How to Identify Stray and Feral Cats


Spring is here and we all know what that means……KITTIES! There are many homeless cats on the prowl and we are often asked how to tell the difference between “feral” cats and “stray” cats in your neighborhood. Knowing how to tell the difference can help inform you how best to interact with a cat or what type of intervention would be in the cat’s best interest.

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This handsome fella is Sully. Sully is a 2 year old, medium hair, tuxedo cat. He came to the Humane Society on January 24th, 2015 when his previous owners moved away and left him behind. Because of this we do not have any information on his past. When he first arrived at he shelter he was very shy and would hide from the public. 

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Chili's Fundraiser - May 7th!



On Thursday, May 7th, Chili's in Oxnard will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Ventura County. Just present this flyer when you order your meal and 15% of your bill will be donated to animals in need throughout Ventura County!



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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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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai