This Saturday, April 27th, 2024, 11am-4pm at the Community Center Park East – 800 Hobson Way in Oxnard.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

Lost & Found


Sadly, some animals enter our shelter deceased.  You can search our list of deceased animals to see descriptions and locations of deceased animals.


All animals arriving at Ventura County Animal Services are scanned for a microchip implant.  If your pet’s microchip is registered with your current contact information, we will make every attempt to contact you.  We call phone numbers on tags and research license number.  We email and send letters if that information is available.  Animals arriving without ID are placed on a 5-day stray hold.  Animals arriving with ID tags or a microchip are placed on a 7-day stray hold.  After a stray hold has ended, the animal may be made available for adoption.


INDOOR-ONLY CATS:  If your cat is an indoor-only cat, they will typically stay close to home and may only travel 50 yards, about 2.5 house lengths away.  After dark, get a flashlight and slowly search the bushes around your house.  Cats instinctively hide, even if you call them.  If they are there, you’ll see their eyes reflect the light.  Ask neighbors if you can check their backyards after dark, too.  Look under decks and in bushes.

OUTDOOR-ACCESS CATS:  Cats who have outdoor-access are typically found 344 yards away or 17 house lengths away.  Another reminder to keep your cats indoors.

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