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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.

Report Card

Transparency is very important to us at Ventura County Animal Services. This page is dedicated to providing statistics regarding the intake and outcome of nearly 13,000 animals who enter our shelter system each year. These reports, however, do not include statistics such as number of animals confiscated, or number of animals in our safe-keeping or safe-haven programs. A full report, including all statistics we track, will be made available in our end-of-year report.

We have published two reports:

The Asilomar Report only reports income and outcome data on dogs and cats along with their live release rate, a percentage of live outcomes. The report does not highlight the hard work or dozens of innovative programs we have created to enrich the lives of our animalsThe Monthly Report attempts to illustrate the gravity of what is accomplished each month at VCAS, but it falls short in many areas. For example, it does not highlight programs such as our Rescue Readers program where children read to shelter pets, or our amazing Bunny Brigade, who are a 100% volunteer-based group who care for our cherished rabbits from intake to outcome.

We encourage you to get to know the people and pets behind the data. Visit our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages. Watch a video. Read a story. Or better yet, come and join the village! Become a Volunteer and give love and attention directly to the animals in our care. Become a Foster parent and make a difference by bringing a shelter pet into your loving home.
UPDATE: In late 2018, early 2019, we evaluated the statistics we publish monthly and discovered a few metrics that were not accurately accounted for. Mainly it was animals in our Foster Care Program. We have since scrubbed our data and now have full confidence in its integrity.
If you have any questions regarding our data, or anything else, please ask. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Ventura County Animal Services

VCAS Annual Report for 2019

Annual Report  Front Cover

Monthly Statistics For 2020:

Monthly Statistics For 2019:

Monthly Statistics For 2018:

Statistics For 2017:

Monthly Statistics For 2016:

Monthly Statistics For 2015:

Monthly Statistics For 2014:

2013-2014 Statistics
2012-2013 Statistics
2010-2011 Statistics
2008-2009 Statistics
jan-may 2009 vcas animal stats

Annual Comparison Reports:
2016 - 2017 Statistics Per Species

2017 Visual Report Card

Supporting Documents:
What is your Rate? (Live Release Rate explained)

Visuals & Infographics:

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