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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.

Working Whiskers Program

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Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) cares for feral (wild) cats who would love to be put to work hunting rodents on your property! These cats are unsuitable to be house-pets but would flourish in a horse stable, warehouse, barn, garage, garden shed or other appropriate indoor/outdoor location.

All Working Whiskers cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, ear-tipped and vaccinated. You only need to provide daily food and water, protection from the elements and long-term vet care. After a short period of secure confinement to help with transition, the cat(s) should be acclimated to their new surroundings.

In return for your care, working cats will help keep rodents away from feed, grain and food storage areas. Not only will you enjoy watching these cats work, you will be providing them a much-needed home.

And, because these cats are already spayed or neutered, you won't have to worry about unwanted litters of kittens appearing!

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Working_Whiskers_Application2.0.jpgQuestions? Contact our Working Whiskers Coordinator at (805) 388-4357.

Thank you,
Ventura County Animal Services