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Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

We envision a future where animal shelters are a thing of the past. Where through education and outreach that animals can always find a home, even if that home is a neighborhood or community and not a singular house. Where a network of pet owners and animal lovers can support one another in re-homing, providing care, and connecting pets with people.

Our History

In 1974, a group of dedicated individuals committed to offering 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 50 years, people in the Miami Valley have supported the SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center in a partnership of caring to build a strong humane community.

In 2020, SICSA built a new, state-of-the-art facility located at 8172 Washington Church Road, Dayton, OH 45458. This facility features a spacious Veterinary Clinic, a Temporary Care Wing, numerous Play Yards, and more!

Our Impact

we adopt over 2,000 dogs and cats
we spay/neuter 4,600 animals
we have over 700 volunteers
we provide more than 200 hours humane education summer camp


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Board of Directors
John Edinger


Zachary S. Heck

Vice President

Geoff Forgie


Hannah Poturalski


Matthew C. Ingram
Germaine Valentine
Donna Smith
Senior Staff
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Jack Omer

President & CEO

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Joyce Voss

Director of Veterinary Services & Animal Care

937-294-6505 ext. 18
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Crystal Koon

Veterinary Clinic Manager

937-294-6505 ext. 14
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Jessie Sullivan

Director of Adoption & Alternative Services

937-294-6505 ext. 20
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Mary Wrenn

Director of Communications & Donor Relations

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Amanda Tomlin

Director of Administrative Services

937-294-6505 ext. 13
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Rebecca Millis

Cat Life Saving Manager and Cat Behaviorist

937-294-6505 ext. 26
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Leah O’Malley

Volunteer Services Manager

937-294-6505 ext. 25
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Eryn Carper

Help Center Program Manager

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Ashley Camden

Adoption Program Manager

937-294-6505 ext. 33
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Kaitlin Becraft

Outreach and Education Manager

937-294-6505 ext. 42
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Michelle Misra

Foster Program Manager

937-294-6505 ext. 37
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Janie Davis

Help Center Program Manager

937-294-6505 ext. 32
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Zandra Gibson

Spay/Neuter Coordinator

937-294-6505 ext. 16
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Megan Wyant

Animal Care Manager

937-294-6505 ext. 11