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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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01 May 2022

HSVC Celebrates Adopt a Horse Month in May!

By Amy King

May is Adopt a Horse Month! The ASPCA launched this special month-long celebration to promote the numerous adoptable horses in shelters and to raise awareness about equine adoption. While we currently only have one horse available for adoption at our shelter, that doesn't mean she doesn't deserve the same amount of love! Help us celebrate Adopt a Horse Month by finding miss Wendy Nova the forever home she deserves!

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29 Apr 2022

Star's Journey to Recovery

By Amy King

In January of 2022, Humane Officer Utter responded to a complaint regarding two dogs at an address in Oxnard. The complaint stated that there was a severely matted small dog kept inside of the house and a husky living in the side yard of the residence. After discussing concerns regarding the care of the dogs, the owner decided to release ownership of both animals to the Humane Society.

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26 Apr 2022

Donate now to Celebrate Help a Horse Day!

By Amy King

Tuesday, April 26th, is national Help a Horse Day! This day is in honor of the first-ever arrest for horse mistreatment in 1866 after ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse. As the only organization in Ventura County with Humane Officers investigating equine abuse and cruelty, this holiday holds a special place in our hearts. 

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22 Apr 2022

HSVC Welcomes Volunteers Back to the Shelter!

By Amy King

This week was Volunteer Appreciation week, so what better way to end the celebration than to finally start accepting volunteers back to our shelter! After two years of (not so) patiently waiting, the HSVC is thrilled to welcome back all our volunteers. We are so grateful for your patience through this pandemic, and we are happy to be at a place where we can start accepting volunteers back to our facility!

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21 Apr 2022

Thank you, Frank Salguero, for 32 Years of Service!

By Amy King

At the Humane Society of Ventura County, we are lucky to have dedicated and compassionate staff and volunteers and our longest-term team member has been both! Frank Salguero, a native of Ojai, began working for us in April of 1990 and after his retirement chose to volunteer with us 2-5 days a week. He has become a beloved member of the HSVC family over the years and we are truly grateful for his dedication. Thank you, Frank, for your 32 years of service to Ventura County’s homeless animals!

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19 Apr 2022

Mila Takes a Field Trip to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation!

By Amy King

Four-month-old Mila went on a field trip to visit our friends at the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) last Friday! SDF is a national nonprofit that recruits dogs from shelters across the country and trains them to be search and rescue dogs. They look specifically for young, high-energy breeds that demonstrate tenacity, boldness, and an excessive toy drive. While Mila didn't quite have what it takes to become a search dog, she still had a blast visiting the SDF campus and meeting their staff!

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18 Apr 2022

HSVC Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week!

By Amy King

This week we also celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week! As an organization founded by volunteers, these incredible individuals hold a special place in our hearts. We know our shelter would not be able to make a difference in the lives of so many animals in need without our dedicated volunteers!