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UnLEASH the Change: Frequently Asked Questions

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Will the Full-Service Animal Hospital replace my veterinarian?

No, we absolutely want people to have a close relationship with a private practice veterinarian. The Full-Service Animal Hospital will be designed to help individuals and families who are financially struggling and who have considered either giving up their family pets or putting them to sleep because they cannot afford traditional veterinary care for conditions that are treatable. In addition, it can be used for people who are simply trying to be a Good Samaritan by helping an injured companion animal that they found. The plan is to operate the hospital on a sliding pay scale so no matter your income level, you have options to care for a companion animal.

Will you be able to adopt animals from your current location as well as the new Adoption Center?

Once the Adoption Center is up and running, all adoptions will go through there or one of our other offsite adoption centers. The current location of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be where we house animals who are being prepared for adoption.

Will the High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic alter my personal pet?

One of our missions is to lower pet overpopulation in the Miami Valley in order to decrease the number of animals entering shelters. We currently, with our limited resources, are helping as many people as we can with spays and neuters. We do foresee continuing to help with spay/neuter procedures through the High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic.

What types of animals will be available at our Adoption Center?

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is proud to be the only organization in the community that works with all types of animals. All adoptable animals that come in through our programs will ultimately be housed at our Adoption Center. This includes animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, reptiles and many others. Exception could be things such as farm animals.

How can I help?

We can’t do the amazing work in the community without people like you! If you are interested in helping with the UnLEASH the Change campaign, visit www.UnleashTheChange.org and sign up by clicking the “Be Part of the Change” button. Your support means the world to us!

Will this create additional jobs for the Miami Valley?

Yes! With this expansion the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will grow our staffing to meet the needs of the community. In addition, we will be growing opportunities through our volunteer program.

What is the timeline for this project?

Currently, this is a three-year vision for expansion and growth.

Where will these facilities be located?

We are planning for three of the four projects including the High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic, Full-Service Animal Hospital and Cruelty/Neglect Structure, to be housed at our current Humane Society of Greater Dayton campus. The fourth project, the Adoption Center, will be held at another location.

How much will this expansion cost?

Right now, we want to get the community involved to be part of this change. We have undergone months of strategic planning and we met with many donors and groups about the expansion. As we move forward in this process we will release a detailed plan and discuss how we can all work together to transform Dayton and UnLEASH the Change. Please continually visit www.UnleashTheChange.org for more information.

What impact will the High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic have on the community?

Currently, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton spays or neuters an average of 4,000 animals each year. With more than an estimated 50,000 free-roaming cats in just Montgomery County, the 4,000 we spay/neuter is just a drop in the bucket. By creating this facility, we can expand our Trap-Neuter-Return program and really tackle cat overpopulation in a humane and effective manner. This initiative will drastically reduce the number of free-roaming cats in our communities and it will lower the cat nuisance calls received by city officials.

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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