Holiday Season Hours:  Christmas Eve (Closing at 3:00pm), Christmas Day (Closed), New Year’s Eve (Closing at 3:00pm), New Year’s Day (Closed).

Ventura County Animal Services will be closed Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.  Lost and Found services remain available.

Disposal Services

Ventura County Animal Services has contracted with Guardian Angel After Care for animal disposal services.  VCAS can hold deceased animals at our facility, however animal owners will be expected to make all arrangements with Guardian.  This company can handle all animal sizes from livestock to small domestic pets and offers cremation services as well as clay paw prints and paper/ink pad paw prints.  Their rates and fees are determined by weight and are as follows:

Disposal only

Cremation with return of ashes

0-10 pounds


0-25 pounds


11-25 pounds


25-50 pounds


26-50 pounds


51-75 pounds


51-75 pounds


76-100 pounds


76-100 pounds


101-200 pounds


100+ pounds


201 - 600 pounds


600+ pounds


GuardianClay paw prints: $30
Paper/Ink pad paw prints and nose: $15

Urn selection and premium services available.  VCAS does not accept payment for these services.  Please contact Guardian for these and all details and arrangements including payment.


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