May 28, 2019

In Wake of Tornadoes, We’re Helping People & Pets

By: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton

After a night of fear and uncertainty swept through the Miami Valley, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton has spent the day focused on helping those affected by the disasters get the help they need.

 

“These storms were devastating to so many people and pets in our community,” said Brian Weltge, President & CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. “Our shelter and our animals were luckily safe, but we want to do what we can to ensure the pet lovers in our community have the resources they need to help them through this difficult time.”

 

Currently, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is collecting supplies to help people care for their pets while the community reassess the damage at hand. 

 

“As the days and weeks go on, we will have a better grasp of the damage these storms have caused our community,” said Weltge. “We are just so grateful that our local news was able to get the word out quickly, our first responders were able to get feet on the ground to help the families and we can be there now to help the animals. The Miami Valley is a resilient place and we are proud to be this community’s humane society.”

 

As our community comes together during this overwhelming time, we are seeing several questions popping up.

 

  1. What should I do if a pet has gone missing?
    If you pet has gone missing, we encourage you to contact your local shelters and let us know. You can contact them at:

 

  1. What do I do if I find a stray animal?
    If you find a stray animal stop by a local shelter or a veterinary office to see if it has a microchip. They can easily scan them and the information on the microchip can quickly help to reunite the owner and the pet. If the pet does not have a microchip, you can use social media such as through the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s Facebook page to post found animal photos to help try and reunite the animal with their owner.

 

  1. How Can I Help?
    Be the eyes and ears in the community. Look for animals who look scared, lost, injured. If you see animals that may be hurt, contact us. Consider giving your time or funds to local shelters helping in the wake of these storms. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently accepting pet supplies donations including:

    • Dry dog and cat food
    • Canned dog and cat food
    • Pet bowls
    • Carriers and crates
    • Beds
    • Kitty Litter
    • Water
  2. What Precautions Can I Take as a Pet Owner?
    Microchipping your pet can quickly reunite you with your furry family member in a disaster such as this. From now through June 15, 2019, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is offering free microchips to the community for your pets. Visit our main location at 1661 Nicholas Road, Dayton, OH 45417 now through June 15th and we will microchip your pets. It takes only ten minutes to do and no appointments are needed. We are also able to scan stray animals you find to see if they have microchips so we can reunite them with their owners.

 

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton helps the people and pets in our community! 


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