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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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16 May 2022

HSVC Cares Hosts Successful Event at The Wharf

By Amy King

We had so much fun at our free vaccination and adoption event at The Wharf in Ventura over the weekend! Our staff was able to give free vaccines to lots of furry friends, and one of our shelter pups even found his forever home. Thank you to all who attended, and thank you to The Wharf for hosting us!

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10 May 2022

Help Us Find Homes for Horses in Need!

By Amy King

Big news! We have four more horses now available for adoption! Say hello to Chief, Cecelia, Cowboy, and Shyann! Each of these gorgeous equines came to the HSVC through our Humane Officers as part of abuse and neglect cases. We are so excited to finally be able to help find them the forever homes they deserve!

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01 May 2022

HSVC Celebrates Adopt a Horse Month in May!

By Amy King

May is Adopt a Horse Month! The ASPCA launched this special month-long celebration to promote the numerous adoptable horses in shelters and to raise awareness about equine adoption. While we currently only have one horse available for adoption at our shelter, that doesn't mean she doesn't deserve the same amount of love! Help us celebrate Adopt a Horse Month by finding miss Wendy Nova the forever home she deserves!

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29 Apr 2022

Star's Journey to Recovery

By Amy King

In January of 2022, Humane Officer Utter responded to a complaint regarding two dogs at an address in Oxnard. The complaint stated that there was a severely matted small dog kept inside of the house and a husky living in the side yard of the residence. After discussing concerns regarding the care of the dogs, the owner decided to release ownership of both animals to the Humane Society.

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26 Apr 2022

Donate now to Celebrate Help a Horse Day!

By Amy King

Tuesday, April 26th, is national Help a Horse Day! This day is in honor of the first-ever arrest for horse mistreatment in 1866 after ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse. As the only organization in Ventura County with Humane Officers investigating equine abuse and cruelty, this holiday holds a special place in our hearts. 

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22 Apr 2022

HSVC Welcomes Volunteers Back to the Shelter!

By Amy King

This week was Volunteer Appreciation week, so what better way to end the celebration than to finally start accepting volunteers back to our shelter! After two years of (not so) patiently waiting, the HSVC is thrilled to welcome back all our volunteers. We are so grateful for your patience through this pandemic, and we are happy to be at a place where we can start accepting volunteers back to our facility!