October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month!

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October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month, and all month long shelters and rescue organizations are busy bringing awareness to the individual charms of shelter dogs and the perks of bringing one home. According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs and puppies enter shelters every year. By adopting your new best friend from a shelter, you will not only be giving an innocent animal a chance at a great life but significantly improving yours at the same time!

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Rabies and Your Pets - Keep Them Protected

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Rabies is an ancient disease that has been afflicting both animals and humans for thousands of years. When we hear the word rabies we often imagine a sick animal, foaming at the mouth, perhaps a crazed gleam in their eye. However, Rabies can have a variety of symptoms, some more obvious than others, and can affect any warm-blooded animal or human.

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Meet Steve!

Our volunteers can't get enough of Steve! Turn up the volume and hear first hand from Animal Ambassador Linda, why Steve will make a great friend for the right family!

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NEW SCHEDULE - Low-Cost Shot Clinic

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Starting this month our low-cost shot clinic, hosted by Dr. Lewis Veterinary, will be at the Humane Society of Ventura County the first Saturday of each month from 10-1. For the time being the clinic held on the third Saturday has been canceled.

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Happy Trails, Archer!

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We have some exciting news! Archer, a rescue horse who has been in the Humane Society of Ventura's care for the past 11 months, got a fresh start with a new family on Wednesday morning!

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How Seniors Can Get Help To Take Care Of A New Pet

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Pet ownership may benefit the elderly by providing companionship, reducing loneliness, increasing socialization, and giving a sense of purpose and meaning, according to a recent study on seniors' mental health. Considering that over 40 percent of older adults struggle with loneliness, getting a pet for them can drastically improve their emotional well-being. On top of the emotional and mental health benefits, pet ownership has various physical health benefits, such as helping seniors get regular aerobic exercise and easing pain for those facing chronic illnesses. However, pets have their needs, and it can be hard for some seniors to take care of their pets properly, especially if they live alone or are experiencing some health difficulties. However, there are ways they can get help to look after a new pet. 

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SPAYghetti-NO BALLS -SOLD OUT!

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You did it! SPAYghetti-NO BALLS is officially sold-out! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket, donated an item to our auction, supported our spay and neuter fund, or just helped spread the word.

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Who's Ready for SPAYghetti!?

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Who's ready for SPAYghetti!? This fun event to raise funds for the Humane Society of Ventura County Spay and Neuter Clinic is right around the corner. We look forward to getting to know all of our supporters and working together to improve the lives of all animals throughout the county.

We encourage all our friends who are planning on attending to get your tickets today! Tickets are available online and can be purchased atwww.hsvc.org/spayghetti or call the Shelter at 805-646-6505 to reserve your spot.

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805-646-6505

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402 Bryant Street in Ojai

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