2019 HSCV Calendar - Now Available in our Gift Shop!

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The Humane Society of Ventura County 2019 Calendar is now available at the shelter's gift shop and online. The calendar is a culmination of images made by HSVC volunteers and staff over the past 12 months. The animals featured in the 13-month calendar were either adopted through the HSVC or were under our care at one time.

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Keep Your Dog Safe During the Winter Months

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Despite the fact that average high temperatures in Ventura County stay above 69 degrees in the winter months, evenings can be a completely different story. When the weather gets cold (as it definitely will this winter), it is essential to consider the health and safety of your dog. While keeping your pets safe year round is always important, it is even more crucial when temperatures are at hot and cold extremes.

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Thank You Ojai Olive Oil!

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Did you know that goats love to eat olive branches? Lucky for them, Ojai Olive Oil had plenty to spare and stopped by this morning with a truckload of olive branches for the evacuee goats to enjoy.

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Thank You Abigail, Noa, and Catalina For Your Support!

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At Sunday's Santa Paws event, the Humane Society of Ventura County was honored to be one of the recipients of a lovely donation from Abigail, Noa, and Catalina. These three had been saving up their allowance and money they earned from doing chores. Abigail and Noa decided to donate the money they raised, over $3oo dollars, to the shelter, while Catalina chose to donate hers to the Cancer Society, a very worthy cause! Thank you from all of us at the shelter for your support!


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Reflections on the Thomas Fire

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Today is a time for reflection and lessons learned as we observe the one year anniversary of the Thomas Fire that burned through Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties and at one point encircled the Ojai Valley where the Humane Society of Ventura County’s 4.4-acre facility is located. Our staff and volunteers remember well when we first received the news that a fire had broken out in the Upper Ojai/Santa Paula area, changing our lives and the lives of our community forever. That night the Shelter immediately opened its doors 24/7 to those being affected by the fast-moving fire and in the first 48 hours after the flames ignited, the shelter nearly quadrupled its residents. At the peak of the disaster, the shelter was home to nearly 400 animals, including the 81 animals already in our care. Besides the numerous cats and dogs that came in, it was necessary for the shelter to improvise to accommodate the hundreds of other animals in peril including alpacas, donkeys, goats, chickens, and even snakes. Each and every animal that was brought to the Humane Society of Ventura County for safekeeping brought with it a story of hope and survival. These animals were in our care because in one way or another their lives and the lives of their families were threatened or in danger. For weeks the shelter ran at capacity and many animals remained in the shelter’s care well into the new year, with the last evacuee animal going home this past June.

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Santa Paws is Coming to Town! This Sunday in Ojai

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The Humane Society of Ventura County’s 33rd Annual Santa Paws holiday photo shoot is this Sunday in Ojai! This popular event will also feature a bake sale and Firefly Ceramics will be on hand providing the materials to make ceramic paw print ornaments for a $25 donation to the Shelter. 

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Volunteers Needed!

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The Humane Society of Ventura County sends a huge Thank You to all of the volunteers who have donated their time in the last few weeks to help care for the animals displaced by the Woolsey and Hill fires.

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This Giving Tuesday, Help Us, Help Them!

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For over 85 years, the Humane Society of Ventura County has served the community with the goal of improving the lives of animals in need. All of our achievements have been made possible with the generosity of our supporters, whether it be donations, volunteering, or adopting. 

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