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Who We Are

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a no-kill animal welfare agency located in Dayton, Ohio. Our organization’s mission is to ensure all animals are valued and free from suffering. Since 1902, we have been focusing on this through several programs, including: 

Pet Adoptions.

Cruelty/Neglect Investigations.

Spay/Neuter Initiatives.

Animal Education.

Community Outreach.

Health & Wellness.

The Humane Society by the Numbers

2,453 – The number of animals placed in 2023.

7,972 – The number of animals spayed or neutered at our Dayton Humane Spay & Neuter Clinic in 2023.

4,187 – The number of animals examined or treated through the Dayton Humane Veterinary Hospital in 2023.

903 – The number of animals who went through foster care in 2023

530 – The number of active volunteers and fosters we have helping save animals.

424 – The number of cases of cruelty or neglect we investigated in 2023.

153 – The number of events we held in the community in 2023.

99 percent – Our average save rate of animals entering our shelter.

122 – The number of years we have been helping the people and pets in our community.

What Makes the Humane Society of Greater Dayton Unique?

  • We are a no-kill animal welfare agency. 
  • We are the oldest, most-established agency in the Miami Valley. We were founded in 1902. To put that into perspective, we were here helping pets before the Wright Brothers invented flight. 
  • We are the only organization in the Miami Valley, helping all types of animals. From cats and dogs to rabbits, farm animals, small pets, and exotics, we are here to help them all! 
  • We are solely funded by individuals, companies, and grants. We receive no government funding and are not affiliated with any other group on a local, state, or national level (including the Humane Society of the United States). 
  • We are the only agency in Montgomery County with humane society agents investigating cruelty and neglect cases against all types of animals. 
  • We are rated in the top 4 percent nationally for receiving a 4-star rating through Charity Navigator for 10 consecutive years, holding a 99% rating.