How Seniors Can Get Help To Take Care Of A New Pet

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Pet ownership may benefit the elderly by providing companionship, reducing loneliness, increasing socialization, and giving a sense of purpose and meaning, according to a recent study on seniors' mental health. Considering that over 40 percent of older adults struggle with loneliness, getting a pet for them can drastically improve their emotional well-being. On top of the emotional and mental health benefits, pet ownership has various physical health benefits, such as helping seniors get regular aerobic exercise and easing pain for those facing chronic illnesses. However, pets have their needs, and it can be hard for some seniors to take care of their pets properly, especially if they live alone or are experiencing some health difficulties. However, there are ways they can get help to look after a new pet. 

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SPAYghetti-NO BALLS -SOLD OUT!

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You did it! SPAYghetti-NO BALLS is officially sold-out! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket, donated an item to our auction, supported our spay and neuter fund, or just helped spread the word.

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Who's Ready for SPAYghetti!?

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Who's ready for SPAYghetti!? This fun event to raise funds for the Humane Society of Ventura County Spay and Neuter Clinic is right around the corner. We look forward to getting to know all of our supporters and working together to improve the lives of all animals throughout the county.

We encourage all our friends who are planning on attending to get your tickets today! Tickets are available online and can be purchased atwww.hsvc.org/spayghetti or call the Shelter at 805-646-6505 to reserve your spot.

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Paws for Thought - Fall Newsletter

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The Humane Society of Ventura County Paws for Thought Fall Newsletter is now available online! Paws for Thought is a quarterly newsletter put out by the Humane Society of Ventura County and includes features on our volunteers, staff, and of course, the animals! Articles are written by our staff and include updates on our Humane Education program, Humane Officer cases, a Letter from the Director, tips on caring for your pets, upcoming events, and more.

If you would like to receive weekly updates please sign up for our Weekly Wag e-blast through our website or email frankiw@hsvc.org. Each Tuesday you will receive all the latest news straight to your inbox.

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How You Can Prepare For The Financial Costs Of Looking After A Dog

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A medium sized dog costs $695 a year to care for, according to a survey by the ASPCA. Adopting a rescue dog is a rewarding experience that requires love, commitment and preparation, and being sure that you’re ready to cover all the costs that they incur is something potential new owners are encouraged to do before they begin the adoption process. While there are schemes in place to help pet owners care for their companions, setting out secure in the knowledge that you can cover medical expenses, pet insurance and food is essential before taking a new animal home with you.

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Commemorative Wine Glasses are In!

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A very special thank you to Dr. David Satnick for sponsoring our commemorative wine glasses for our upcoming SPAYghetti-NO BALLS event.

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Happy National Dog Day!

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Here at the Humane Society of Ventura County, we can't think of a better way to celebrate National Dog Day than supporting your local shelter. Every day countless dogs will find themselves in shelters through no fault of their own.

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Let's FIX Ventura County!

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Often times orphaned animals, too young to survive on their own, are brought to shelters and rescues to be cared for. These young animals need around the clock care, and shelters rely on fosters to provide them with everything they need during this vulnerable time. When volunteer fosters are not available, our staff is always ready and willing to step up.

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402 Bryant Street in Ojai

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