Twenty Six Cats Rescued in Ventura County


Last Friday HSVC Humane Officers rescued 26 cats from a hoarding case in Ventura County. After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen the officers found the cats, including 10 kittens, living in unsanitary conditions. The cats were signed over to the officers in the field and all 26 were immediately taken to a veterinarian to receive medical attention. Afterwards they were transported to the Humane Society of Ventura County where they remain in our care. The cats are currently under observation and on medication to get them back in good health. The cats are doing well and we will keep you updated for when they will become available for adoption. 

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AVAILABLE: This gorgeous girl is Zoey. Zoey was seized by our officers in the field after she was found chained up in extremely poor living conditions. The owners signed her over to us on April 9th and she is doing great! She is only 6 months old and full of puppy energy. She is a Dutch Shepherd mix and will need someone who can train her. Zoey is looking for a home were she will receive a healthy mix of exercise and snuggles. Come meet Zoey today!

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Meet Polly - Volunteer Extraordinaire


Polly is one of our senior volunteers who has been coming to the shelter for roughly four months. She is one of the lucky individuals who gets to sit with our newest puppies. In Polly’s own words, “It’s a special opportunity to work with these little guys, I learn so much watching them grow and learn new things themselves.”

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California, Law Enforcement & At-Risk Pets Need You!


The ability of emergency responders to effectively rescue California's animals from natural disasters or high-volume cruelty cases is directly linked to the resources available to shelter and care for the often large numbers of animals displaced during these situations.

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New Jump Pen!


Our buddy Bryant checking out the new jump pen! Thanks to Sue & Alex Saraceno for donating the funds and organizing the improvements to one of our old dog yards and Pacific Iron & Steel for the awesome job!

Previously, the HSVC only had one jump pen, which was used predominantly for dogs who can jump or climb out of anything. We are so pleased to have a second pen, constructed to be safe and secure for these little Houdini's!

Thank you!

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Ahoy Mateys! A special message from Violet for all you Sea Dogs out there:

DON'T TAKE A PUP AWAY FROM THEIR CANINE FAMILY BEFORE 8 WEEKS OF AGE: Canine moms provide their puppies with tons of antibodies to keep them healthy! Being around litter mates teach them a lot about how to get along with other dogs and decreases the chance of behavior issues when they get older.

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Howdy Gilda!


Gilda is a yearling Andalusian horse. Gilda was one of 5 horses brought to the shelter by our Humane Officers on Dec 09, 2014. All 5 horses were emaciated and needed special care. Thanks to the support of our community and our hardworking kennel staff the horses are back in good health and available for adoption!  

Gilda is young and will need all normal training. She has a friendly disposition and she will be a worthy project for someone willing to invest in her! 

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A Special Thank You!


We would like to give a big thank you to Cathie, Eric, Denyse, Joanne, Linda, Carol and other members of the Ojai United Methodist Church for donating several large bags & canned food for the cats and dogs. Your generosity means so much to the critters of the HSVC!

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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai