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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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27 Feb 2024

HSVC Welcomes The Arc of Ventura County for First Fun at the Shelter Event

By Humane Society of Ventura County

   The HSVC was excited to welcome our friends from The Arc of Ventura County to our first-ever Fun at the Shelter event last week! This new program hosts residents of care facilities at the shelter in Ojai for an afternoon of animal fun. Our guests were treated to refreshments and enjoyed bingo put on by Programs Director Arlene MacSween and Admin Assistant Judy Robertson. Arc residents were also entertained by Ojai local Lucy Grace and her talented pups, Harry and Archie. It was an afternoon to remember for all!

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26 Feb 2024

Ariana is now available for adoption!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

Ariana is a gorgeous 16-year-old Egyptian Arabian mare who was surrendered to the shelter in late December 2023 after her previous owner could no longer care for her. Our staff adores her sweet face and even sweeter personality! She's a very special girl due to her lack of teeth, but that doesn't stop her from doing the things she loves!She is not trained to ride, but Ariana has great ground manners and aims to please her handler. Ariana has had a saddle on before, but she is not broke to ride. However, this pretty girl knows how to lunge in the round pen and gets along with most other horses. We think she would make a great pasture buddy!If you would like to add Ariana to your equine family, contact our Equine Manager, Christina Malleck, at 805-364-1150 or via email at [email protected] to schedule an appointment to meet her. Please note that horses at the shelter are viewable by appointment only.

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22 Feb 2024

Save the Date! Summer Camp 2024

By Angie Sagliani

Save the date! This year Humane Education Youth (HEY) Summer Camp will be at the shelter from June 18th - June 28th. There will be two different opportunities for campers 7-years-old and up. See below for some information about this year’s summer camp programming. I hope to see you this June!

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21 Feb 2024

Local Artist Renn Bird Captures Essence of Flicka

By Humane Society of Ventura County

The HSVC would like to give a heartfelt shoutout to local artist Renn Bird for painting this gorgeous portrait of our beloved shelter resident, Flicka! Renn was inspired by the German Shepherd's story and created this one-of-a-kind painting to capture her lovable personality.  We are thrilled to display it at the shelter! Thank you, Renn Bird! Five-year-old Flicka has been at the shelter for over 550 days. She arrived in August of 2022 as part of an abuse and neglect case. Several of the other animals involved in her case have since been adopted, but our girl Flicka is still patiently waiting! Renn Bird heard about Flicka's journey to find her forever home and wanted to lend his skills to help Flicka's cause. The shelter itself is also near and dear to Renn, as he attended summer camp at HSVC when he first moved to Ojai as a child.

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17 Feb 2024

Donate Your Old Vehicle to Benefit Animals in Need!

By Amy King

Did you know you could donate your old clunker cars to benefit animals in need? It's true! Vehicle donations to the Humane Society of Ventura County have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of our programs. Donating is easy, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Here's how it works: Contact: Reach out to our vehicle donation partner, Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), at 855-500-7433 or fill out the online car donation form and designate the Humane Society of Ventura County as your selected charity. The CARS Vehicle Donation Support team is available seven days a week to support you every step of the way. Schedule your free pick-up: CARS arranges to have a licensed tow company pick up your vehicle at a time convenient for you. The vehicle will be taken to one of our many sale locations where it will be sold—all at no cost to you. HSVC receives the funds: Our shelter will receive a cash donation in the amount of your vehicle's worth and you could qualify for a tax deduction! Vehicle donations are tax-deductible, and CARS works to get the highest return per vehicle for us and for your tax benefit. In most cases, when the driver arrives for your tax-deductible gift, you’ll be provided with the donation receipt. CARS will mail a thank-you letter within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle, which also serves as a donation tax receipt. We accept all types of vehicles that meet the following basic requirements: The vehicle has a clear title. The vehicle is in one piece. The vehicle is accessible for safe towing. The vehicle does not need to be running.

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14 Feb 2024

Find Love at the Shelter this Valentine's Day!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

     Love is in the air at the Humane Society of Ventura County! Our shelter pups each too took a shift at our smoochie poochie kissing booth to spread the love to our staff. Who wouldn't want to spend their Valentine's Day getting smothered in puppy kisses?! We have so many adorable furry friends patiently waiting to find their furever homes. Whether you're looking for a couch potato or an adventure partner this Valentine's Day, you can find true love at the HSVC! 

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12 Feb 2024

Valentine's Day Pet Safety

By Humane Society of Ventura County

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and love is in the air! As many prepare to shower their loved ones with gifts and quality time, we want to remind pet owners of the dangers of this romantic holiday. Check out these tips to keep your pet safe as you spread the love! Chocolate: While chocolate can make a sweet gift for special someone, it can be extremely toxic to furry friends. Chocolates can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures, and an abnormally high heart rate if consumed by a dog or cat. Some chocolates contain additional fillings, which can increase the risk of pancreatitis in your animals. Be sure to keep all chocolate out of reach of your animals while you indulge this Valentine’s Day. Flowers: Nothing says "I love you" more than a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Unfortunately, many mixed bouquets contain flowers that can be fatal to pets. Lilies are extremely harmful if ingested by cats and can cause acute kidney failure. If you have a curious pet, be sure to request a bouquet without toxic flowers to avoid a Valentine's Day vet visit. Alcohol: Adult beverages often accompany a romantic meal. While humans can enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner, the consumption of even a small amount of alcohol can cause great harm to our furry friends. Be sure to keep open glasses out of reach of your animals to prevent a Valentine’s Day disaster. Marijuana: Since the legalization of marijuana in many states, exposure cases in animals have increased exponentially. Marijuana can often be disguised as a tasty treat that can seem tempting to pets. Keep these products in a secure location like a high shelf or cabinet to be sure your pet doesn’t get into them. Bath Bombs: A long, relaxing bath can be heavenly for humans. However, the residue left in the tub from a bath bomb can cause upset stomach and irritation if consumed by a pet. Make sure your tub is thoroughly rinsed out when you are finished to keep your animals safe.

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09 Feb 2024

Become a Sponsor for HSVC's 92nd Birthday Bash!

By Humane Society of Ventura County

Save the date! HSVC's Birthday Bash: Celebrating 92 Years of Animal Welfare Services Saturday, June 1, 2024 • 5:00 PM      Join us for a fundraising dinner at the shelter to celebrate and support 92 years of providing animal welfare services. The evening will include entertainment, cocktail hour, dinner, live auction, and more! Tickets are not yet available BUT sponsorship opportunities are! We invite our friends and community to support the event with a sponsorship opportunity.