February 2020
News You Can Use!
We're Expanding
to Better Serve You!

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is here to tackle the needs of the community and transform animal welfare in the Miami Valley.
With more than $5 million raised, we are 100% fully funded to embark on the first phase of our Master Plan. With plans to break ground this Spring, these new amenities will provide much-needed services to the people and pets in our community including a:
  • Regional High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic that will positively impact the unowned cat overpopulation concerns facing our neighborhoods.
  • Full-Service, Needs-Based Animal Hospital that will help pet owners in our community better care for their pets.
  • Cruelty & Neglect Animal Rehabilitation Center that will house, protect and rehabilitate animals who have been involved in cruel or neglectful circumstances. 

We're Not Done Yet - We Need You!
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton has a big vision for all animal welfare in the Miami Valley. Thanks to a small group of generous supporters, fundraising for expanding the services offered at our Nicholas Road location is complete. The next phase in our Master Plan to help more animals in need is the creation of a new adoption and community center at our site on Austin Boulevard. This new facility near Austin Landing will allow us to continue to move forward and impact the community to better meet the needs of all animals, while saving more lives!
Learn More!
For details on how you can be part of our expansion on Austin Boulevard near Austin Landing, contact Courtney Steckel at (937) 262-5923 or csteckel@hsdayton.org .
You Drive, They Thrive
at Jeff Schmitt Auto Group
Stop by any of Jeff Schmitt Auto Group's seven locations now through the end of March to help animals!

If you test drive a car, they will donate $50 to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, including Jo Jo, who is currently looking for her forever home!
Score Big with Your Pets During Super Bowl Sunday
You’ve cooked up your appetizers, invited your friends over and are ready to cheer on your favorite team during this Sunday's Super Bowl. Whether you’re rooting for the 49ers, the Chiefs or just watching the Puppy Bowl like many of us, remember to be considerate of your pets.

Loud parties can be overwhelming for your animals and many of the foods and drinks we love can hurt our furry friends if they ingest them.

Before your friends come over, follow these tips to keep your pets safe on Super Bowl Sunday.
We Need Your Help - Vote Now for Best of Dayton
There is less than a week of voting to go! We are up for Dayton.com's Best of Dayton for Best Festival and Best Gala and would appreciate your vote. You can vote every day! Here is how:
2. Type in your email address
3. Click on “Entertainment” and then click on “Best Festival”
4. Click “Furry Skurry & Furry Fest” and then click Send Vote
5. At the top, click back to contest list
6. Go back to “Entertainment" and then click “Best Gala”
7. Click “Humane Society of Greater Dayton Pet Afflaire” and then Send Vote
As Spring Approaches, our Fur Babies Need Your Help
As Spring approaches so does a need for more foster families to temporarily add cute and cuddly puppies, kittens and bunnies to their homes as these animals prepare to enter our adoption program.

Fostering a pet is super easy to do. The commitment is short-term, but the impact you have on animals lasts a lifetime! Get more information now.
February is Spay or Neuter Awareness Month
Did you know the Humane Society of Greater Dayton offers low-cost spay or neuter surgeries of owned cats and rabbits? Every year, our amazing veterinary team spays or neuters more than 4,000 animals at our shelter. We can spay or neuter an owned cat for just $57 or an owned rabbit for $95. Schedule your appointment by calling (937) 268-PETS (7387).
Thank You to PetSmart Charities for Their Support!
We want to give a huge thank you to PetSmart Charities for making the Humane Society of Greater Dayton a PetSmart Charities Grantee!

Grant funds will go directly to animals just like Danny and will help us spay or neuter and provide rabies vaccinations for more than 600 animals at our shelter!

Thank you so much for continuing to impact the animals in our care!
If it's too Cold for You,
It's too Cold for Your Pets
With cold weather upon us, we all need to be diligent in monitoring animals outdoors.

If you see an animal that is outdoors or looks like they need help, please report it by clicking here or by calling your local law enforcement agency or the Humane Society of Greater Dayton's Cruelty/Neglect Department at 855-PETS-911. Remember if it is too cold for you, it is too cold for your pet.
Learn How to Toss Dough While Helping Pets
Come and learn to toss & top your own Dewey's Pizza on Sunday, March 29th! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. You can register in-person at the University of Dayton location or call the store at (937) 223-0000 and ask to speak with a manager. Registration cost is just $25 per person! Unlimited soft drinks, salad and your own pizza creation is included. This is a family-friendly event.
We Love Our Volunteers!
February's Volunteer
of the Month
We want to thank Gretchen so much for all she does to help the animals here at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton!

Almost every week, Gretchen comes into the shelter to hep in so many ways, She greets customers, helps with adoptions, returns phone calls. She really does it all!

In addition to office work, she is also part of our Feline Friends and has also completed our Animal Reiki training so she is now certified in Animal Reiki with shelter animals.

Gretchen is so kind and cheerful and her smile is contagious. We are so lucky to have her as part of our HSGD family and are honored to name her as our February 2020 Volunteer of the Month!
Help Find Cats Homes at the MeowZa Cat Boutique
Love Cats? Love talking with people? MeowZa needs you! Did you know that MeowZa Cat Boutique is run primarily by volunteers of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton?

We are searching for cat-loving people who have a passion for customer service who can help us find homes for the cats and kittens in our shop. You set your hours and we will train you to make your volunteering experience rewarding, too!
Help Pets Look Their Best by Taking Their Photos
Are you a photographer with a passion for pets? Why not join the Humane Society of Greater Dayton's Pet Pawparazzi team! This amazing group of volunteer photographers take photos of all of the animals in our care so we can better promote them online, through media and to all of you. For more information on how you can make an impact through this group, contact our Volunteer Coordinator jrettig@hsdayton.org . For a full list of our volunteer opportunities, click here .