The Humane Society of Ventura County sends a huge Thank You to all of the volunteers who have donated their time in the last few weeks to help care for the animals displaced by the Woolsey and Hill fires.
From horses to chickens and even a tortoise, the HSVC has had many different animals in our care who needed feeding, cleaning, and love. Over a hundred unique volunteers came to the shelter to help clean horse stalls, feed the animals, and help prepare enclosures for arriving animals. With so many animals in our care, we could not have done this without the support and generosity of the general public as well as our regular volunteers. Many of our volunteers were local to Ventura County, but some came from as far away as Arizona! We had many people reach out from out of the state and we have no words for how much it means to have so many people offering support and encouragement.
Even the holidays did not stop people from wanting to volunteer. On Thanksgiving morning, a wonderful group of volunteers arrived at the shelter bright and early to help feed, clean, and even give out fresh apples to our horses! It was a perfect way to start the holiday season.
However, our work is far from done! with still over 200 evacuee animals in our care, we are still in need of volunteers. We invite anyone interested in volunteering to contact our volunteer coordinator for more information. For those wishing to work with the horses please note you must be 18 years or older and have had 2 years of horse experience.
From all of us at the Humane Society of Ventura County, Thank you!