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Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony
October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Humane Society of Greater Dayton on Thursday, October 22nd at 12 p.m for the Groundbreaking of their Phase 1 UnLEASH the Change expansion campaign. To maintain safe social distancing, the entire groundbreaking ceremony will be done virtually and streamed live through their Facebook page.
Through this expansion, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton has raised the funding for the $5 million project to grow their current facility at 1661 Nicholas Road. This expansion will include:
• Regional Full-Service, Needs-Based Animal Hospital to help all pet owners in our community regardless of their income level. Through this Full-Service, Needs-Based Animal Hospital, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton can offer solutions for those in need while continuing to provide quality medical care to the animals in our community. This animal hospital will be open to not only Montgomery County residents, but surrounding counties as well.
• Regional High-Volume Spay & Neuter Clinic that will positively impact the cat overpopulation concerns facing neighborhoods. With an estimated 50,000 stray or community cats within just Montgomery County, programs such as Trap-Neuter-Return are critical to humanely and effectively battle cat overpopulation. Through the High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic, we will have the resources available to scale up our already established Community Cat Initiative program, which is currently performing 4,000+ spay/neuter surgeries annually. With this new clinic, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton looks to increase surgeries over the next ten years by 400 percent.
• Cruelty & Neglect Animal Rehabilitation Center to house, protect and rehabilitate all types of animals. Each year, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton investigates hundreds of cases of cruelty or neglect toward animals. We are the only organization in Montgomery County that investigates cases against all types of animals. With such a large range of animals needing our assistance, the Animal Rehabilitation Center will provide us with the resources needed to house large-breed animals such as horses as well as give us the housing to help in large-scale cases. Right now, we rely solely on fosters to care for many of the animals that are part of cruelty and neglect investigations.
This groundbreaking is the first phase in a large-scale expansion the Humane Society of Greater Dayton has created to provide more services and find more homes for animals in our community. Following the completion of Phase 1, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will focus on the second phase of their campaign, which includes a Regional Pet Adoption and Community Center located on Austin Boulevard. For more information on this phase, please reach out to Courtney Steckel, Director of Development at (937) 262-5923.