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OUR MISSION

To improve the lives of the animals in our care, be timely and compassionate in our responses, educate the public through community outreach and, provide for the health and safety of the citizens and animals of Ventura County.

CAMARILLO ANIMAL SHELTER:     CLOSED TO CASUAL VISITS.
SIMI VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER:   TEMPORARILY CLOSED.


STRAY ANIMALS:  Please call (805) 388-4341 before bringing in a stray dog.  Healthy cats and rabbits should remain in place.
SURRENDERED ANIMALS:  Please email keepmypet@ventura.org to schedule an appointment.
PET ADOPTIONS:  Please see the processes below on how to adopt dogs, cats, rabbits and other cute critters.
QUESTIONS?  Please email info@vcas.us or call (805) 388-4341.  
 
Dog Adoptions 2.0DOG ADOPTIONS (SCHEDULE ONLINE APPOINTMENT)
To adopt a dog, please schedule an appointment at www.vcas.us/scheduling.  If all appointment slots appear empty, then all available times have been taken.  Please return later to view available slots.  We only schedule adoption appointments two (2) weeks out.




OTHER SPECIES ADOPTIONS 2.0CRITTER ADOPTIONS (SCHEDULE ONLINE APPOINTMENT)
To adopt a cute critter, please schedule an appointment at www.vcas.us/scheduling.  If all appointment slots appear empty, then all available times have been taken.  Please return later to view available slots.  We only schedule adoption appointments two (2) weeks out.




RABBIT ADOPTIONS 2.0RABBIT ADOPTIONS (SEND EMAIL)
To adopt an adorable rabbit, please email 
VCASbunnybrigade@gmail.com with the name or ID number of the rabbit you are interested in.





Cat and Kitten adoptions 2.0CAT/KITTEN ADOPTIONS (ADOPT IN-PERSON AT THE CAMARILLO SHELTER)
•  Adoptions on a first-come, first-served basis Tues. - Sun. from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
•  Masks required.
•  Only 2 (two) members of a party (including children) will be allowed to enter the facility.
•  Only cats or kittens who are available for adoption on a given day can be adopted.
•  Adoptions may end prior to 4:00pm if all available cats and kittens have been adopted.
•  We are unable to place holds on animals.  If you meet a cat/kitten you would like to adopt, you must be able to take them home that day. 

•  Beginning Tuesday, July 21st:  To avoid a crowd at 2:00pm, a sign-up sheet will be available at 9:00am to hold your place in line.  You do not need to wait around until we open at 2:00pm, but be back at the shelter by 1:45pm to ensure you're here for your appointment.  When you return, please remain in your car.  You will receive a TEXT MESSAGE when it's your turn to meet an adorable cat or kitten.  If you are not here when you are texted, we will skip your name and go to the next person.


TNR Surgical Services Reinstated:
TNR
Effective Sunday, July 26th, 2020, VCAS will be reinstating TNR surgeries on a limited basis.  Trappers please CLICK HERE to schedule your own appointments.  The surgery schedule will consist of four (4) appointment slots each day, Tuesday - Friday, for a total of 16 cats per week.  Trappers can schedule surgeries up to 15 hours prior to drop-off and are able to cancel appointments up to one (1) hour before their scheduled appointment.  Those who miss their appointment will need to reschedule on their own.  Cats must arrive in a humane trap, as carriers or other enclosures will not be accepted.  TNR cats will not be staying at the shelter overnight, thus drop-off and pick-up times occur on the same day.

Drop-off times:           Pick-up times:
7:30am - 7:45am           4:00pm - 4:15pm
7:45am - 8:00am           4:15pm - 4:30pm
8:00am - 8:15am           4:30pm - 4:45pm
8:15am - 8:30am           4:45pm - 5:00pm

If you have questions or need assistance, please email us at info@vcas.us.  Thank you.



EVENT UPDATE:

Cancelled Event
August 6th Vaccination Clinic Cancelled:  
At this time, we are cancelling our August 6th Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic at Fire Station #51 in Oxnard.  We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation and if we are able to host additional vaccination clinics, we will announce them on Facebook.





FOSTER OPPORTUNITY:
Large Breed Dogs
As many of you know, VCAS has put a temporary hold on accepting new fosters due to COVID-19.  Although this is still true, we are able to accept a limited number of new foster parents for certain dogs who we currently do not have foster parents available for. These are dogs most in need of foster!  We need fosters for LARGE BREED DOGS ONLY at this time!

• We need fosters who are excited about helping a shelter dog! This may include some basic training, structured environments, and a willingness to learn about the unique needs of long-term shelter dogs as they transition into loving homes.
• We need foster homes where the foster dog can be the ONLY pet in the home, or where they can be kept separate from the other pets in the home for at least a 2-3 weeks while you get to know them.
• We need foster homes who are able to take in Husky, Pitbull, and Shepherd type dogs
• We need foster homes who can commit to 3 weeks or more with their foster dog (dogs may be returned at any time if something comes up, but we ask that you begin with the intention of fostering for at least 3 weeks)
• We ask that you help us get your foster dog adopted! This can be achieved with as little as just having fun with your foster dogs and taking lots of pictures and notes to share or promoting them on your own social media to help them find forever homes.


If you are interested in fostering, and you think you may be able to foster the types of dogs at VCAS who need fosters right now, please visit www.vcas.us/foster to complete an application and sign up for a foster meet and greet. 


hrs rhdv v5URGENT INFORMATION FOR RABBIT OWNERS!
Deadly rabbit disease detected in California, unrelated to COVID-19.
No danger to humans or other pets such as dogs or cats.

TAP/CLICK here to learn how to protect your rabbits.






Alley Cat Allies Logo$4,000 Grant Award Received!
Ventura County Animal Services was recently awarded a $4,000 Emergency Grant through our friends at Alley Cat Allies.  This grant helps buy cat and kitten food for those in need in response to the Coronavirus.  To learn more about the Alley Cat Allies, visit www.alleycat.org.  #thankyoualleycatallies 


Maddies Fund
$5,000 Grand Award Received!
Ventura County Animal Services was recently awarded a $5,000 "Foster Care Stimulus Grant" from Maddie's Fund to help bolster our life-saving efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.  This grant will help purchase mission-critical food and supplies for the nearly 3,000 who enter our foster program each year. This is all made possible #ThanksToMaddie!





WANT TO HELP?

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Monetary donations:  www.vcas.us/donate


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