The Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVC) has canceled its Santa Paws holiday photo-shoot event scheduled this Sunday, November 18, at its Ojai shelter, as its workers focus on emergency animal care in the wake of the Woolsey Fire. The HSVC has served all week as an evacuation center for animals displaced by the devastating Woolsey Fire, which is still burning in the region.

The HSVC’s second scheduled Santa Paws event, on Sunday, December 2, is set to go on as usual at the Ojai shelter, at 402 Bryant St. In addition to the photo shoot, the December 2 event also will include a bake sale and other attractions. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the HSVC’s Greg Cooper at or 805-646-6505, ext. 112.