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Humane Society of Greater Dayton

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Donate to HSGD's Rescue Fund and help the ill, injured and neglected animals in our community!

Saving and transforming lives is what we do, but saving lives is also expensive. We have saved a record number of animals from cruel and neglectful circumstances and we have also saved the lives of countless injured animals.

We have created a Rescue Fund that will be designated for animals that need immediate help. Their lives are in danger due to life threatening injuries or emergency health-related circumstances. Animals such as Champion, Forest, Newman, Wendy and countless others have already gotten their second chance at a better life and with your help we hope to save even more.

Please help us so we can help them! Be a hero and know that because of you, we are saving the lives of animals.

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Found Dogs

Lost Dog

If you find a dog who is wearing a license, you can use the Montgomery County Auditor’s website to track down the dog’s owner.

If you cannot locate the dog’s owner, you can take the animal to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center or call 937/898-4457 to request a pickup. Because we have limited kennel space, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton does not house lost dogs. 

If you find a friendly dog who is not wearing
a license and you wish to provide it with a temporary home, call the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center at 937/898-4457 to file a found-dog report. You can also visit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, the Animal Resource Center or your veterinarian to have the dog scanned for a microchip.

Other resources for finding the dog’s owner:

  • Place an advertisement in your local newspaper. Some newspapers will provide this service
    at no charge.
  • Make fliers and post them around your neighborhood.
  • Visit your neighbors in person and ask them if they recognize the dog.
  • Post the found dog on websites such as petfbi.org or missingpet.net.

Note: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is not affiliated with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Information regarding the Animal Resource Center’s policies is posted as a courtesy only and should be verified with the Animal Resource Center at 937/898-4457.  

Found Cats

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The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center accepts stray cats from Brookville, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Vandalia, West Carrollton and Five Rivers MetroParks. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a limited intake facility and accepts cats from all other cities and townships within Montgomery County if we have space.

If you have found a stray cat, please give us a call at 937/268-PETS (7387) to see whether we have available space, as we are a limited-intake facility. The Humane Society does not euthanize healthy cats! If we are able to take the stray cat that you have found, we will ask you for a donation of at least $15. This tax-deductible donation will go a long way in allowing our private, nonprofit agency to help stray, free-roaming cats in our community.

It costs the Humane Society of Greater Dayton an average of $250 per animal to provide a warm bed, food, veterinary care, vaccines, tests, a microchip, housing, love and the hope of a better life. Please donate to help animals in need!

Intake Hours

Tuesday–Friday, 1:00–5:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00–3:00 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday 

If you find a friendly cat who is not wearing identification and you wish to provide it with a temporary home, call the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at 937/268-PETS (7387) to file a found-cat report. You can also visit the Humane Society, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center or your veterinarian to have the cat scanned for a microchip.

Other resources for finding the cat’s owner:

  • Place an advertisement in your local newspaper. Some newspapers will provide this service
    at no charge.
  • Make fliers and post them around your neighborhood.
  • Visit your neighbors in person and ask them if they recognize the cat.
  • Post the found cat on websites such as petfbi.org or missingpet.net.

Note: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is not affiliated with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Information regarding the Animal Resource Center’s policies is posted as a courtesy only and should be verified with the Animal Resource Center at 937/898-4457.

Other Found Animals

If you're concerned about any other species of animal that you have found, please call the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at 937/268-PETS (7387).

Lost Dogs

Lost Dog

If you have lost your dog, you can call the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at 937/268-PETS (7387) to file a report. This report will help us identify any lost dogs brought to our facility. 

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center’s animal care and control officers (not affiliated with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton) are required by law to pick up any free-roaming dogs. All stray dogs are taken to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, located at 6790 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45414. Dogs found by citizens are often taken to the Animal Resource Center. We recommend that you visit their shelter immediately and frequently, if you have lost your dog.  

If a lost dog is brought to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, every attempt will be made to reunite the dog with its owner. This includes checking the dog’s license and scanning the animal for a pet-identification microchip. To identify a dog by its license, we enter its license number into the Montgomery County Auditor’s website. Please make sure that the Auditor’s office has your current contact information. 

Humane Society employees will also scan lost dogs for a microchip. If a microchip is found, it will direct us back to the microchip company. The microchip company will provide the owner’s contact information. Please make sure that your information is current with the microchip company. Note that microchips are not GPS-enabled; we cannot find your lost dog through GPS-tracking techniques.  

If Humane Society of Greater Dayton staff members are unable to obtain identifying information on a lost dog entering our building, the dog will be sent to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center for a specified holding period. Again, we recommend that you visit their shelter immediately and frequently, if you have lost your dog. 

Other resources for finding your lost dog:

  • Place an advertisement in your local newspaper. Some newspapers will provide this service
    at no charge.
  • Make fliers and post them around your neighborhood.
  • Visit your neighbors in person and tell them about your lost dog.
  • Post your lost dog on websites such as petfbi.org or missingpet.net.
  • Visit the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center frequently. 

Note: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is not affiliated with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Information regarding the Animal Resource Center’s policies is posted as a courtesy only and should be verified with the Animal Resource Center at 937/898-4457.  

Lost Cats

Lost Cat

If you have lost your cat, the first places to look are the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center and SICSA. Unless restricted by a city ordinance, cats are allowed to roam free. Animal care and control officers do not pick up stray cats in most areas of Montgomery County. 

You can call the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at 937/268-PETS (7387) to file a report for a lost cat.  

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center accepts stray cats from Brookville, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Vandalia, West Carrollton and Five Rivers MetroParks. If you have lost your cat in one of these municipalities, please contact the Animal Resource Center at 937/898-4457. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton accepts cats from all other cities and townships within Montgomery County. Please visit our facility immediately and frequently to look for your cat. We are located at 1661 Nicholas Road, Dayton, OH 45417. 

You are not required by law to buy a license for your cat. We do recommend purchasing a cat registration tag through the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. If your cat is brought to either the Humane Society or the Animal Resource Center, attempts will be made to contact the owner using the tag information.  

Humane Society of Greater Dayton employees will check incoming stray cats for a microchip. If a microchip is found, it will direct us back to the microchip company. The microchip company will provide the owner’s contact information. Please make sure that your information is current with the microchip company. Note that microchips are not GPS-enabled; we cannot find your lost cat through GPS-tracking techniques.  

Other resources for finding your lost cat:

  • Place an advertisement in your local newspaper. Some newspapers will provide this service
    at no charge.
  • Make fliers and post them around your neighborhood.
  • Visit your neighbors in person and tell them about your lost cat.
  • Post your lost cat on websites such as petfbi.org or missingpet.net.
  • Visit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center and SICSA frequently. 

Note: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is not affiliated with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. Information regarding the Animal Resource Center’s policies is posted as a courtesy only and should be verified with the Animal Resource Center at 937/898-4457.

Other Lost Animals

If you have lost another species of animal, please call the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at
937/268-PETS (7387).