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Laws & Ordinances

It is our responsibility as pet owners, to know, understand and abide by all laws and ordinances that apply to pet ownership.  Each city has different municipal codes that reference animals within city limits.  To find the ordinances that pertain to your city, please tap/click on the link below which corresponds to the city in which you live:

*Santa Paula residents, contact the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC) directly for service: (805) 525-8609 or

**Thousand Oaks residents, please contact Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control (Agoura Animal Shelter) for service:  (818) 991-0071.

Rooster Ordinance Information

Pets For Vets Act (Senate Bill 245)

Ventura County Animal Services is honored to support the Pets For Vets legislation. We are grateful to those who have served our country.  This bill does not cover the cost of a pet license.  PTSD:  Please alert our shelter staff if you, or anyone in your party, suffers from PTSD or any other condition which would make it difficult to be in proximity to loud noises.  We can confidentially arrange for a quiet area to meet the pets you are interested in.


Acceptable Driver License
Acceptable ID


Unacceptable ID Card
Unacceptable DD 214 Form



The VCAS.US website has been translated by Google Translate. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators. Translations are provided as a service to users of the VCAS.US website, and are provided “as is.” No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy, reliability, or correctness of any translations made from English into any other language. Some content (such as images, videos, Flash, etc.) may not be accurately translated due to the limitations of the translation software.

The official text is the English version of the website. Any discrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in the translated website, please refer to the English version of the website which is the official version. Ventura County Animal Services employs bilingual staff who are able to provide assistance.  Please call (805) 388-4341 or email

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