We need your help to open Gem City Vet, a low cost spay & neuter clinic for cats and dogs.
Spay and neuter is the key to making Dayton a no-kill community. Current clinics are booked out weeks in advance and more surgery appointments are needed to prevent unwanted pets.
We need to raise $34,000 by October 17th to purchase our facility and make minor repairs.
Until recently in the US, millions of pets were killed each year in shelters simply because they didn’t have homes.
Nationally, many organizations are working together to reach "no-kill" by 2025, meaning that we aren’t killing any pets for lack of space and only euthanizing when it’s the best and most merciful choice for the animal.
Our animal welfare resources in Montgomery County are currently stretched beyond their abilities.
Low cost spay and neuter services are provided through nonprofit shelters. These organizations are overwhelmed with vetting and placing homeless pets. This past April, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) ended all cat programs, placing even more strain on these nonprofit shelters.
Dayton can be a no-kill community by 2025 by providing more spay and neuter surgeries for community cats and pets within low income families.
Gem City Kitties feels a high-volume spay and neuter clinic located in West Dayton is a vital part of the solution, by providing both easier access and faster appointment availability.
We need to raise funds for initial repairs and equipment on the clinic facility which we have under contract.
As a new, grassroots nonprofit, we’re able to work quickly and build our programs extremely efficiently.
Since opening in January of 2018, in partnership with Gem City Catfe, we have:
• Adopted over 280 cats to loving homes
• Educated thousands of Daytonians on best practices for cat care and how to keep their pets in their homes
• Trained over 100 community members on how to help solve this problem at a local level.
We're excited to expand our programs and hope you'll join us. Donations of any size are appreciated.
Gem City Kitties is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and your donations are tax deductible. Should any issues arise with the clinic purchase, all donated funds will be used to expand our TNR Program to help community cats and grow programs related to low-cost spay and neuter.