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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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12 Sep 2015

Pet of the Month - Kudo

By Franki Williams

All Kudo wants in life is companionship. This handsome 4 year old Labrador Retriever and Cattle dog mix is all about love and friendship, and he has a ton to give! Kudo originally came in as a stray with cuts on his face and head and a skin irritation. We were able to locate the previous owners and they felt it would be best for Kudo if they surrendered him to us.

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12 Sep 2015

A New Life for Minnie!

By Franki Williams

It's hard to believe these photos were taken only 2 days apart. Minnie was surrendered to Humane Officer Vail in the field on September tenth along with an adorable hamster named Mr. French Fry. Both animals were living in extremely poor conditions. Upon arrival one of our staff members got Minnie all cleaned up, and by day two she is just as happy as can be! 

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12 Sep 2015

A New Life for Minnie!

By Franki Williams

It's hard to believe these photos were taken only 2 days apart. Minnie was surrendered to Humane Officer Vail in the field on September tenth along with an adorable hamster named Mr. French Fry. Both animals were living in extremely poor conditions. Upon arrival one of our staff members got Minnie all cleaned up, and by day two she is just as happy as can be! 

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09 Sep 2015

Legislature Declares Shelter Pet as Official California State Pet

By Franki Williams

  SACRAMENTO, CA – Last week the California State Legislature passed a concurrent resolution declaring the Shelter Pet as the official California State Pet. The resolution, ACR 56, was introduced by Assembly member Eric Linder (R-Corona). The Humane Society of Ventura County hopes that this new resolution will bring awareness to the plight of homeless animals that enter shelters every day.  Making shelter pets the state pet of California encourages people to support and adopt from local shelters. Each year, over 800,000 animals are taken in by California’s public and private shelters, with fewer than half adopted into new homes. SPCA’s, municipal animal shelters and humane societies often nurse severely sick animals back to health and are able to match them with permanent homes. Erica Hughes, Executive Director, State Humane Association of California commented, "We are so thrilled that California’s shelter pets have gained official recognition by the Legislature.Sadly, many people are unaware of the tragic plight of shelter animals and their capacity for making wonderful companions. When people adopt from animal shelters, everyone wins:the animal gets a place to call home, the adopter gains a new family member, the burden on our overcrowded shelter system is eased, and each of us enjoys the benefits of living in a more compassionate society. We applaud Assembly member Linder's leadership and commitment to our state's shelter pets."

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07 Sep 2015

Pet Of The Week - Duchess

By Franki Williams

Introducing, Your Grace, the beautiful Duchess of the HSVC! Duchess was abandoned at the shelter on August 12th. Our security cameras caught someone dumping her at the shelter at 4:30 in the morning then heading down the road to their car parked off property.

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07 Sep 2015

The HSVC Welcomes a New Volunteer Coordinator

By Franki Williams

Amanda getting some love from The Duchess A warm welcome to Amanda Volden who has recently joined the Humane Society staff as the new Volunteer Coordinator. The Staff and Board feel very fortunate to welcome Amanda to the team and are excited about the direction our Volunteer program will grow under her supervision. 

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03 Sep 2015

Dog Neglected On Vacant Property Needs Your Help!

By Amanda Volden

Gina has had a hard life. Just look into her eyes and you can see years of neglect written all over them. Gina is another case of animal abuse and neglect happening right here in Ventura County. Last week our Humane Officers were contacted by the Sheriff’s Department about a dog roaming a vacant property with no food or water. When Officers arrived they found it filled with abandoned cars, trailers, bikes and other debris. There was a dog wandering the lot who was emaciated with her ribs and hips protruding. She was very lethargic and could barely hold her head up. She had droplets of blood on her ears due to fly strike. There was feces, urine, flies and other unsanitary debris surrounding the property. According to the neighbors the property owners did not come to feed or give her water on a regular basis, this may have been the case for years.