March 2020
News You Can Use!
Free Training Offered to Help
Cat Overpopulation

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is helping residents in the Miami Valley address cat overpopulation through a special training course. Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is offering a FREE Cat Trapper Training Course at their main shelter, 1661 Nicholas Road in Dayton. This course is designed to help residents understand how to safely trap cats so they can be spayed or neutered through the Trap-Neuter-Return program at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

Plus, as a bonus, for anyone who completes the training, they will receive a starter kit as well as a Cat Trapper Training Program membership card, which allows the individual to rent traps from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton for free. Typically, there is a $75 deposit that is then returned when the trap is brought back as well as a $1 per day rental fee.

In this course, people will learn:
  • The basics about Trap-Neuter-Return and why it is important
  • How to properly set up a humane trap
  • Personal and animal safety tips to keep you and the cats safe
  • And so much more

Space for the course is limited, so the Humane Society of Greater Dayton requires you to sign up in advance. Click the button below to sign up for one of our upcoming classes!
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, just like Chimney, who recently found a new forever home thanks to all of your support!
Protect Your Pets from these Household Items
In honor of March being Poison Prevention Month, it is a great time to look at the everyday household items that can be toxic and even deadly to your pets. We all want to keep our pets healthy, here are a few tips to keep your furry friends safe!
Thank You for Voting for Us for Best of Dayton
Recently, we got word that for the second year in a row, we were named as one of the Top 3 Galas for our Pet Afflaire. It is such an honor for our organization and we are beyond thrilled that you all have such a great time at our event!

We want to take a moment and also thank all of the individuals who voted for us! We are so grateful for each of you!
Pet Snuggles Await...Join Our Foster Roster, Today
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! Plus, we work with your schedule and provide you will all the supplies you need! All you need to do is snuggle and love on some animals!
Spay or Neuter Your Cat or Rabbit at Our Main Shelter
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).
Caught on Camera:
BFFs Find a Forever Home
Here is the best photo! Moonstone and Banzai were two of our longest residents. While they were here they had kennels across from each other and played in the dog park a lot together. They developed a great friendship with one another.

Recently, these BFFs found a forever home together! We're going to miss this dynamic duo, but couldn't be happier for them!
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!
Volunteer of the Month:
Donna Ruff
Donna has been with us for many years. She is the founder of Ruff Transport and has a mission to help end needless euthanasia of dogs and cats by transporting them to places where they are more adoptable.

Donna plays a vital role at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. She transports animals weekly to our shelter from other open intake shelters that we partner with. These animals then get a second chance and find their forever homes through our adoption program.

She is also part of our Canine Crew. She has worked with our START program, advanced dog handling and so much more! She is an amazing person with a passion for animals and there is never a moment when she doesn't have a smile on her face. Thank you so much Donna for being part of our HSGD family and for helping so many animals find their loving forever homes!
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 . For a full list of our volunteer opportunities, click here .