Beat the Heat! Hot Weather Safety Tips for Your Pet

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, many pet owners are spending more time outdoors with their furry friends. However, excessive time in hot weather can spell danger for your animals. Check out these simple precautions provided by the ASPCA to prevent your pet from overheating this season.

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It's Volunteer Appreciation Week! We Love our Volunteers!

It 's National Volunteer Appreciation Week! All of us at the Humane Society of Ventura County want to send a huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers. While the shelter is still currently closed due to COVID-19, we still want to show just how much our volunteers mean to us. Everyone at the HSVC misses our volunteers and we can not wait until we are able to welcome them back with open arms.

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Social Distancing With Your Pet During COVID-19

Social distancing has become a normal practice for society as a result of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. According to the CDC, the term “social distancing” or “physical distancing” means to keep space between yourself and other people outside of your home. Keeping space between yourself and others is one of the best things you can do to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

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Barn Safety During COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is currently no evidence that pets can contract or spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people. Regardless, here are a few tips from the United Horse Coalition to help keep you and your barn animals safe during this outbreak.

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The Humane Society of Ventura County Donates PPE to Ventura County Emergency Operations Center

The Humane Society of Ventura County donated Personal Protective Equipment to Captain Romero with the Ventura County Fire Department this week in support of first responders working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Enrichment for HSVC Shelter Dogs

In a shelter environment, we often start to see our four-legged friends exhibiting certain behaviors that stem from lack of mental stimulation. Behaviors such as hyper arousal, stress, anxiety, depression, and compulsive disorders are all commonly developed by dogs who spend extended amounts of time at a shelter. 

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April 15th Open Board Meeting Canceled

The HSVC Open Board Meeting to be held on April 15th has been canceled due to circumstances related to COVID-19. Check our website at hsvc.org for updates. 


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HSVC Limiting Services Amid COVID-19

The Humane Society of Ventura County is closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will remain staffed from 10 am - 5 pm for emergency services. The following service changes are effective March 20, 2020, until further notice. 

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