About Us

Our Mission
Our mission is to make a difference in the pet overpopulation problem by rescuing and re-homing abandoned animals in the Simi Valley Community as well as the greater Ventura and Los Angeles County areas. In working with local animal shelters, veterinarians, and other rescue groups, we locate animals most in need of care. While in our foster care, we ensure animals are properly fed and exercised, spay/neutered, microchipped and have high quality medical attention.

Our History

Animal Rescue Volunteers (ARV), Inc. is a non-profit organization that began in 1994. We are volunteers who love animals and wish to make a difference. ARV is a well respected, long-standing organization that provides this service to the Simi Valley Community as well as the larger Ventura and Los Angeles County areas.

What we do
We work with local animal shelters, veterinarians, and other rescue groups to locate animals most in need of care. We then place the animals in foster homes, (we always need more foster homes!). We take our animals to local veterinarians and nurse them back to health, if needed, before presenting them at our weekly adoptions.

Goal
Decrease animal overpopulation and euthanasia rates in the greater Los Angeles area by expanding our pet spay/neuter program working with local veterinarians. 190,000 animals die in Los Angeles and Ventura County shelters each year. We want to make a difference in bringing this number down. We also want to educate the public on the brutal realities of puppy mills and dissuade the public from unknowingly contributing to their existence.

Our Accomplishments
ARV has been instrumental in the adoption of over 5,000 animals since 1994. We continually provide veterinary care for rescued animals such as assistance for broken jaws, hip and leg fractures, and upper respiratory illnesses, cancer treatments, mange, vision impairment, infections, and heart problems while they are awaiting adoption. We even bought a pacemaker for ARV's mascot, who is no longer with us. We provide animal "well-care" such as shots and grooming. To date we have provided over $250,000 for this care.

Mailing Address ONLY*
ANIMAL RESCUE VOLUNTEERS INCORPORATED
1464 Madera Rd #N350
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Email us at staff@arvsimi.org
Voice Mail: (805) 579-8047
Federal Tax ID: 95-4520550


*ARV does not maintain a shelter. Animals are cared for in foster homes.