Success Stories

  • A New Home for Toby!

    Posted by · October 06, 2015 11:01 AM


    Congratulations to Hank, now named Toby, on his new life with Curt and Viollette Menefee! Toby, came in as a stray about two weeks ago and was never claimed. Toby is definitely an unusual mix, our best guess being a Welsh Corgi and French Bulldog mix. He was a happy guy from the get-go and this little guy could move on those tiny legs. 

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  • Happy Tails to Scooter!

    Posted by · September 30, 2015 11:53 AM


    Another wonderful success story! This little buddy is Scooter. Scooter had a rough start when he first arrived at the shelter when he was only 8 weeks old. Scooter was very ill and for a while there it did not look good. We featured Scooter and his story for our Five Dollar Friday, an opportunity for our community to help raise funds when situations such as these arise. Our supporters were so taken by our fragile little Scooter and the funds were quickly raised to get him healthy again. Scooter stayed at the Vet's for almost two weeks!

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  • A Home For Odin!

    Posted by · September 29, 2015 12:29 PM


    We have big news! The HSVC is happy to inform our supporters that Odin, our resident tri-paw has found his forever home! Odin and his story is one we will never forget.  We are sure many of you will recognize his smiling face if you have visited the shelter in the past 5 months. It seems like ages ago since Odin was brought to the shelter by our Humane Officers after responding to a call from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department regarding a dog with an exposed bone in his foot that has was eating away at. When Humane Officers arrived on the scene, they saw Odin tied to the fence with no food, water, or shelter. Odin was taken directly to a veterinarian by our Officers and after examination it was evident the leg would need to be amputated.

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  • A Wonderful Life for Nelson

    Posted by · September 04, 2015 3:29 PM


    We are so happy for Nelson on his new life with Kiesha and Jaya! Nelson is about 9 years old and was transferred from Ventura County Animal Services a little over a month ago with his buddy Willie (who just found his forever home last week).

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  • Happy Tails To Tubs!

    Posted by · August 31, 2015 8:30 PM


    We are so happy for our friend Tubs who went to his forever home a few days ago! Tubs is a Rottweiler and Beagle mix who had been at the shelter for over 2 months. 

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    Posted by · August 11, 2015 10:23 AM


    Congratulations to Gem on her new forever home! Gem arrived at the shelter on June 19th. with her brother Dusty. Gem was very timid at first and unsure of her new environment. However with kindness and patience from our great volunteers and staff she began to warm up quickly, she even made lots of new doggy friends!

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  • Jean Grey Goes Home!

    Posted by · August 04, 2015 1:21 PM


    We have good news! Jean Grey has found her forever home! Last week a wonderful family adopted her. Jean Grey first arrived at the shelter as a kitten on September 25th of last year with quite a few of her siblings. Her brothers and sisters found new homes very quickly, however Jean Grey was timid and ended up being overlooked over and over again. Jean Grey grew up in our kitten room and when she was big enough moved in with the adult cats. She made lots of feline friends but was never quite sure of humans.

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  • Congratulations Oliver!

    Posted by · July 27, 2015 9:30 PM


    Congratulations to Chico (now named Oliver) for winning the golden ticket when it comes to a new forever family! You may recognize Kali Brooks (second from right) from all her hard work she does for both shelter animals and animals in need through out the Ojai area.

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  • A New Home For Copper!

    Posted by · July 20, 2015 9:30 PM


    We have another wonderful adoption story for you! Many of you have followed the story of our dear friend Copper who was brought to the shelter on December 09, 2014 by our Humane Officers with 5 other horses. They were all extremely emaciated and needed medical care. Copper was especially in poor condition due to being unable to retract his male extremity. After months of working with Copper to improve his condition it was determined that he would have to surgery.

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    Posted by · July 13, 2015 12:55 PM


    More good news! Today our beautiful Brown Betty went home to the nicest family! Brown Betty was brought to the shelter by our Humane Officers on December 09, 2014 with 5 other horses and 4 cattle. 

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