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Saturday, April 22, 2023

10am - 3pm

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

800 Hobson Way

Oxnard, CA 93030

Free Admission

RESCUECON is a convention like no other, where the human-animal bond takes center stage. Through animal adoptions, visual and performing arts, hands-on workshops, talks by really amazing people, an artisan marketplace, and so much more, attendees will learn, play, explore, and, above all, refresh their relationship with animals... and each other.

Special activities for 2023 include:

  • Pet adoptions from Ventura County Humane Society, Canine Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of Ventura County, PawWorks, and others.

  • A photography display by Sophie Gamand (Pitbull Flower Power)

  • A Cat Cafe featuring a Crazy Cat Lady Exhibition and ephemera

  • A free wellness clinic by Little Angels Project which will provide exams, microchips, and vaccines. Services are by appointment only and may be scheduled by calling 818-515-5461. Services are funded by Pet Care Foundation.

  • Dog Agility Demonstration with Shannon Riley Coyer 

  • Speaker Tent featuring talks on: 

    • Preparing for an Emergency w/ Humane Society of Ventura County

    • Dog Body Language Workshop w/ Shannon Riley Coyer

    • Helping Homeless Families and Pets w/ My Dog Is My Home + Buddy Nation

    • Pressing Issues for Canine Companions w/ VCAS + Sophie Gamand

  • A Kid’s Area with hands-on activities, jolly jump, and educational activities


Approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. RESCUECON is one way to increase animal adoption, promote animal welfare and help create a strong rescue community. The event will also help shed light on other animals in need in our community, including marine animals, wildlife, farmed animals, and others.

Workshops anchor

10:30 am

Dog Body Language

w/ Shannon Riley Coyer

11:30 am

Helping Homeless Families + Pets

w/ Buddy Nation + My Dog Is My Home

12:30 pm

Emergency Preparedness

w/ Human Society of Ventura County

1:15 pm

Get Stray + Feral Cats Fixed for Free

w/ Community Cats Charity

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Thank you to our sponsors

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