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There’s an urgent need for dogs in Ventura County to be adopted or fostered

Camarillo Animal Shelter is over capacity at 117%
Ventura County Animal Services
Camarillo Animal Shelter is over capacity at 117%

Dog kennels at Camarillo animal shelter are over capacity.

12-20 dogs are usually taken in per day at the animal shelter in Camarillo. But now, they say they are seeing a surge in animal surrenders and more dogs coming in, than going out.

"Our dog kennels are full," said Randy Friedman from Ventura County Animal Services. He said the need for adoptions and foster families for dogs is urgent because they are over capacity at 117%.

"If they can bring an animal into their home on a temporary basis, that would help us temporarily relieve some of the stress on the kennel [space] and make room for in-coming animals," he said.

"We have to accept every animal in our care. It's not like we can say, 'we are full, we can't take you,'" he said.

Fees are waived for dog adoptions at the Camarillo and Simi Valley shelters until May 28.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 10 Golden Mike Awards, 5 Los Angeles Press Club Awards, 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for eleven years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.