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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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28 Apr 2015

Meet Polly - Volunteer Extraordinaire

By Amanda Volden

Polly is one of our senior volunteers who has been coming to the shelter for roughly four months. She is one of the lucky individuals who gets to sit with our newest puppies. In Polly’s own words, “It’s a special opportunity to work with these little guys, I learn so much watching them grow and learn new things themselves.”

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21 Apr 2015

California, Law Enforcement & At-Risk Pets Need You!

By Amanda Volden

The ability of emergency responders to effectively rescue California's animals from natural disasters or high-volume cruelty cases is directly linked to the resources available to shelter and care for the often large numbers of animals displaced during these situations.

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17 Apr 2015

New Jump Pen!

By Amanda Volden

Our buddy Bryant checking out the new jump pen! Thanks to Sue & Alex Saraceno for donating the funds and organizing the improvements to one of our old dog yards and Pacific Iron & Steel for the awesome job! Previously, the HSVC only had one jump pen, which was used predominantly for dogs who can jump or climb out of anything. We are so pleased to have a second pen, constructed to be safe and secure for these little Houdini's! Thank you!

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15 Apr 2015

AHOY MATEYS!

By Amanda Volden

Ahoy Mateys! A special message from Violet for all you Sea Dogs out there: DON'T TAKE A PUP AWAY FROM THEIR CANINE FAMILY BEFORE 8 WEEKS OF AGE: Canine moms provide their puppies with tons of antibodies to keep them healthy! Being around litter mates teach them a lot about how to get along with other dogs and decreases the chance of behavior issues when they get older.

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14 Apr 2015

Howdy Gilda!

By Amanda Volden

Gilda is a yearling Andalusian horse. Gilda was one of 5 horses brought to the shelter by our Humane Officers on Dec 09, 2014. All 5 horses were emaciated and needed special care. Thanks to the support of our community and our hardworking kennel staff the horses are back in good health and available for adoption!  Gilda is young and will need all normal training. She has a friendly disposition and she will be a worthy project for someone willing to invest in her! 

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07 Apr 2015

A Special Thank You!

By Amanda Volden

We would like to give a big thank you to Cathie, Eric, Denyse, Joanne, Linda, Carol and other members of the Ojai United Methodist Church for donating several large bags & canned food for the cats and dogs. Your generosity means so much to the critters of the HSVC!

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07 Apr 2015

Senior Snoopy Looking for a Home!

By Amanda Volden

Snoopy is a sweet, male, tricolor Beagle. He is about 10 years old and very active for a"senior" fella! Snoopy came in as a lost dog on February 27, 2015 and was never claimed. Snoopy can be quite the talker and our kennel staff has observed that he gets along well with the other dogs they have put him with. 

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30 Mar 2015

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

By David Gersh

The current drought situation forces wild animals into our neighborhoods in search of sources of food and water. This may cause our pets to have increased interactions with wild animals, such as coyotes and raccoons. It is good time to make sure your pets are up to date on their vaccines to help protect them from the rabies virus.