With the extreme fire danger that comes in October, we’re preparing, as we do every year, to be transformed, should the need arise, into a temporary home for animals across the region who are displaced by wildfires.

This year, we’re hosting a volunteer day open to the public on Sunday, Oct. 1, to organize and set up extra kennels and other enclosures.

Anyone 16 years and older is welcome to come pitch in, anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai. We’re also seeking donations of temporary pet kennels and crates.

“We hope that we will never need the extra kennel space for evacuated animals, but we’d rather be ready and not need it than be left short in the event of an emergency,” said Greg Cooper, Director of Community Outreach for the HSVC.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and help us with everything from daily animal care to emergency preparedness,” said Amanda Volden, the HSVC Volunteer Coordinator.

Open to the public, 16 years old and over. Please make sure to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Sunscreen, gloves, and a hat are highly recommended!

When: Sunday, Oct. 1
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Humane Society of Ventura County, 402 Bryant St., Ojai
Details: Anyone at least 16 years old is invited to help organize and set up emergency kennels at the HSVC shelter.
Also: The shelter is accepting donations of pet kennels and crates, which can be dropped off during the volunteer event.
For more information: Call 805-646-6505, ext. 112, or email [email protected]

Writing credit: Julie Price

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