HSVC Limiting Services Amid COVID-19

The Humane Society of Ventura County is closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will remain staffed from 10 am - 5 pm for emergency services. The following service changes are effective March 20, 2020, until further notice. 

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Ways to Exercise Your Dog During COVID-19 Isolation

It can be difficult to properly exercise your dog while you are self-isolating at home during the COVID-19 crisis. If you live in an apartment or do not have a yard, it is likely your dog will get less exercise than usual. This built up energy can result in undesirable consequences like chewed up furniture or destroyed personal property. To avoid this, check out these fun games to exercise your pup and keep you entertained while you are both stuck inside.

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Reunited: The Importance of Microchipping Your Animal

Earlier this month, an Ojai resident brought a lost cat in to the Humane Society of Ventura County. The cat was immediately scanned for a microchip to see if it was in the system. To our surprise, the cat was chipped, and our staff soon learned that her name was Bella. The staff didn’t know, however, that Bella was about to be a part of an unbelievable reunion story.

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HSVC Pet Food Bank: Help Us Help Those in Need

A big thank you goes out to Meko and Lilly from the Navy Chiefs at Center for Seabees and Facility Engineering for their generous pet food donation to the HSVC. The pair, along with their dogs Gizmo and Chance, donated approximately 50 cans of wet dog food, 15 large bags of dry dog food, milk bone treats, and more! Thanks to our amazing community, we will be able to continue providing pet food to those in need through our Pet Food Bank during the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

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HSVC Closes to the Public in Response to COVID-19

In correspondence with Gov. Newsom and Ventura County Public Health’s “Stay Well at Home” emergency order for California residents, the Humane Society of Ventura County is closing their doors to the public until further notice.

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Keeping Your Pet Safe During the COVID-19 Crisis

Our priority at the HSVC is to keep our staff, animals, and the public safe and healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the disease is spread to humans through person-to-person contact. There has been no evidence that pets can become ill from or spread COVID-19. However, there are some good general practices you can do to help keep your pet safe during this time.

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All HSVC Shot Clinics Canceled Until Further Notice

All shot clinics, both on-site at the HSVC and remote, will be canceled until further notice in response to COVID-19.

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HSVC is Taking Necessary Precautions During COVID-19

In light of COVID-19, we’re increasing the frequency and extent of daily cleanings, and taking steps to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, the public, and our animals. 

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