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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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29 Mar 2024

Morena is ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   Our friends at Horse Illustrated made Morena their Adoptable Horse of the Week! She was recently featured on their website in partnership with ASPCA Right Horse, and we are so grateful for their assistance in helping us find her a forever home. Visit their website to read the full article!

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27 Mar 2024

Event Weekend Wrap Up

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   It was a jam-packed event weekend for the HSVC! We were thrilled to welcome award-winning kitten rescuer and bestselling author, Hannah Shaw, aka Kitten Lady, to Ojai on Friday, March 22nd. Our staff continued the fun the next day at the Spring Wine Walk in downtown Ventura. Thank you to all who attended one or both events and helped us spread the animal love this weekend!

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27 Mar 2024

Community Garden Day

By Angie Sagliani

   It was a beautiful March morning, a perfect day for planting new native plants in our teaching, community garden. Two teen groups from Green Valley Project and Troop 1121 from Scouts BSA, joined together to participate in a day of planting, weeding and most importantly gathering together in community. 

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26 Mar 2024

Hoppy Easter! Keep your pets safe with these holiday tips

By Humane Society of Ventura County

Four-year-old Odie would make an eggcellent addition to any family Easter holiday! From bunny-clad egg hunts to festive sweet treats, this weekend is sure to be a blast! Check out these tips and tricks to keep your animals safe and hoppy this Easter! Bunnies, chicks, and ducks: These cuties should not be looked at simply as a festive Easter toy. Rabbits can be very destructive if not provided with the proper care and chickens and ducks can live up to 10 years! This holiday is an opportunity to teach children how to humanely treat animals and the responsibilities of becoming pet parents. Candy: All candies, chocolates, wrappers, and sugar products should be kept away from your animals as they are potential hazards. Theobromine, a chemical found in most chocolate, is poisonous to pets. Easter eggs (plastic and real): Plastic eggs can be a choking hazard and can cause serious damage if consumed due to their inability to be digested. Boiled eggs, especially those still in the shell, can cause an upset stomach or constipation. Be sure to count the eggs in your egg hunt to ensure they are all collected and out of reach of pets. Synthetic grass & tinsel: Both synthetic grass and tinsel can become entangled in the intestines if ingested. If not caught in time, this may be fatal for your pets. Easter lilies: Lilies are extremely dangerous to pets, especially cats. Every part of the lily is highly toxic and eating just one leaf can result in kidney failure and even death. Raw dough: Keep any items containing yeast or uncooked dough away from your pets. If consumed, it can ferment and become poisonous in their stomachs.

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25 Mar 2024

Celebrate Oliver Bird's 37th Birthday!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

On March 25th we celebrated Oliver Bird's 37th birthday! If you've ever visited our shelter in Ojai, you likely have encountered our beloved Oliver. He's our resident front office greeter, entertainer, and more! The charismatic Cockatoo has been a permanent resident at HSVC since he was surrendered to the shelter in 1992 at just 5-years-old. He captured the hearts of our staff and visitors immediately and has been the official mascot of the HSVC for 32 years now! We have created a special Oliver Bird Amazon Wishlist full of his favorite treats and toys to celebrate his milestone birthday. Click the button below to check it out and purchase a birthday gift for your favorite shelter bird! Oliver's Birthday Wishlist Oliver's fans may also celebrate his milestone by making a donation to support the HSVC. Your contribution will not only help provide care and supplies for our beloved bird, but it will also help us care for all our shelter animals! Click the button below to make a donation in honor of Oliver's 37th birthday! Make a Birthday Donation  

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20 Mar 2024

Support Animals in Need - Become a Birthday Bash Sponsor!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

There's still time to become a sponsor for HSVC's 92nd birthday bash fundraiser dinner! All are invited to join us in celebrating 92 years of animal welfare service at the shelter on Saturday, June 1st, at 5 pm. This will be a limited ticket event, and they will be available for purchase soon! For those wanting to support the shelter on a larger scale, we invite you to become a birthday bash sponsor. Whether you're a business owner or just an animal-loving individual, everyone has the opportunity to support animals in need! HSVC Board of Directors Vice President Judy Diaz is one of this year's event sponsors (pictured right). She became a Premier Pet Friend Sponsorship after pledging $5,000 in support of HSVC. When asked what inspired such a generous donation, Judy replied, "I'm proud to support HSVC's dedicated and hardworking team that protects domestic animals from abuse and neglect, and serves our community to enable people to have a better pet ownership experience." Thank you for your continuous support and dedication, Judy! If you or your company is interested in becoming a birthday bash sponsor, please contact HSVC's Community Development Manager Steve McCurry at [email protected]. Sponsorship levels start at $1,000, and each level has unique benefits! Click the button below to learn more about each sponsorship level. View Sponsorship Levels For those interested in sponsoring today, please click the button below to fill out a sponsorship interest form. Once completed, a staff member will reach out to you directly with more information. Sponsorship Interest Form You can join Judy, Be Kind Pet Find, Sespe Collective, and more in sponsoring this special fundraising event!

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18 Mar 2024

Join the HSVC Team!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   Attention animal lovers! Are you interested in utilizing your skills while making a difference in the lives of homeless animals in need? If you answered yes, you're in luck! The HSVC is now hiring in several departments including Animal Care, Investigations, and Client Services.

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15 Mar 2024

After 559 Days, Flicka Finds Her Home!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

    We are beyond excited to share that after 559 days at the shelter, Flicka has been adopted into her forever home! She is living happily ever after with Robin and two new fur siblings!