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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.”

 

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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. 

 

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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 bweltge@hsdayton.org.

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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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Become a Humane Society of Greater Dayton Corporate Sponsor! 

Are you an animal lover who is looking to support the Miami Valley's largest no-kill animal welfare agency? Well, call us today and let's discuss how you can become a corporate sponsor and directly help thousands of animals right in our community. We will work with you to find the perfect fit for your donation and can discuss how you collaboration will impact our organization! Contact Courtney Steckel at csteckel@hsdayton.org or call (937) 262-5923. 

 

Furry Skurry & Furry Fest

Leash up your dogs and join us this May at Eastwood MetroPark! This event brings out thousands of people and pets to kick off spring with some fresh air, a flea(less) market, beer and wine garden, VIP area, food trucks, live entertainment and so much more! It is a day you won't want to miss. 

 


 

Fore Paws Golf Classic

What better way is there to spend a day than on the golf course? Dust off those golf clubs and get your team ready for a day of fun in the sun while helping animals in need all at the same time! Held at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace, this event is a great way for golfers to get some time on the green, win some great prizes and help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton! 

 


 

Pet Afflaire

Show off your pets and have a relaxing dinner with your friends uring our annual Pet Afflaire Gala. This evening includes a delicious dinner, entertainment, photos with your pets, live and silent auctions, special appetizers for your pets, cocktails, raffles and much more! If you are an animal love, this event should not be missed!

Precious

Precious
Precious

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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Thumper

Thumper
Thumper

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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Dobby

Dobby
Dobby

Age: 3-years-old
Type: Treeing Walker Coonhound mix
Sex: Male

What Makes Them Special?
This gorgeous boy is Dobby! He came all the way from a shelter in Kentucky to find his forever home! You may hear him barking in the kennels but it is only because he wants to come out and see you! Once you get to spend some time with him you will see that he is a calm, gentle, sweet boy who just wants attention. He will gently put his head in your lap and look up at you for snuggles. He loves being pet and being close to you and will make a loyal companion. He's got enough energy to go on a nice walk or hike but also calm enough to cuddle up with you and relax. He has started training here and will receive two free training classes with his adoption so that his new family can see everything he has learned and continue that in the home. He may need to meet any potential "dog siblings" before going home with them. If you think Dobby would be the perfect fit for your home, come on in, fill out an application, and spend some time with him

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Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla
Sarsaparilla

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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Charity

Charity
Charity

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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