Fireworks and Furry Friends: How To Keep Your Pet Safe This Independence Day

It’s that time of year again! This weekend our country celebrates its independence with food, fun, and of course, fireworks! While these spectacular displays in the sky may be the highlight of our holiday, they might be the exact opposite for our furry friends. Fireworks often cause fear, stress, and panic to our animal family members. To help ensure that even our four-legged friends enjoy the holiday, check out these tips from the ASPCA.

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What To Do When You Find An Orphaned Opossum

Recently a member of the public brought in three orphaned opossum babies to the HSVC. While we do not take in wildlife, the opossums were briefly under our care until members of the local Ojai Raptor Center were able to pick them up from the shelter.

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4th of July Pet Safety

Summer is here and the 4th of July is just around the corner! While you may be celebrating the holiday a little differently this year, it is still very important to remember these dos and don'ts to keep your pets safe.

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Animal Adventure Camp at Home is in Full Swing at the HSVC!

Animal Adventure Camp at Home is in full swing at the Humane Society of Ventura County! Campers are tuning in virtually for crafts, games, cooking, animal presentations, and more! 

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Summer Pet Care - Grooming Your Dog for the Heat

Summer is here and temperatures are heating up! It is your responsibility as a pet owner to do everything you can to keep your furry friends cool during this heatwave. Most pet owners assume that hotter temperatures mean it’s time to give their dog a summer makeover. However, your pets’ fur coats are actually designed to provide them with heat relief. According to the ASPCA, a dog’s coat can keep him or her from not only getting too cold in the winter, but also from overheating in the summer. So before you grab the clippers, check out these tips for grooming your pet this season.

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Thank You Realtors of the Ojai Valley Helping Our Community Group!

The HSVC was delighted to receive several hundred pounds of food, treats, and a large financial donation from the Realtors of the Ojai Valley Helping Our Community group. All the food and financial support will go towards the HSVC Pet Food Bank at the shelter and the Pantry 4 Paws program food pantries throughout Ventura County.

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Help Support Jasmine!

On May 14, 2020, a good samaritan called in a concern to our Humane Officers regarding a skinny horse on a property in Ventura County. Officer King met with the owner who decided it was in the horse’s best interest to be signed over to the HSVC to find a new home. Upon arrival at the shelter, the Thoroughbred mare was affectionately named Jasmine, Jazzy for short, after the way she kicked up her feet as if she were dancing.

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Thank you Autumn Macintosh!

The HSVC would like to extend a big thank you to actress and philanthropist Autumn Macintosh for sponsoring the adoption fees of all the remaining dogs at our shelter!

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