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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.

Financial & Other Domestic Issues

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Domestic Abuse Assistance

Are you staying in an abusive relationship for fear of what may happen to your pet if you leave? We can help you. VCAS has a foster network called “Safe Haven” that helps care for your pet while you look for alternative housing because many motels don’t accept pets. Please contact our Pet Retention Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your information will remain anonymous.

RedRover offers financial assistance (grants) for victims of domestic violence and their pets through its Safe Escape program.

Facing Foreclosure
Losing your home is a very stressful time. Please know that there is help for homeowners struggling to keep their beloved pets. Foreclosure Pets can help you find a pet-friendly place to live, temporarily adopt out your pet until you get back on your feet or help you find a permanent home for your pet. Click here for a list of Boarding Facilities in Ventura County.

Military Deployment
If you or a family member are being deployed and are in need of temporary re-homing services, please contact the following sources:
Dogs on Deployment
Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet
Sugarland Ranch

Housing/Moving with your pet
Having to move can be very stressful, but it doesn’t mean that you have to give up your pets. Find a pet-friendly new home:
Pet-Friendly Apartment List for Ventura County.
Zumper - Pet friendly apartment search engine
Keep Your Pet.com - Pit Bull friendly insurance companies
Amica
Auto-Owners Insurance
Einhorn Insurance
State Farm Insurance
United States Liability Insurance Group
USAA

Ventura County Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics sponsored by VCAS!
Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) offers a series of low-cost vaccination and microchip clinics at new locations each month. Here is a list of our Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Local:
California Department of Social Services Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) Program: Statewide (provides monthly stipend to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog)
Mercy Crusade’s Spay and Neuter Clinic: Oxnard (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)
Pet Assistance Foundation: Multiple Locations, Southern California (spay/neuter assistance for dogs, cats, and rabbits)
Pet Orphans of Southern California: Van Nuys (veterinary care assistance)
The Sam Simon Foundation: Los Angeles (free surgery for non-orthopedic procedures; free spay/neuter operations, including vaccinations, flea control, deworming, nail trims, and antibiotics)
Spay Neuter Animal Network (SPAN): Ventura (spay/neuter assistance)

Nationwide:
The Big Hearts Fund: for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease
Brown Dog Foundation: prescription medications
Canine Cancer Awareness
Care Credit: Provides a line of credit to parents of pets in need of veterinary care. Online application.
Cats In Crisis
Companion Bridge: an online community for those with animals that require significant medical care to solicit physical, emotional, and financial help
CorgiAid: Financial assistance for Corgi and Corgi-mixes
The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund
Fetch a Cure: Support and assistance for pets with cancer
Friends of Animals: Provides assistance and certificates for low-cost spay/neuter programs
The Gandalf Fund: financial assistance for working and retired assistance dogs in the event of catastrophic illness or accidental injury.
God’s Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity
HandicappedPets: Support for handicapped and special needs pets.
Harley’s Hope: services for low-income pet owners, service animals, seniors, and pets living in short-term foster care.
Hearts United for Animals
IMOM
Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation: for pets under the care of a board-certified veterinary oncologist.
Labrador Lifeline: Financial assistance for owners of Labrador Retrievers
Land of Pure Gold Foundation: financial aid for Working Dogs (Assistance, Detection, Search & Rescue, Enforcement, Military and Animal-Assisted Therapy Dogs) who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Magic Bullet Fund: cancer-specific
The Mosby Fund
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
Paws 4 A Cure
The Perseus Foundation: support for pets diagnosed with cancer
Petkey: worldwide lost & found pet recovery database.
The Pet Fund
Pets of the Homeless: pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless
Pit Bull Rescue Central: resource for owners and caretakers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and any mixes thereof.
The Riedel & Cody Fund: for pets suffering with cancer
RedRover Relief
Rose’s Fund
Shakespeare Animal Fund
Special Needs Dobermans: Financial assistance for senior and special needs Doberman Pinschers.
Tipper & Squirt Care for Cushings Fund: financial assistance for families struggling to pay medical care costs associated with Cushing’s disease.
Top Dog Foundation “Bentley Grant”: for senior dogs
Vetary: Provide simplified financing/credit to owners of pets needing veterinary care, instant online approval.