The month of April is nationally recognized as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Did you know more than 10 million animals die each year from abuse in the United States alone? The Humane Society of Ventura County works tirelessly year-round to combat this heartbreaking statistic.
We have the only two Humane Officers in Ventura County who investigate reports of cruelty, abuse, and neglect of animals. Our Humane Officers and Humane Educator provide education to the public on how to properly care for and interact with pets and wildlife. The shelter functions as a safe environment for homeless, neglected, or abused animals in need. Our Pet Food Bank and HSVC Cares programs offer free dog and cat food to low-income pet owners so no animal goes hungry. Finally, our Spay/Neuter Clinic promotes low-cost to no-cost spay/neuter services to reduce pet overpopulation in our community.
“As a compassionate care shelter, it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to protect animals in need. Animal cruelty comes in many forms and education is the best way to prevent abuse and neglect. The HSVC is dedicated to the health, safety, and protection of all animals throughout Ventura County,” said Jeff Hoffman, Director of Investigations at the HSVC.
Please join us in celebrating Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month by raising awareness about important issues facing animals. Spread the word online and be sure to tag us @hsvc_ojai on Instagram or @hsvc.ojai on Facebook. You may also support our efforts in protecting animals in need by visiting our website and making a donation to the HSVC. For more ways to help raise awareness, visit the ASPCA website.