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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.

VCAS in the News


Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) is very fortunate to have the support of our local news outlets. We depend on the media to help disseminate new lifesaving programs and current events. If you would like to speak with the Marketing Manager of Ventura County Animal Services, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject "Media and Marketing". Enjoy the news!


March 20, 2017: Editorial: Help animal shelters build on their success (Ventura County Star)

March 18, 2017: Helpful Honda Pet Adoptions Comes to Ventura County (SoCal Honda Dealers)

March 14, 2017: Ohana staff training benefits rescues at VCAS (Ohana Pet Hospital)

March 1, 2017: Animal Services Selected For Prestrigious Apprenticeship Grant (Ventura County News Channel)

February 3, 2017: A Round of a-'paws' for rescue gear (Simi Valley Acorn)

January 13, 2017: Program unleashes options for dogs, inmates (Ventura County Star)

January 13, 2017: Program lets inmates rehabilitate shelter dogs (Thousand Oaks Acorn)

January 9, 2017: Ventura County Pet Owners Can Get Help During Disasters (KCLU)

January 6, 2017: County needs foster homes for animals (Ventura County Star)



December 29, 2016: PAWsitive Steps Program Pairs At-Risk Youth With Ventura County Shelter Dogs (VC-News Channel)

December 16, 2016: Detention Services to Launch Inmate Canine Training Program (Ventura County Sheriff's Office)

November 19, 2016: Briefs: Holiday events, dinners and pet adoption set (Ventura County Star)

November 7, 2016: Dog Missing for 10 Years Reunited With Owner (NBC4)

September 17, 2016: Photos show Nuclear Tragedy's toll on pets (Ventura County Star)

September 7, 2016: Cats Cradle watches over Port of Hueneme's feral felines (Ventura County Star)

August 12, 2016: Oxnard Salsa Dancing Fundraising Totals Announced (Ventura County Star)

July 31, 2016: Too many cats spoil the port, Hueneme residents say (Ventura County Star)

July 29, 2016: Impounded Pit Bull Has Recored of Attacks (Simi Valley Acorn)

July 25, 2016: Oxnard Council to consider possible sale of River Ridge Fields (Ventura County Star)

July 15, 2016: Pet Store Under Investigation (Simi Valley Acorn)

July 13, 2016: Medical examiner investigator keeps job but is reassigned to animal cases (Ventura County Star)

July 18, 2016: New Program [Pet Retention] Helps People Keep Their Pets (KEYT-3)

June 23, 2016: Bobcat Family Spotted in Moorpark Backyard (ABC7 News)

June 17, 2016: County shelter battle overcrowding (Simi Valley Acorn)

June 9, 2016: Some South Coast Animal Shelters Facing Unprecedented Overcrowding Crisis (KCLU)

June 8, 2016: Animal Shelter's Capacity Forces Tough Decisions (Ventura County Star)

April 8, 2016: Renovations begin at Animal Shelter (Simi Valley Acorn)

April 5, 2016: Renovation bring monthlong closure of Simi Valley Animal Shelter(Ventura County Star)

April 5, 2016: Port Hueneme council reaffirms commitment to lifeguards (Ventura County Star)

March 31, 2016: Simi Animal Shelter Closing During Construction (Ventura County Star)

March 30, 2016: Press Release: VCAS Simi Valley Location Gets an Upgrade! [Press Release]

March 25, 2016: No-Fee Pet Adoptions, Easter Eggstravaganza (Moorpark Acorn)

March 15, 2016: Crowded animal shelters need help from public. (Ventura County Star)

March 10, 2016: Ventura County's homeless bring in their pets for free shots, licenses.(Ventura County Star)

March 10, 2016: Pets need homes at Camarillo, Simi Valley animal shelters are full (Ventura County Star)

February 21, 2016: Ventura County Star reports on PET-A-PALOOZA 2016(Ventura County Star)

February 19, 2016: EAGLE SCOUT: Animal lover finds reward in helping dogs and cats without homes. (Camarillo Acorn)

February 17, 2016: Ventura County Aniaml Services interview  (CitySceneTV)

February 2, 2016: K9 Nose Work for Shelter Dogs - Enrichment for Both Ends of the Leash (Dog Star Daily)


December 4, 2015: Black Friday: "County Reaches Record Pet Adoptions" (Simi Valley Acorn)

December 1, 2015: Santa To The Sea KICK OFF EVENT (Ventura County Star)

November 28, 2015: Finding Rover Launch! (Press Release)

November 21, 2015: Pet Adoption Day at Camarillo Premium Outlets (SoCal City Kids)

November 14, 2015: Vets With Pets; "Vets sit for portraits with pets in Camarillo"(Ventura County Star)

October 15, 2015: New Program Intended to Keep Adopted Pets From Being Returned (Camarillo Acorn)

September 9, 2015: Mutilated Dog Found in Simi Valley (Press Release)

July 28, 2015: Hahn-Block Family Foundation donates $100,000 in matching funds. (Press Release)

July 26, 2015: 11th Annual Adopt-A-Thon (Press Release)

July 7, 2015: Shelter Hit Record High (Ventura County Star)

June 15, 2015: Pit Crew Launch Party at Ventura Harley-Davidson (Press Release)

May 22, 2015: The Puppy Playground [at Simi Valley Shelter] is Now Open (Simi Valley Acorn)

May 16, 2015: Theresa's Country Feed and Pet donated $10,000. Puppy Playground at Simi Valley (Ventura County Health Care Agency)

March 15, 2015: Safe Harbor Program: Provides Foster Care for Pets of Abused Spouses (Press Release)

February 12, 2015: $5K Reward Offered For Information in Santa Paula Dog Abuse Case (CBS Los Angeles)

February 12, 2015: [VIDEO] Shocking Animal Cruelty in Ventura County (KEYT-3)

February 5, 2015: Kelli Hipple works with Ventura County Fire Department to help free juvenile raccoon (Ventura County Fire Department)

February 12, 2015: Disturbing Animal Cruelty Case in Ventura County (KEYT-3)

January 30, 2015:  Karaoke Night Benefits Homeless Pets Homeless Pets (Camarillo Acorn)

January 23, 2015: County Shelters Celebrate No-Kill Status (Simi Valley Acorn)

January 23, 2015: Her Birthday Present Was the Gift of Kindness (Camarillo Acorn)

January 16, 2015: Adopt a Furry Friend for Half-Price (Moorpark Acorn)

January 16, 2015: Ambassadors to check up on pet owners (Camarillo Acorn)

January 9, 2015: Animal Services Seeking Volunteers (Simi Valley Acorn)


September 13, 2014: VCAS to Canvass for Pet Licenses in Ventura (Press Release)

September 4, 2014: VCAS Launches New Auto-Citation Program (Press Release)

June 9, 2014: VC-Lost Pets Twitter Page Helps Owners Find Lost Pets Fast (Press Release)

Undated: VCAS Introduces Mobile Phone Apps (Press Release)