Humane Society needs pet food, accessories

Did you know that The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is the oldest, most-established no-kill animal welfare agency in the Miami Valley?

The organization has been serving Montgomery County since 1902 . It’s the only organization in the area to deal with all types of animals — including dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics, birds, small pets and more.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Humane Society receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from individuals, companies and grants to fund the many programs and services provided for the community.

“We are proud to help thousands of people and animals within the Dayton region each year,” said Brian Weltge, the group’s president and CEO. “Your support of our organization is greatly appreciated and helps us continue to help more animals in need!”

Here’s what they can use:

Animal Care Items

  • Cat/Kitten toys
  • Friskies or Fancy Feast canned cat food (only pate)
  • Iams, Pedigree, Cesar or Science Diet canned dog food (only pate or ground dog food, no chunks please)
  • Royal Canin dry medium adult dog food
  • Royal Canin dry mini puppy food
  • Royal Canin dry indoor adult cat food
  • Royal Canin Babycat 34 kitten formula
  • KMR - Kitten Milk Replacement
  • Iams Veterinary Formula Intestinal Low Residue canned dog or cat food
  • Plastic baby keys
  • Tidy Cat 24/7 Performance kitty litter
  • Small, medium and large collars
  • Quiet Time 12"x18" fleece cat beds
  • Grocery gift cards (to buy fresh greens for our rabbits)
  • Gas gift cards (to help pay for the transporting of animals and investigation of cruelty and neglect cases)

Veterinary Care Items

  • Paper bowls
  • Distilled water
  • Paper & cloth surgical drapes - all sizes
  • Eye ointment
  • Bandaging material (padding, gauze patches 4x4, tape, wrap, casting material)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Mineral oil
  • Microscope slides and slide cover slips
  • Immersion oil
  • Warm water circulating heating pad

Cleaning Supplies

  • Bleach
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Liquid dish soap (not for a dishwasher)
  • Fabric-softener sheets
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper

Office Supplies

  • White copy paper
  • Post-it notes
  • White-out tape
  • Scotch tape
  • Rubber bands
  • White card-stock

Donations can be dropped off at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicolas Road, Dayton, OH 45417. Items can also be purchased through the organization’s Amazon Wish List at and then shipped directly to the shelter.

Other ways to help: Whether baking treats for pets to walking dogs, helping run the MeowZa Cat Boutique or doing office work, the Humane Society has something for everyone to do. Volunteers can be as young as 10 years old. If you are interested in signing up for a volunteer open house, visit for more information.

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