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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 more than 40 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!


We adopt over 2,000 dogs and cats into loving homes annually and spay/neuter 4,600 animals each year for the community. Over 700 junior and adult volunteers provide more than 40,000 hours of service to SICSA each year. We also provide quality humane education to more than 4,600 children annually. Our Paw Partners Social program brings the joy and comfort of animal companionship to hundreds of residents in nursing homes and hospitals with SICSA's adoptable animals, as well as providing socialization for the animal.