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July 7, 2020

Humane Society of Greater Dayton Rated Among Top 4% of Nonprofits in United States

By: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton

For the eighth year in a row, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton has been named as a 4-star Charity Navigator nonprofit organization, a feat that only 4 percent of nonprofits have received on a national level.

“The Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only 4% of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating for eight consecutive years. This adds Humane Society of Greater Dayton to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.” 

Charity Navigator is the largest and most-utilized charity evaluator in America. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability and transparency of more than 9,000 charities and provides basic data on nearly 2 million nonprofits across the United States.

“Fiscal responsibility is something we take very seriously at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton,” said Brian Weltge, President & CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. “As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that relies solely on donations to fund all of our programs and services it is important for us to be transparent with our supporters. We want the community to know that we are not only grateful for their generosity, but that we do everything we can to show them their donations are being used responsibly, ethically and that every dollar given to us directly impacts the lives of thousands of animals here in the Miami Valley.”

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton also has received other numerous awards for being fiscally sound. From their continuous top-rating as a Platinum nonprofit by national watchdog group Guidestar to being named a BBB Eclipse Integrity winner, watchdog groups on both a local and national level have recognized the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s commitment to being good stewards of the donations they receive.

To support the organization’s mission to ensure all animals are valued and free from suffering in our community, visit our donation page. All funds stay directly in our community and help to run 100% of the programs and services provided to the community through the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. These include, but are not limited to, cruelty and neglect investigations, veterinary care such as spay and neuter surgeries, adoptions, pet therapy and much more.


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