ALERT:  Excessive HEAT WARNING for Ventura County!  Keep pets indoors with 24/7 access to fresh, cool water.  Walk animals during twilight hours when the sun is not above.  Do not take animals on errands where you will need to leave them in the car.  

Report Animal Abuse/Neglect

Animal cruelty encompasses behavior harmful to animals ranging from neglect to physical abuse and malicious killing.  Most cruelty investigations often reveal unintentional neglect, rather than intentional abuse.  Such situations can be resolved through education.  Intentional cruelty or abuse is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care.  Intention abuse is maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating, or killing of an animal.  Use the form below to report a case of animal abuse or neglect.  You can submit the report anonymously if you wish.  If you prefer to mail-in a paper report, please print this page, complete it to the best of your ability, and mail to:

Ventura County Animal Services
Attn:  Humane Officer
600 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

Please note:  Animal cruelty does not include disturbances such as barking dogs or loud cats.  For these complaints, please click here to complete a nuisance complaint form.   If you are witnessing an emergency situation and an animal’s life is in immediate danger, please call (805) 388-4341.

Thank you for caring for the welfare of animals in our community!

Animal Abuse or Neglect Form

Please complete this form to the best of your ability.  An incomplete form may lead to the inability to respond to this issue in a timely manner.  If you choose to include your name and contact information, please know that it will remain anonymous.  At the end of this form, we ask for you to upload photos or video as evidence of abuse or neglect.  Please do not put yourself in harm’s way to capture footage.

TRANSLATE DISCLAIMER

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 info@vcas.us.

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