Why Should You Give?
You are Supporting the Dayton’s Leader in Animal Welfare
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton has been a staple in our community for 117 years. We were first created in 1902 and have been serving people and pets ever since then. To put that into perspective, we were here helping animals:
- Before the Wright Brothers invented flight
- Before women had the right to vote
- Before Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma were states
You are Helping Battle Cat Overpopulation
For more than a decade, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton has had feet on the ground working tirelessly to battle the cat overpopulation problem that is plaguing our communities. With nearly 50,000 free or roaming cats in just Montgomery County, every year we spay or neuter more than 4,000 animals. This helps lower the number of unwanted litters and is continuing to address this problem in a humane and efficient way.
You are Supporting More Than Cats and Dogs
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a no-kill organization and the ONLY organization in the Miami Valley that helps all types of animals. Although we primarily have dogs, cats and rabbits up for adoption, we continue to support all species. This includes animals such as horses, birds, pigs, goats, ferrets, guinea pigs, exotics, pocket pets and more. We’ve even had a 7 1/2 -foot alligator that we rescued!
You are Giving Hope to Local Animals
When you give today, you are supporting a longstanding history of giving hope to animals in need. Despite some myths, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is not associated with any other organization on a regional, state or national level. We receive no government funding and rely solely on donations to run 100% of our programs and services. All funds that are donated stay right in our community and go directly to the care of thousands of animals that come through our shelter each year.
You are Protecting All Animals from Cruelty or Neglect
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is the only organization in the Miami Valley with humane agents sworn in by the Probate Court to enforce Ohio Revised Code. Our team works tirelessly to investigate and protect all types of animals from cruel or neglectful situations. In 2018 alone, we were able to investigate 436 cases, which resulted in 220 warnings issued, 82 animals removed from dangerous situations and 58 injured animals rescued. Our humane agents also received and responded to 11,618 phone calls.
Cruelty Cases Investigated