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Humane Society of Greater Dayton

A BBB Accredited Charity since 02/10/2011.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Humane Society of Greater Dayton
Phone: (937) 268-7387
Fax: (937) 267-5227
Address: 1661 Nicholas Rd
Dayton, OH 45417
Report Expiration Date: April 1, 2016
Original Business Start Date: January 1902
Principal: Mr. Brian Weltge, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mr. Brian Weltge, Executive Director - (937) 268-7387
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1902, OH
Employees: 10 Full Time. 19 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Animal Shelters, Charity - Animal Protection, Humane Societies
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

According to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, its mission is "to build a community in which all animals are valued and family life is enhanced through relationships with pets."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Humane Society of Greater Dayton finds homes for homeless pets, reunites pets with their families, provides spay/neuter programs and education, work to eliminate animal abuse and neglect through cruely investigations and community action. They also serve as a resource for pet owners to enhance the human-animal bond and create loving, life-long pet owners.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, Humane Society of Greater Dayton's program expenses were:

Animal care:$1,169,279
Total Program Expenses:$1,169,279


Chief Executive Officer:Brian Weltge, Director & CEO
Chair of the Board:Kim Lopez, Chair
Board Size:16
Paid Staff Size:10 Full Time. 19 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Humane Society of Greater Dayton raises funds through direct mail, special events, print advertisements, grant proposals, planned giving, internet appeals and Fetch A Fiat raffle.

Fund raising expenses for the year ending December 31, 2012 totaled 14% of related contributions.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to Humane Society of Greater Dayton's audited financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2012:

 Grant revenue$53,731
 In-kind contributions$27,722
 Direct mail contributions$425,393
 Adoption fees$111,170
 Owner release fees$11,959
 Service fees$99,782
 Other revenue$47,540
 Total Income:$1,421,445
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$1,169,279 77.20%82.26%
 Fund Raising:$162,753 10.75%11.45%
 Administrative:$182,581 12.05%12.84%
 Total Expenses:$1,514,613
Excess of Income over Expenses$-93,168
Ending Net Assets:$1,751,324

Notes and Comments

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Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (937) 262-5921

Report as of February 6, 2016 06:15
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