Volunteer Spotlight - Thank You Maren!

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As often as she is able, Maren is at the shelter in Ojai spending time with the dogs. She's been volunteering for over two years and mostly focuses on our big or shy dogs. Maren started volunteering after her German Shepherd passed away and wanted to find a way to continue working with dogs. She had donated to the HSVC for many years and decided that volunteering was something she wanted to do to help out.

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Hot Weather Pet Safety

Heat-related illnesses are some of the most common issues of summertime ailments for animals. Just like people, pets need time to adjust to the summer heat. Following are useful tips to keep your pets safe during the hot summer months.

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Evacuee Horses From Woolsey Fire Reunited With Their Family After 8 Months

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Last week, after nearly eight months in the Shelter's care, three horses that had been rescued during the Woolsey Fire were reunited with their family. On November 10, 2018, one of three horses from a property in Malibu was found at the end of a driveway in Trancas Canyon where he was picked up by HSVC staff and the Orange County Sheriff's department and brought back to the Humane Society of Ventura County. The horse's owner was notified that his horse, Clark, was in our care and he informed us that there were two other horses from his property that had yet to be located.

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Summer Fun at the Humane Society of Ventura County

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Animal Adventure Camp, held at the Humane Society of Ventura County, is off to a fun and rewarding start.  Campers, ages 9 – 13 years old, are getting experience with learning about dog behavior and working with Officer Tracy Vail on how to walk a dog on a leash, and training a dog to sit and stay.  Christina Malleck, our equine expert, is teaching campers about the anatomy of a horse, and each camper gets to brush and pet the horses. Socializing with the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens is a favorite activity for our campers and helps the animals too! 

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6 Most Colorful Freshwater Fish & How to Care For Them

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Thank you to Robert Woods from Fishkeeping World for sharing some insight on how to properly care for fish and the best type for your home and tank. 

Whether you’re new to fish keeping or have years of experience, seeing colorful fish swimming around an aquarium is a really satisfying and relaxing experience. In this article, Robert Woods from Fishkeeping World is going to take us through six of the most colorful fish for a freshwater aquarium.

As well as taking a look at the most colorful fish, he will also take you through how to care for them properly, the correct tank size, and what to feed them.

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Dee Dee's Dog Spot Joins the HSVC in Helping Provide Pet Food to Families in Need

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The Humane Society of Ventura County recently installed a Dog Food Bank Dispenser at Dee Dee’s Dog spot pet groomer in Ventura. The dispenser is an extension of the HSVC Pet Food Bank program which provides free dog food to those in need on a first come, first serve basis. For two years Dee Dee’s has partnered with the HSVC in providing free food but now the dispenser will increase Dee Dee’s capacity to serve those in need.

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Humane Society of Ventura County Shirts and Hats - Now In Stock!

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The Humane Society of Ventura County has new merchandise in stock at its gift shop located in the Harry Valentine Center at the Shelter in Ojai. Show your support for the Shelter and look good doing it! Shirts come in a variety of colors and are available in both children and adult sizes. Cool-mesh caps are available in 4 colors and can be adjusted to fit any size head. 

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Ceramic Bowls Help Raise Funds for Shelter Animals

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Wow! Thank you, Sean, for your very cool donation to the shelter! Sean is a senior at Nordhoff High School and yesterday he donated 30 ceramic bowls he made for us to sell in our gift shop. We have a feeling these are going to go fast so stop by and pick up yours today for just $10!

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