In just two months, ten-year-old Archer has come a long way. After being rescued in the field by our Humane Officers on October 17th, Archer had a long road to recovery, and as of today has regained approximately 200 pounds. Not only has his health greatly improved but so have his spirits and Archer enjoys attention from staff and volunteers.
The Officers who rescued Archer have since filed animal cruelty charges against the owner with the Deputy District Attorney's office and we are awaiting the outcome. In the meantime, Archer will remain under our care and will eventually be available for adoption into a home that can meet his needs.
Besides Archer, 6 other horses and seven dogs were rescued from the same property. The Humane Society of Ventura County is not only committed to the health and wellbeing of each of these animals but also justice for the severe neglect they experienced.
The Humane Society of Ventura County is the only agency in Ventura County that employs Humane Officers. Humane Officers are provided with extensive training in animal husbandry and investigating animal cruelty and neglect cases. Officers up-hold Penal Codes, Health and Safety codes, and many other codes that pertain to abuse, neglect, and cruelty to animals.
If you witness or suspect any instances of abuse or neglect in the Ventura County area please notify our investigators at (805) 656-5031 or 646-6505. All information is kept confidential.