Animal Cruelty Case Ends in Guilty Pleas - Ventura County, CA

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A neglected mare and her foal arrive at the Humane Society of Ventura County.

On Friday, January 18th, the Humane Society of Ventura County had a huge victory in the courts when two local men were found guilty of animal cruelty.  The first defendant, Felipe De Jesus Flores Avila pleaded guilty to Penal Code 597 - Cruelty to an Animal, for his mistreatment of a senior miniature horse, Zoey, and received 45 days in jail, fined, and cannot own or possess an animal for five years and must also pay restitution fees to the Humane Society of Ventura County to cover the cost of the horses care.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The Humane Society of Ventura County would like to thank the 25 volunteers who showed up to clean the shelter yesterday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Thank You Topa Topa Elementary!

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Thank you to Topa Topa Elementary School Leadership for stopping by the Humane Society of Ventura County today with a generous donation! The group consisting of 5th and 6th-grade students chose the HSVC as the beneficiary of their year-long efforts in helping out a community organization. Since the start of the school year, the students worked to raise money to purchase needed supplies for the Shelter including paper towels, laundry detergent, pet food, brooms and cleaning supplies. “It’s so encouraging to see students at elementary schools working to make a difference with local community organizations,” said Greg Cooper, Director of Community Outreach for the HSVC. “We are incredibly grateful for their donation,” continued Cooper.


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We Are Here to Help

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The Humane Society of Ventura County is open and prepared to take in evacuation animals as a result of the heavy rains and flooding throughout the region. 

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Evacuation Update 01/16

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Good morning friends! We hope that everyone out there stayed safe during the recent heavy rains. All of the animals in our care are doing well and staff and volunteers were here bright early to get everyone fed. More heavy rain is expected throughout Ventura County and we will continue to take in animals affected by the weather for safekeeping for as long as our services are needed.

As always, the services we offer during emergencies are at absolutely no charge to the families and animals that need our help. If for any reason you feel that you or your animals may be unsafe during the rains, please give us a call at 805-646-6505. We are here to help.

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The Shelter is Open to Evacuees

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Due to the heavy rains and flooding, there have been mandatory evacuations ordered throughout parts of the Ojai Valley and Ventura County. The Humane Society of Ventura County is open to evacuees and their animals. Please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 if you need assistance. The Humane Society of Ventura County is located at 402 Bryant Street in Ojai.


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Zoey Gets a Check Up!

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This morning equine veterinarian Dr. Joan Winter DVM and her husband Richard came out to the Humane Society of Ventura County to check on Zoey's progress and to give her teeth a good cleaning. Zoey, who was rescued in the field by Humane Officers back in October with multiple health issues has been a real trooper during her time with us and did great during her check up!


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Pet Food Bank in Partnership with Help of Ojai

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During the recent wildfires, the community in and around Ventura County was tremendously supportive of the Humane Society of Ventura County. Donations have come in many forms including an abundance of dry dog and cat food. One of the services the HSVC offers is a pet-food bank. When our supplies exceed our needs, we redistribute those donations back out to organizations who also serve our community. 

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