorite. We have no doubt he will continue to bring joy to new mom Rachel's life in his forever home! Congrats and happy tails, Franky! 

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12 Sep 2022

Help Us Feed Animals in Need!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

Did you know the Humane Society of Ventura County has programs that offer free pet food to those in need? We want to help keep animals out of the shelter and in their homes! You can help us accomplish our mission by donating to our free pet food programs and spreading the word to anyone in need of these services. 

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06 Sep 2022

Help Needed! Support our Shelter Horses

By Amy King

Help needed! The HSVC recently acquired several emaciated horses as part of an abuse and neglect case. Our dedicated staff is providing continuous care for these animals as they regain their health, including using between 10 and 15 bags of shavings per week to keep their corrals clean. As a result, we are running low on shavings. We’re looking for horse-loving supporters to purchase bags of shavings from any local feed store and donate them to our shelter. Help us care for these animals in need!

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06 Sep 2022

Excessive Heat Warning!

By Amy King

As the summer heat wave continues, NWS Oxnard has issued yet another excessive heat warning for most of Southern California. This warning will be in effect until 8:00 pm Thursday, September 8th. Pet owners! Please keep your pets safe and indoors during this time, as they are equally at risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses. Check out these tips and precautions to help prevent your pet from overheating this summer.