2021 Annual Report to the Community on 2020 Impact

Released Spring 2021
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Annually, we provide a report to the community on the previous year's activities. For many of us, 2020 was a life-changing year. At SICSA, we started 2020 in celebration, with our monumental move to our new facility in Washington Township.

Six weeks later, COVID hit the United States in a drastic way. We operated a bit differently in 2020 to compensate for all the changes we incurred.  Below is a snapshot of SICSA’s impact in 2020:

The Help Center

While the heart of SICSA has historically been adoptions and placements, the Help Center took a leading role in 2020.  COVID-19 was not only a medical pandemic, it hit families financially.  SICSA’s Help Center works to try and keep animals in their home through intake diversion efforts such as the provision of information and resources, as well behavioral, medical, and even temporary boarding.

Help Center 2020 Impact

Animals diverted from coming into shelter and/or becoming a stray or euthanasia statistic
Resources and support provided to families with pets in need


For those animals we couldn’t keep with their families, there were three avenues in which we would assist.


29 Return to Owners in 2020


972 Owner Surrenders in 2020


594 Rescue Transfers in 2020

Awaiting Adoption

When we bring animals into SICSA, we work to get them ready for adoption as quickly as possible.  For some animals, a short stay in a foster home helps them on their path to adoption.  In 2020, for six weeks foster families opened their hearts and their homes while we wrestled with the impact of COVID-19 on SICSA.   Read more about these temporary homes with lasting impacts.


Temporary Homes with Lasting Impacts: SICSA's Foster Volunteers

Walking through the kennels of SICSA, you will see the faces of numerous pets in our care as they await their forever homes. What you do not see are the dozens of dogs and cats preparing for their time at SICSA with their foster families. Some pets have a longer journey from their former home, or lack thereof, to their eventual adoption. For these animals, and for SICSA’s capacity of care, these Foster Volunteers are crucial.

While in our care, every need of the animal is met by our dedicated animal care team.  This includes a clean and comfortable living space, yummy food, socialization, exercise, and enrichment.  They also are evaluated and treated by (in our humble opinion) the best Veterinary Team around.  This includes 14,646 different veterinary services to the animals awaiting adoption.

Adoption & Placement

The happy tails continued in 2020 with 1,646 animal adoption and placements.  To help ensure the animals and families were doing well, we also provided 3,851 post adoption follow up and support resources.  Read more about two of our lucky adoptions!


Though we were open just 37 days in 2020 before having to temporarily shut our doors due to the pandemic, for some pets, those days were life changing. Brando came to SICSA from Ross County Humane Society in late January last year. His adorable face and playful personality immediately helped him stand out to staff. When we opened our doors for the grand opening of our new home in Washington Township, he quickly caught the eye of numerous visitors.

Cinnamon joined us at SICSA in February of 2020, just before Valentine’s Day. This sweetheart quickly won over the hearts of many staff members. Her unique face made many liken her appearance to that of a stuffed animal. While we expected her to be adopted quickly, unfortunately shortly after her arrival, COVID-19 caused SICSA to shut our doors and led her into foster care with the rest of our animals. Fast forward to May and this adorable little lady was back in Kitty City awaiting her forever home. One month later in June, she found her match with her mom Danielle!

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Veterinary Clinic


Veterinary services provided to the animals in our care while awaiting adoption.


Medical Services Make a Difference: Frosty's Story

14,646 veterinary services were provided to animals in our care in 2020. That’s an average of 40 services per day for the entire year, even before adding in the thousands of services provided to public pets on top of this. Our veterinary staff is dedicated to the wellbeing of every dog and cat that steps through the clinic doors.


Preventative spays and neuters for the community.


Veterinary Services provided to the animals in our care while awaiting adoption.


Veterinary services provided to the pets from the community in need.

Spay and Neuter


Community Cats: Combatting Overpopulation Through TNRM

In 2020, SICSA provided 2,855 preventative spay and neuter procedures to our community. While many of these pets come from loving homes within the Greater Dayton area, others were brought in by good samaritans, hoping to help the outdoor cats that live amongst their neighborhoods. These are what we refer to as “Community Cats”.


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The Backbone of SICSA: Volunteers

Throughout decades of growth, a few constants have remained with SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center. The first is our undying love of animals. The second is the cherished support provided by selfless volunteers. This team of generous animal advocates make up a vital component of the SICSA pack. Without them, we could not carry out our mission or support the community in the ways we do.

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Board of Directors

Kunal Patel -President

John Edinger -Vice President

Paige Henry -Treasurer

Michelle Pautz -Secretary


Marti Shoenfelt

Elaine Allison

Zachary S. Heck

Matthew C. Ingram

Brenden Wynn

Hannah Poturalski

Germaine Valentine


The amount of appreciation we have for the staff, volunteers, donors, and community for their support during a challenging year.

2020 Budget

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Donor Roll:

Jeff Addison
Carolyn Allard
Elaine & Mark Allison
Constance Amos
Stella & Warren Assink
Rhonda Baggett & Eric Flasher
Kathryn Balazs & Brian Coffee
Jill & Brent Bamberger
Michael Bancle
Donald Barlow
Phyllis & Donald Beal
Sean & Lori Beemsterboer
Barbara Bennett
John & Kathy Beran
Chuck Berry
Rosalie Bonacci-Roberts
Kimberly & Matthew Brubaker
Carrie Brunello
Don & Carol Burke
Brenda Burkholder
Barbara Carmony
Rajan Chari
Carla Clasen
Annette Clayton
Philip & Katy Conway
Kimberly & Gary Cooley
K. Channing Cooper
Jeanette Cory
Robert & Crystal Crafton
Robert & Patricia Crossley
Betty Crouse
Simon & Sarah Curran
Lisa Davis
Michelle & Jim Davis
Dean & Barb DeVries
Sharon Dobies
Teresa Ebersole
Gabrielle Enright
Michelle Feltner
Joann Findlay
Jacqueline Ford
Jeffrey & Shelia Fox
Donald Frail
Alice Fries
Nancy Ganote
Margaret Gasper
Harold & Sonja Gegel
Zandra Gibson
Robert & Sheila Glavin
Tricia Goodowens
Marvin & Betty Grady
Richard Graham
Barbara Gray
Peter Grossman & Lawrence Timmins
Bob & Kim Group
Alison & Charles Haas
Gary Hansman
Jo-Lynn Harmon
Walter & Sherry Harrington
Tracy Harrison
Rebecca & Boyd Harrold
Zachary Heck
Hope Heidenreich
Joan Helton
Amy Hess
John & Judy Holland
Matthew Holten
Jayne Hood
Robert Hooper
Marjorie Houston
Pam Howard
Joseph & Sherry Hull
Mack & Sue Hunter
Betsy Huntington
John Hutchinson & Kathy Platoni
Denise Ingersoll
Larry & Patricia Johnson
Gayle & Brad Jordan
Katy & Ron Julian

Kathy & Gary Kepler
William & Phyllis Kist
Paul & Bonnie Koenig
Karen Kreusch
Marjorie Lahm
Dick Lantis
Pamela Larrick
Jason Lincoln
Deborah Loveless
Robert & Dana Luckenbach
Martha Lynch
Ana Maack & Kevin Maute
Nancy Madden
James Makley
Steven & Helen Markman
Charles Marshall
John & Karen Marshall
Karen Marshall
Larry & Virginia Maxel
Kathleen McCauley
Mike McGuire
Henry & Mary Meunier
Mark & Lynn Miedlar
Melissa Miller
W. Douglas & Carletta Rae Miller
Christopher Morrison
Larry Mullins & Roger Glass
Amy Munich
Kevin & Joey Nels
Wallace & Carol Nugent
Jack Omer
Bonnie Papini
David Parker
Elizabeth Parker
Jim & Linda Parker
Lucy & Philip Parsons
Clare Patterson
Michelle Pautz & Steven Zech
Rhonda Pingleton
Andrew Pitrof
Danielle Poe & Kevin Gray
Donald Pogoda
Kristin Pollock
Cathy Ponitz
Nancy Prass
Cheryl Probst
John & Carole Remick
Craig & Patricia Rider
Virginia & Edward Riechman
Caroline Riedel
Brent Riley
Karen Rose
Donald & Jane Rosenbarger
Donna Rosenbaum Cooper
Sally Ross
Jeffery & Kathleen Rutter
Peter & Sally Saunders
Heather Saxe
Deborah Schauer
Jan & Steve Scheid
Betty & Jack Semmelman
James & Janet Shafer
Kathleen Shay
Josh Shellabarger
Marti & Ben Shoenfelt
nancy & Robert Shofner
Angela Shumaker
Shirley Singleton
Karla & Jerome Sirotnik
Galen Smith
Harvey & Carolyn Smith
Nancy Stahl
Thomas & Carole Stephens
Wayne & Louise Sturtevant
David Swanson
Michael Thomas
George & Susan Tolnitch
Bonita Trissell
Brian & Andrea Turner
Mike & Cheryl Ulmer
Mary Uslan
Germaine Valentine
Sharon VanAusdal
Nora & Jack Vondrell
Paul & Teresa Wagner
William Walcott
Janet & Robert Walker
Norean & Jeffrey Wilbert
Patricia Wilkins
Philip & Makensie Wittmer
Susan Wolf
Ronald Wright
Mary Wyderski
Bobby & Margaret Yarborough
Nancy Zeller
Marjana Zupcsan

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The Beal Revocable Living Trust
Best Friends Animal Society
Buckeye Harley-Davidson
Canopy Creek Farm
The Carol and David Williams Charitable Fund
The Centerville-Washington Foundation Fund
The Charles D. Berry Foundation
The Cline Elementary School
Conger Construction Group
Dorothy Lane Market
Farmers & Merchants Bank
First American Title
Goldshot, Lamb & Hobbs, CPAs
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
IT XCEL Consulting, LLC
The James & Geraldine Summers Fund
The Jerome & Anastasia Angel Charitable Trust
Johnson Investment Counsel
The Kenneth O. Huntingdon Charitable Trust Fund
The Kuhns Brothers Company Foundation
The Levin Family Foundation
Levin Porter Architects
Dermatologists of S.W. Ohio, Inc.
M&M Title Co.
Marc's - Corporate Offices
Marion's Piazza
The Mary Bowman Grantor Charitable Lead Trust
McGohan Brabender
The Middletown Community Foundation
Midwestern Wealth Management
Modern Woodmen of America
Ohio Pet Fund
Old Fort Banking Company
Pet Suites Pet Resort & Spa
PetPeople Enterprises
Premier Health Corporate Office
Quality One Exteriors, LLC
Reynolds and Reynolds Associate Foundation
Riegel Financial Group
Square One Salon and Spa
The Albert & Helen Scharrer Fund
The Ann T. Rinker Trust
The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
The Berry Family Foundation
The CareSource Foundation
The Carl J. Davis, Jr. Fund
The Estate of Dorothy C. Fox
The Estate of Karen Kreusch
The Estate of Kathleen Bridgman
The GE Foundation
The George Geis Family Fund
The Houtz Family Foundation, Inc.
The Jean Barger Rice Trust
The Kroger Company
The Kunal Patel Group
The Petco Foundation
The Petland Charities
The Richard and Helen Shell Endowment Fund
The Uhl Agency
Thomas A. Brown Jr. Irrevocable Trust
Timothy J. Thoma Fund of The Dayton Foundation
United Way of Greater Twin Cities
United Way of Greater Dayton Area
W.A. Hammond Drierite Co LTD