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Change the life of an animal


It’s tough work, but somebody has to play with the dogs, cats and rabbits. They need scratches, pets and special treats. But, if that’s not the cat’s meow for you, we have lots of other ways you can help! Be an animal’s hero by volunteering with our organization.

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Report animal cruelty

Put this number in your phone: 855-PETS-911. Call it when you see animal abuse and neglect, and help us stop the suffering. We investigate all signs of cruelty, neglect, and abuse against all animals. We need your help because animals need your help.

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Foster a pet in need

Help an animal become someone’s new pet. Open your home as a foster family. Give an animal a safe, loving temporary home with one-on-one care until that pet is ready for adoption. Help provide some positive human interaction so the animal will be ready for its new relationship.

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December 2018

Snag a Subaru Raffle Drawing Snag a Subaru Raffle Drawing

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Subaru of Dayton, 995 Miamisburg Centerville Road
Dayton, OH 45459
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Are you the lucky winner of a 2018 Subaru Outback? Join us at 2 p.m. at Subaru of Dayton, 995 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Dayton and see if your raffle ticket will be pulled! There is still time to purchase your ticket. You can do so by visiting our shelter at 1661 Nicholas Road in Dayton or online at You have a 1 in 3,000 chance to win!

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May 2019

Furry Skurry Furry Skurry

May 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Rd
Dayton, OH 45431 United States
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Join us for the 28th annual Furry Skurry 5K & Furry Fest It's a Bird... It's a plane... it's the most super 5k of all! Furry Skurry 2019 to the Rescue! Don't Miss Out on the 28th Annual Furry Skurry 5K & Furry Fest   More Details Coming Soon!

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August 2019

Fore Paws Golf Classic Fore Paws Golf Classic

August 16, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee Street
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is hosting its 8th annual Fore Paws Golf Classic Golf Scramble at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace! Who knew a day of fun could have such an impact on animals? Enjoy a day of golf and help provide love and care to the hundreds of homeless animals currently at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton patiently waiting for their forever homes! Registration Cost: Individual Registration - $125 per player (cost includes Green Fees, Golf…

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