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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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09 May 2015

PET OF THE WEEK - BETTY

By Amanda Volden

Betty is a darling female, brown and white Labrador Retriever mix (possibly with Great Dane). She is about 5 months old, and she has been at the HSVC since April 23, 2015. Betty is a sweet girl who likes being with people! She does not seem to have had training, and will need to learn some basics. Betty is ready to go exploring with you! Come meet this beautiful gem today!

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09 May 2015

Summer Camp 2015

By Amanda Volden

THREE AND FIVE DAY SESSIONS FROM JUNE 17 - JULY 31 We are offering a variety of camp sessions this year for various age groups between 7 and 15. Camps are limited to only 8 campers so register early! This fun,service and learning camp includes: * Hands on work with Shelter Animals * Animal related art or craft projects * Information about animals in the wild, locally and around the world. * An introduction to animal related careers * Snacks and drinks * A camp T-shirt For a detailed description of camps, costs, dates and age ranges, please email our Humane Educator, Dawn Reily, at: [email protected] 

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05 May 2015

How to Identify Stray and Feral Cats

By Amanda Volden

Spring is here and we all know what that means……KITTIES! There are many homeless cats on the prowl and we are often asked how to tell the difference between “feral” cats and “stray” cats in your neighborhood. Knowing how to tell the difference can help inform you how best to interact with a cat or what type of intervention would be in the cat’s best interest.

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05 May 2015

PET OF THE WEEK - SULLY

By Amanda Volden

This handsome fella is Sully. Sully is a 2 year old, medium hair, tuxedo cat. He came to the Humane Society on January 24th, 2015 when his previous owners moved away and left him behind. Because of this we do not have any information on his past. When he first arrived at he shelter he was very shy and would hide from the public. 

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02 May 2015

Chili's Fundraiser - May 7th!

By Amanda Volden

SAVE THE DATE! MAY 7TH 11-9 On Thursday, May 7th, Chili's in Oxnard will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Ventura County. Just present this flyer when you order your meal and 15% of your bill will be donated to animals in need throughout Ventura County! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

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30 Apr 2015

Zoey & Olive - Pets of the Month

By Amanda Volden

Zoey and Olive are inseparable sweethearts! They are female, 7-year-old, Chihuahuas! They may need some time to warm up, but if you sit down, they will both hop right into your lap! Olive (Black) is friendlier at first, but Zoey is the one with the opinion that needs to be heard! (Talk about spunk! As you can see by her "tough-but-lovable" face in her picture below!) These girls are not your typical Chihuahuas! They are both very well trained! Both of these girls sit and lay down on a dime,(at your command) and they come when called! (Even when Olive got out of an open door, we calmly called her by name, and she came back into her pen.) Both of these lovely ladies walk well on a leash and they simply adore people and attention! These girls do not require much maintenance and will be content to keep a senior company or sleep at your feet while you work. Come meet these two gems today! Lets keep them together!

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28 Apr 2015

Twenty Six Cats Rescued in Ventura County

By Amanda Volden

Last Friday HSVC Humane Officers rescued 26 cats from a hoarding case in Ventura County. After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen the officers found the cats, including 10 kittens, living in unsanitary conditions. The cats were signed over to the officers in the field and all 26 were immediately taken to a veterinarian to receive medical attention. Afterwards they were transported to the Humane Society of Ventura County where they remain in our care. The cats are currently under observation and on medication to get them back in good health. The cats are doing well and we will keep you updated for when they will become available for adoption. 

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28 Apr 2015

PET OF THE WEEK - ZOEY

By Amanda Volden

AVAILABLE: This gorgeous girl is Zoey. Zoey was seized by our officers in the field after she was found chained up in extremely poor living conditions. The owners signed her over to us on April 9th and she is doing great! She is only 6 months old and full of puppy energy. She is a Dutch Shepherd mix and will need someone who can train her. Zoey is looking for a home were she will receive a healthy mix of exercise and snuggles. Come meet Zoey today!