Ventura County Animal Services brings pet adoption services to East County

Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) recently expanded its animal adoption program to East Ventura County. The agency, which houses and cares for hundreds of homeless animals at the main VCAS shelter in Camarillo, now offers daily dog and cat adoptions at their Simi Valley shelter location.

“We are thrilled with the instant success of our Simi Valley pet adoption program,” said Donna Gillesby, interim VCAS director. “Since last June, over on hundred East County families have opened their hearts and taken home a new family member.”

In the 1990’s, VCAS offered adoption services out of the Simi Valley shelter until budget cuts in 1996, forced them to discontinue the program. Last June, in an effort to increase the availability of adoptable animals, the agency resumed East County pet adoptions.

“We initially offered Simi Valley adoptions only on the weekends but the response was so positive that the program has now expanded to be a daily service,” said Gillesby. “Every dog and cat waiting in Simi Valley is well socialized, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go home on the very same day.”

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