Care and Safety for Community Animals

Humanely and Effectively Addressing Overpopulation

Tens of thousands of animals are roaming the streets in our communities right now. Without proper management, they will continue to reproduce and add to an already out-of-control situation. Euthanasia is not the answer. Spaying and neutering is an effective and humane way to address the problem while lowering the number of strays.

How Pet Owners Can Help

Schedule an appointment today to get your pet spayed or neutered with us! Through our high-volume spay and neuter clinic, we provide low-cost surgeries to owned animals within our community.

Not only will this help your pet live a longer and healthier life, but it will support our efforts in lowering the number of unwanted litters. We currently spay and neuter owned cats and rabbits. This is one of our low-cost services to ensure it is accessible to all pet owners.

Cat pouncing on a toy

Community Cat Initiative

As part of our Community Cat Initiative, we partner with individuals, townships, and cities to provide free or low-cost spay or neuter services to community members helping us with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Through the program, we provide training, trap rentals, and medical care to anyone interested in helping reduce cat overpopulation.

Schedule a Community Cat Appointment

For more information about the Community Cat Initiative or to schedule a time to bring in community cats to have them spayed or neutered through this program, contact our Community Cat Coordinator at

Our Location
HSGD Main Shelter

Dayton Humane Animal Shelter

1661 Nicholas Road Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 268-PETS (7387)

Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday – 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Friday – 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Joanie Bernard Spay Neuter Clinic

The Joanie Bernard Spay/Neuter Clinic

1661 Nicholas Road Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 965-4400

Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Closed
Monday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Closed

Surgery Check-ins – 8:00 to 9:00 a.m

Surgery Pick-ups – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m