Ventura County Humane Animal Rescue Team, or VC HART, is comprised of HSVC staff who have experience in and training for evacuations during natural disasters. We have a fleet of two trucks and two stock trailers. The team consists of Humane Officers, Veterinary Assistants, Equine Specialists, Media and Marketing personnel, and Shelter Directors. VC HART has assisted with evacuations from multitudes of natural disasters over the years.

The equipment, training, and readiness of VC HART to assist in evacuations are funded entirely by our community. The Humane Society of Ventura County is not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States and does not receive any funding from federal, state, or local government. If you would like to make a contribution to our disaster preparedness and evacuation efforts, please visit our website to donate. Thank you for your support!


Most recent wildfires in our county:

Name Year County  Acres Burned  Duration  Structures Destroyed Animals Evacuated to HSVC
Easy & Maria Fire  2019 Ventura 9,999 6 days 4 284
Hill & Woolsey Fire  2018 Ventura, Los Angeles  100,994 combined 13 days  1,643 270
Thomas Fire  2017  Ventura, Santa Barbara  298,893  40 days  1,0630 300