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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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17 Jul 2024

Local Cat Club has Purrfect Day at HSVC

By Humane Society of Ventura County

The Humane Society of Ventura County was delighted to have a visit from a Ventura-based Cat Club this week. On Tuesday, nearly a dozen students and their parents had an immersive cat experience at the shelter. The group had the opportunity to interact directly with our adoptable adult cats and kittens and learn more about cat behavior, care, and more. Our Animal Care Staff were on hand to help educate the next generation of animal lovers about what we do here at HSVC.If your group would like to learn about the HSVC, please contact Steve McCurry, Director of Community Engagement, at SteveM@hsvc or 805-910-6240. We love to have you!

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14 Jul 2024

Lights, Camera, Action! HSVC Films for Season 13 of Animal Zone

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   The HSVC was honored to be chosen as one of the featured organizations on the newest season of AnimalZone. The show's host, Arthur von Wiesenberger, and a small crew recently visited the shelter in Ojai to film content for season 13 of the show. Their crew interviewed several staff members including Marketing Assistant Natalie Pagnusat, Equine Manager Christina Malleck, Senior Humane Officer Jenna Utter, and Humane Investigations Director Kendra King. Thank you, AnimalZone, for helping us spread the word about animal welfare and our beloved shelter!

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11 Jul 2024

Check Out These Tips to Stay Safe During Emergencies

By Humane Society of Ventura County

As we are entering warmer temperatures, the chances of wildfires are increasing. It's always wise to have an emergency bag ready for your pets. Check out these tips to help you stay prepared for when disaster strikes! Keep a go-bag: Include five days of food and water, medications and vet records, leash, collar, ID tags, harness, and photos of you and your pet together. Bring extra litter and a disposable litter pan if you have cats and spare poop bags for your dogs. Be sure you have one bag for each pet! ID your animals: All pets should be microchipped, and ID tags with up-to-date contact information should always be affixed to their collars. Travel Crate/Carrier: Before transporting your animals, make sure carriers are labeled with your name and contact information. Find a shelter: Evacuation centers often don’t allow pets, so it’s important to know the local animal shelters, rescues, and county facilities that will take in pets during emergencies. Each shelter may have different intake requirements, so be sure to do your research beforehand! Be in the know: Keep informed of the happenings in your community before, during, and after an emergency through the radio, TV, computer, or phone. Be prepared to adapt quickly to new information and news that could affect your circumstances. Reenter slowly: Your home and neighborhood may differ after a disaster. When you return, it’s important to keep a close eye on pets and don’t let them roam loose. The break in routine can disorient your pets, so be patient during their transition back to normalcy. Reminder! HSVC offers disaster relief and sheltering services at no charge to anyone who needs our help. Our hearts go out to all those affected by these disasters, as does our respect and admiration for those fighting to protect the people and animals in danger's way. Stay safe, everyone!

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09 Jul 2024

HSVC Concludes Summer Camp Season

By Angie Sagliani

    That's a wrap on the Animal Art Creations and Animal Adventure HEY Camps season! These day camp experiences are part of the Humane Education for Youth (HEY) programming available to youth interested in learning more about animals, people, and ecosystem wellness. Campers had fun getting to know more about the shelter, dog and cat communication, and so much more.

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02 Jul 2024

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

By Humane Society of Ventura County

     The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Pet parents should be aware of the potential dangers of this summer holiday. This time of the year is the most common time for pets to go missing after loud fireworks displays or to ingest foods that can be harmful. Check out these tips to help you and your four-legged friends have a safe and fun Independence Day weekend!

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01 Jul 2024

HSVC Attends Equine Rescue Methods Training

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   HSVC staff recently attended a training hosted by the Santa Barbara Equine Assistance & Evacuation Team. Equine Manager Christina Malleck, Senior Humane Officer J. Utter, and Humane Officer Trainee K. Viacava ventured north to Santa Barbara to expand their knowledge of equine rescue methods. The trio had the opportunity to learn from renowned veterinarian Dr. John Madigan, co-developer of the Loops Equine Sling System. It was an afternoon of learning with like-minded animal lovers interested in helping our equine community!

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26 Jun 2024

Join the HSVC Team!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

    The Humane Society of Ventura County is hiring! Do you have a passion for animal welfare and an interest in a career that positively impacts your community? If you answered yes, then we want you to join our team! The HSVC is hiring in a variety of departments including Animal Care, Front Office, and Clinic. See below to learn more about our available positions and how you can apply today!

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24 Jun 2024

Get FREE ID Tags For Your Pets This Fourth of July!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

With the 4th of July holiday just around the corner, HSVC is offering FREE ID tags for furry friends to help keep them safe! An updated ID tag is one of the best ways to ensure your pets return safely to you if they get lost. Plus they're super stylish, just ask our girl Frankie! Stop by the shelter (402 Bryant St. in Ojai) any time Monday - Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm to get one for your pet. This offer is only good until July 3rd, so don't delay!  Independence Day can be a very stressful holiday for our beloved friends. For most dogs, it's not the loud noises that upset them; it's the unexpected suddenness of the noise. Despite best efforts to prepare your pets and home, there's always a chance that they may escape. This is why it's crucial to keep your dog's ID tag information up to date. We also recommend having your animal microchipped as an extra layer of security in case their collar falls off. Microchips can be programmed with your current home address, phone number, and even email address. As the American Kennel Club states, there are many reasons why microchipping your pet is worth it. This simple procedure can greatly improve your chances of getting your pet back if they become lost. The HSVC offers microchipping services for only $25 (registration included). Please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 if you are in need of this service and we will help you schedule an appointment. Reminder! The HSVC will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day, and services will resume on Friday, July 5th at 10 am.