Humane Society of Ventura County 86th Birthday Bash and Open House
OPEN HOUSE: Celebrating 86 Years of Service to Ventura County
The Humane Society of Ventura County invites the public to come out on Saturday, June 9, and get a behind-the-scenes look at its Ojai animal shelter, learn more about its programs and meet the people who run it.
The HSVC’s annual “Birthday Bash and Open House” will honor its 86 years of nonprofit service to the community. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 at the Ojai facility, at 402 Bryant St.
Visitors that day can interact with the animals – who of course will be available for adoption – tour the kennels and clinic, meet the staff, and learn about volunteer opportunities. Bring the whole family to enjoy refreshments, take part in a treasure hunt and learn more about how YOU can make a difference in the lives of animals in need.
Humane educator Robin Satnick will offer a variety of activities for children along with information on responsible pet ownership. Humane officers will be available to discuss ways we all can help protect animals throughout the county.
Firefly Ceramics will once again be on hand, with its special Tiles for Tails program. For a $25 donation benefiting the HSVC’s new kennels, you can design your own tile that will be permanently displayed on site at the shelter.
Additional event sponsors include Starbucks Ojai and Walmart Oxnard.
Founded in 1932, the HSVC opened its Ojai shelter in 1982. Here’s some of what the compassionate care facility has accomplished in 36 years:
· 18,000 dogs, cats, horses and other animals have been adopted out of the shelter.
· 70,000 alteration surgeries on dogs and cats have been done in its spay and neuter clinic.
· 20,000 cases have been investigated by humane officers of the HSVC.
· 10,000 classroom visits have been made by its humane officers.
· 500 awareness presentations have been made for civic groups and community organizations.
· 500 community outreach events have taken place.
“The Humane Society of Ventura County has accomplished quite a bit, when you add the numbers up,” said Greg Cooper, Director of Community Outreach for the HSVC. “Considering our meager budget as a private nonprofit, the HSVC continues to provide valuable services to Ventura County in an extraordinary way.”
For more event information, call 805-646-6505. For more on the HSVC, visit www.hsvc.org.