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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
Governor Insurance
State Farm Insurance
United States Liability Insurance Group
USAA

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics
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 the 2017 Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics.