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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton removed 31 cats from a home on Linden Avenue  in Dayton on Tuesday as part of a cruelty and neglect investigation.

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“These animals were removed because they were being kept in unsafe and unsanitary living conditions,” said Sheila Marquis, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s Chief Humane Agent. “In hoarding cases like this, owners typically have a strong love for animals, but become overwhelmed by their circumstances. I think this is what we are dealing with in this case as well.”

Most of the cats removed from the home suffered several medical issues and are being treated at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton or within foster homes.

“We are the area’s largest and oldest no-kill animal welfare agency and it is our priority to protect and help animals,” said Brian Weltge, president and CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. “We are also concerned about the people found in these situations and will be working with several departments to ensure she receives the care she needs.”


Help Support These Animals

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Help support these cats as well as other animals entering our shelter through our cruelty/neglect program by donating to our Rescue Fund. This will help us defray the costs of shelter, medical care, supplies and other expenses regarding cases like this one. The Rescue Fund is a local fund and 100% of the money donated to this fund will go toward the care of animals in our community that come to our shelter through the cruelty and neglect program. 




As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton receives no government funding and relies solely on the donations of individuals and organizations to help fund their efforts in saving more animals in need. With hoarding cases like this happening far more frequently, the Humane Society is looking for a space they can permanently use to care for animals in cases of cruelty or neglect, but they need your help! If you are interested in donating a space, contact Weltge at

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“Cases like this one are wonderful examples of why it is so important to spay and neuter your pets,” said Marquis. “If these animals were spayed or neutered early on, we may not have seen such a large number of cats in this home. If you need assistance please call the Humane Society. We offer many low-cost spay/neuter options for individuals in our community.”

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building loving relationships between people and pets. Founded 113 years ago, it is the largest and most established no-kill animal welfare agency in the area. It focuses on pet adoptions, eliminating pet overpopulation, providing education and ensuring the humane treatment of animals. For more information about the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, call (937) 268-PETS (7387)

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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is hosting its 8th annual Fore Paws Golf Classic Golf Scramble at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace!

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Golf Club at Yankee Trace

10000 Yankee Street

Centerville, OH 

Who knew a day of fun could have such an impact on animals? Enjoy a day of golf and help provide love and care to the hundreds of homeless animals currently at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton patiently waiting for their forever homes! 

Registration Cost:

  • Individual Registration - $125 per player 
    (cost includes Green Fees, Golf Cart, Bucket of Balls, Raffle Tickets, Goody Bag, Drink Ticket, Breakfast, Lunch and More!)
  • Team Sponsor (includes a foursome and a hole sign at the event) - $600
  • Providing Love to Homeless Pets While They Wait for a Family to Choose Them - PRICELESS



  • 7:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Registraion Open
  • 8:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start


How to Register

To register, contact Ashley Schmitt at or call (937) 262-5922. 

Want to Become a Sponsor?

Want to receive exposure to tens of thousands of people reaching multiple advertising platforms? Consider sponsoring our event! We have many amazing opportunities for companies to get involved and show their support for the animals in our community. Contact Courtney Steckel at or call (937) 262-5923 for more information. 



Age: 6-year-old
Type: Domestic Shorthair
Sex: Female

What Makes Them Special?
If you are looking for a cat who loves to cuddle, look no further! This amazing lady loves people and would be so happy to find a forever home! Could it be with you?

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Age: 4 1/2 years old
Type: Dwarf/American
Sex: Male

What Makes Them Special?
Thumper is an adorable little guy that came to our shelter along with many other bunnies after their owner passed away. He's neutered and is quite a tidy fellow with his litter box habits. He's currently in foster care and his foster tells us he's very social, likes to cuddle and really enjoys the times he gets to run and play. His diet consists of timothy hay, pellets and fresh greens daily. His favorite treat? A slice of banana will excite him enough to do a happy dance. Would you like to meet Thumper and see if he's the bunny for you or your family? Please submit a small animal adoption application and let us schedule a time for you to meet him at our shelter. We're certain he'll steal your heart.

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Age: 4-years-old
Type: Hound/Shepherd mix
Sex: Female

What Makes Them Special?
This sweetheart is Sarsaparilla (a.k.a."Sassy"). She came all the way from a Kentucky shelter to find her forever home! She is a very sweet girl who would make a great addition to any home! She is peppy enough to spend time playing or go on a nice long walk, but calm enough to hang out and relax at home. She is very sweet and pretty calm so would make a great companion to someone looking for an amazing girl to add to their heart and home! She goes to training through the S.T.A.R.T. training program so will receive two free classes with her adoption to maintain and continue training. She has gone to our pet therapy program (where we visit nursing homes and allow them to interact with the dogs), and our book buddies program (where we take dogs to elementary schools to let them read to and interact with the dogs) and she has done very well in those situations! She LOVES snuggling close to you, getting belly rubs, and giving you lots of kisses. Sassy will need to be the only pet in the home as she doesn't get along well with cats or most other dogs. If you think Sarsaparilla would be the perfect addition to your home, come on in, fill out an application, and spend some time with her!

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Age: 1-year-old
Type: Domestic Shorthair
Sex: Female

What Makes Them Special?
Charity is a lovable and sweet lady who just wants to spend her days curled up and loving on her new owners! Could it be with you?

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