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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton removed 31 cats from a home on Linden Avenue  in Dayton on Tuesday as part of a cruelty and neglect investigation.

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“These animals were removed because they were being kept in unsafe and unsanitary living conditions,” said Sheila Marquis, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s Chief Humane Agent. “In hoarding cases like this, owners typically have a strong love for animals, but become overwhelmed by their circumstances. I think this is what we are dealing with in this case as well.”

Most of the cats removed from the home suffered several medical issues and are being treated at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton or within foster homes.

“We are the area’s largest and oldest no-kill animal welfare agency and it is our priority to protect and help animals,” said Brian Weltge, president and CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. “We are also concerned about the people found in these situations and will be working with several departments to ensure she receives the care she needs.”


Help Support These Animals

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Help support these cats as well as other animals entering our shelter through our cruelty/neglect program by donating to our Rescue Fund. This will help us defray the costs of shelter, medical care, supplies and other expenses regarding cases like this one. The Rescue Fund is a local fund and 100% of the money donated to this fund will go toward the care of animals in our community that come to our shelter through the cruelty and neglect program. 




As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton receives no government funding and relies solely on the donations of individuals and organizations to help fund their efforts in saving more animals in need. With hoarding cases like this happening far more frequently, the Humane Society is looking for a space they can permanently use to care for animals in cases of cruelty or neglect, but they need your help! If you are interested in donating a space, contact Weltge at

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“Cases like this one are wonderful examples of why it is so important to spay and neuter your pets,” said Marquis. “If these animals were spayed or neutered early on, we may not have seen such a large number of cats in this home. If you need assistance please call the Humane Society. We offer many low-cost spay/neuter options for individuals in our community.”

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building loving relationships between people and pets. Founded 113 years ago, it is the largest and most established no-kill animal welfare agency in the area. It focuses on pet adoptions, eliminating pet overpopulation, providing education and ensuring the humane treatment of animals. For more information about the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, call (937) 268-PETS (7387)



Enjoy these sweet treats

and help some sweet pets!  

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is working with Esther Price and local businesses to sell specialty candy bars throughout the Miami Valley all year round! Make sure to stop by one of the below locations to pick up your candy bars today! 

They are $2.00 each and come in dark chocolate, milk chocolate, almond and crunch. Each flavor will be wrapped in customized Humane Society of Greater Dayton wrappers featuring animals that were adopted from our shelter. Collect all four!  

Proceeeds will benefit the Foster program and MeowZa Pet Boutique.  

Hurry, while supplies last! 

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Are you interested in having a Candy Bar box at your business or organization?  FInd out more information HERE

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Become a Humane Society of Greater Dayton Corporate Sponsor! 

Are you an animal lover who is looking to support the Miami Valley's largest no-kill animal welfare agency? Well, call us today and let's discuss how you can become a corporate sponsor and directly help thousands of animals right in our community. We will work with you to find the perfect fit for your donation and can discuss how you collaboration will impact our organization! Contact Courtney Steckel at or call (937) 262-5923. 


Furry Skurry & Furry Fest

Leash up your dogs and join us this May at Eastwood MetroPark! This event brings out thousands of people and pets to kick off spring with some fresh air, a flea(less) market, beer and wine garden, VIP area, food trucks, live entertainment and so much more! It is a day you won't want to miss. 



Fore Paws Golf Classic

What better way is there to spend a day than on the golf course? Dust off those golf clubs and get your team ready for a day of fun in the sun while helping animals in need all at the same time! Held at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace, this event is a great way for golfers to get some time on the green, win some great prizes and help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton! 



Pet Afflaire

Show off your pets and have a relaxing dinner with your friends uring our annual Pet Afflaire Gala. This evening includes a delicious dinner, entertainment, photos with your pets, live and silent auctions, special appetizers for your pets, cocktails, raffles and much more! If you are an animal love, this event should not be missed!