Spaying or neutering is a surgical procedure that prevents animals from reproducing. Female animals are spayed; male animals are neutered. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton provides low-cost spay/neuter services for the community.
We recommend spaying or neutering your pets, to help reduce the animal population in Montgomery County. We also offer spay/neuter services for "community" (stray and feral) cats.
We define animal cruelty as any behavior that is harmful to an animal, including neglect and physical harm. Animal cruelty is illegal in all 50 states.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton depends on the public to report any suspected case of animal cruelty. Write down all of the information you can; include details on the “who, what, where and when” of the situation. Then contact us at 937/268-PETS (7387) or fill out our online cruelty report.
There are approximately 287,600 cats and dogs in Montgomery County.
|Veterinary visits||$300 – $600|
|Food||$185 – $245|
|Kennel boarding||$100 – $200|
|Grooming||$25 – $115|
|Vitamins/medication||$5 – $125|
|Treats||$40 – $75|
|Toys||$30 – $50|
|Other expenses||$100 – $300|
|Average annual cost||$785 – $1,710|
The annual total number of homeless dogs and cats estimated to enter shelters across the United States each year is 6 to 8 million.
Approximately 3 to 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized by United States shelters annually.
Approximately 3 to 4 million cats and dogs are adopted from United States shelters each year. Owners reclaim 30 percent of dogs and 2 to 5 percent of cats entering shelters.