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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.

Areas We Serve

Our service area includes most of incorporated and all of the unincorporated areas of Ventura County with the following exceptions:
  • If you live within the city limits of Thousand Oaks, call Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control (Agoura shelter) at 818-991-0071 for all assistance and services.
  • If you live within the city limits of Santa Paula, call Santa Paula Animal Control, a division of the Police Department, at 805-933-4287 for all animal services except the reporting of biting animals.
  • If you live within the city limits of Oxnard, call Oxnard Animal Safety, a division of the Police Department, at 805-385-7640 for all services and complaints except the reporting of animal bites.
  • If you live within the city limits of Moorpark and wish to report nuisance animals, leash law violations, or code violations contact the Animal and Vector Control Division at 805-517-6267 for service during regular business hours.

Impounded animals from all areas except the City of Thousand Oaks are housed at one of our facilities. Animal bites, quarantines, rabies exposures etc. from all areas except Thousand Oaks are handled by Ventura County Animal Services Department.

Animal licenses are sold by the agencies that handle animal control with the exception of the City of Moorpark. If you live in the areas mentioned above, please call your local animal control agency, police department, or city hall or follow the links above for license fees and requirements.