February 4, 2020

Friends of the Humane Society Treating Pets with Love and Support Through Decades of Selling Treats

By: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton

As one of the original vendors at the 2nd Street Market, the Friends of the Humane Society have spent the last 20 years slaving away over hot ovens to bake up delicious homemade pet treats, which they sell along with lots of other goodies to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. 

This group, which was established in 1996 to support the mission of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, works tirelessly to bake and sell these yummy pet treats and offers more than 40 varieties to fit every pet’s dietary needs. All money raised from these sales go to help support the programs, services and animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, a no-kill organization and the oldest, most-established animal welfare agency in the Miami Valley.

Since they were established, this volunteer-based group has raised nearly $300,000 to help the shelter and continues to impact the lives of so many of our community’s animals through their booth space at 2nd Street Market. 

“The Friends of the Humane Society is such an important group to our organization,” said Brian Weltge, President & CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. “We are so grateful for the long hours they put in and the tireless work they do to help support the animals in our care.”

The Friends of the Humane Society is run solely by volunteers and is always in need of new volunteers who enjoy baking or who love people and are interested in helping run the Animal Snackers Bakery at the 2nd Street Market. 

“Volunteers are what keep this group successful,” said Weltge. “From baking the treats that they sell each week to spending time working at the bakery, they can’t make the impact they do without each and every volunteer who gives so much to help.”

If you love baking or enjoy interacting with the public, we encourage all of you to sign up and volunteer with the Friends of the Humane Society. For more information, contact our volunteer coordinator at jrettig@hsdayton.org

The Animal Snackers Bakery is located inside the 2nd Street Market and is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.


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