About Us


In 1974, a group of dedicated individuals committed to offering Kettering Ohio, Dayton and the Miami Valley an alternative to the traditional animal welfare system, came together and created the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA).

For more than 40 years, people in the Miami Valley have supported SICSA in a partnership of caring to build a strong humane community. View our video to learn more about SICSA.



Promoting the welfare and adoption of companion animals, and nurturing loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people.

To support our mission, SICSA offers numerous animal-centered programs and services for families and children.


Board of Directors and Financials


Statistics and Policies

We have over 1,400 dog and cat adoptions annually and spay and neuter over 3,000 dogs and cats each year for the community. We have over 460 junior and adult volunteers that provide 16,000 hours of service each year. SICSA is a private non-profit 501(c)3. Donations are tax-deductible under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code.