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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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02 Jun 2015

GOOD LUCK COPPER!

By Amanda Volden

Copper is off to West Coast Equine in Somis for his surgery! Let's all wish him the best of luck! Thank you to everyone who donated last week to Copper's surgery fund. Because of you we are able to get these animals in need the best care they deserve. Copper should be back at the shelter in a few days and will hopefully be available for adoption soon! GOOD LUCK COPPER!  

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02 Jun 2015

JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT MONTH!

By Amanda Volden

It’s that time again! Every year for Adopt-A-Cat Month we have a “two for one” special on ALL our cats and kittens. We find that when you have two cats/kittens they play together instead of having one kitten that will need to play with your nose in the middle of the night. Having more than one cat gives them the opportunity to “be cats” by socializing and playing with each other; this means they are less likely to be destructive or engage in other problematic behavior. 

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26 May 2015

Rattlesnake Safety for Dogs

By Amanda Volden

This time of year the great outdoors seem to be constantly on our minds. Spending time outside, hiking, swimming, camping, whatever it is that calls to us is always more fun with our canine friends by our side. We are fortunate here in Southern California to have beautiful weather year round, but our warmer weather also makes for the perfect climate for venomous snakes. Spring through Fall is rattlesnake season and a hike on a beautiful day can take a turn for the worse for your four legged friend if they encounter one of these dangerous snakes. Their curious nature can get them into trouble. According to the Animal Medical Center of southern California, dogs are 20 times more likely to be bit and 25 times more likely to die then people are from snake bites.

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26 May 2015

PET OF THE WEEK - CHESPI

By Amanda Volden

This little guy is Chespi! Chespi is a male, tan Chihuahua and is about 2 years old. He was surrendered to our Humane Officers in the field because the owners were not able to provide him with the appropriate care. He has been at the HSVC since Jan 07, 2015. Chespi has made great progress. He gets along with other dogs and needs a little time (or a couple treats) to warm up. Humane Officer Hoffman has been working with him closely both on and off site to ensure he is socializing well. Hoffman says "Chespi loves to snuggle in bed and loves toys!". Chespi can be shy at frist, but if you ask to spend time with him in his pen, he will quickly steal your heart! Come meet sweet Chespi today!

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22 May 2015

HELP RUSTY FIND HIS FOREVER HOME!

By Amanda Volden

PLEASE SHARE! AVAILABLE: Rusty is a gorgeous 9 month old Kelpie/Husky mix who has been at the shelter since April 23, 2015. Rusty is a LOT of fun! He loves to fetch and knows some basic commands (sit, down, and come) but will need lots of training to keep this big, strong boy happy and healthy. We do not have any background on Rusty, though he did come in with 5 other dogs and seemed to like them. We do not know how he is with cats and would recommend a family without small children. Rusty has very nice leash manners, especially for his age and size! He will need a home with a very secure yard and lots of time to spend running and playing. Rusty is even more stunning in person, come meet him today!

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19 May 2015

PET OF THE WEEK - MILLIE

By Amanda Volden

This sweet girl is Millie. Mille has been at the HSVC since January 27th, 2015. Millie is 10 months old and you can find her with her buddies in the kitten room. We do not know anything about Millie's past but she has been a great girl since her time at the shelter! 

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15 May 2015

Immediate Care Needed For Dog Rescued by the HSVC

By Amanda Volden

On Thursday, May 14th, our Humane Officers responded to a call from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department regarding a lead they had received of a dog with  an exposed bone in its foot that it was eating away at. When officers arrived on the scene, they saw a dog tied to the fence wearing an E-Collar (cone). There was no food, water, or shelter and the dog was clearly injured on its rear right leg.

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12 May 2015

Volunteers Making a Difference!

By Amanda Volden

Congratulations to Amanda Volden and Melissa Yanez, CSU Channel Islands graduates 2015! Back in January Amanda and Melissa contacted the Humane Society of Ventura County to see about joining our team to work on their Senior Capstone for the communications department. Every year the graduating class of CSU Channel Islands is required to do 90 hours of community service in their are of expertise. With over 100 graduates each year the program donates close to 10,000 hours of service to the Ventura County Non-Profit Community!