Five Dollar BLACK Friday!

On Black Friday people across the nation wake up early after a day of giving thanks to get the best deals on items for their loved ones. Besides being an opportunity to stretch your dollar in the hopes of putting a smile on the face of those closest to you, you can also do something to make a difference in the life of a homeless animal.

By donating just $5, you will be part of a community of people who are making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need. As a private, non-profit organization that does not receive funding from the government or national animal welfare organizations like Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA, we depend on people who selflessly give to the animals and the programs that support them. Today for Black Friday we are humbly asking our supporters to make a donation to animals in need.

The Humane Society of Ventura County is a  private, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to the protection and adoption of homeless animals throughout Ventura County. 

Have a purrfect weekend and thanks for your support!

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Rescue Horses From Woolsey Fire


We have a wonderful update for our supporters on the two horses who were rescued by the Humane Society of Ventura County from a burnt down property in Malibu. Flash and Pepe had originally been escorted out of a burned down home in Malibu by HSVC Equine Specialist Christie Tracy, and HSVC Animal Rescue Emergency Volunteer Bennie Scorsur. The horses were transported down to Zuma beach where they were transferred to animal rescue workers, Allie Tashnek DVM, Chris Weber, and Chloe Willems, who took them to Humphrey Giacopuzzi & Associates Equine Hospital for immediate care.

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Fire Update: 11/22


Good morning friends. As the containment of the Woolsey fire gets under control we know that many of our new friends who are able to pick up their animals are looking forward to doing so. We are kindly requesting anyone who wishes to pick up their animal to please call the shelter first to arrange a time so that we can have your paperwork ready. This is especially important for those picking up large animals, such as horses and goats, so that our equine team is available to assist you and we can avoid any heavy traffic jams with trailers entering and exiting the property. Unless otherwise arranged we ask that all animal pickups take place between 10 am and 4 pm.

For those unable to pick up their animals please know that they are in safe hands. We will continue to care for the evacuee animals entrusted to us as long as needed. Thank you.

For assistance please call the shelter at 805-646-6505.

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Thank You Friends For Your Support!

Dear friends, we are so grateful for the many wonderful people in our community and beyond who have come together in support of displaced animals during the Hill and Woolsey Fires. You have made a difference in these animals lives and in each of ours!

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

With the holidays right around the corner, we know there will be plenty of opportunities for your pets to get into some mischief. While there are several safe human foods that animals can eat, the holidays also have quite a few hidden dangers.

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Good morning friends, just a reminder that today's Low-cost Shot Clinic has been canceled. Thank you for your understanding.

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Thank You Friends!


Thank you to all our friends for your generosity and support! Many people have found that when they visit our Amazon Wishlist there is nothing there. Our supporters have been clearing out our wishlist as fast as we can add to it. We encourage those wishing to donate supplies to check back in a day or two as we continue to update our needs for our long-term recovery. Thank you!

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From Rescue to Recovery


The immediacy of the Hill and Woolsey fires has abated and the Humane Society of Ventura County is transitioning into a recovery mode. The tremendous outpouring of support from the community has been humbling. Our short-term needs have been met but now we look to the future. Needless to say, we could not have been able to care for the animals without your support.

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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai