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We Are Proud of Our Accomplishments!

- 37 active rescue partners located locally, in the State of Ohio and Midwest region. 
In 2015, these partners have rescued over 600 animals and continue to work with us every day. 

- January through October of 2015, our faithful volunteers have logged almost 4,500 volunteer hours.  This is the equivalent of 15 volunteer hours each day we are open to the public.

- We have successfully adopted over 800 dogs and cats to great homes throughout our community in 2015. Our most recent adoption event, Dogs of Fall, with international law firm WilmerHale, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and the Society for the Improvement of Condition for Stray Animals (SICSA) resulted in the adoption of 24 animals to great homes.

- Each and every day, we work with our partners, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and SICSA to find forever homes for animals in our care:

Humane Society of Greater Dayton
2014:                   252 Transferred
2015 YTD:          138 Transferred

SICSA Adoption Center
2014:                   268 Transferred
2015 YTD:          101 Transferred

- In July of 2015, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center became the first shelter in Ohio to offer the Finding Rover application which offers facial recognition technology to identify lost pets.  Finding Rover is a free service for identifying lost and found dogs in real-time with facial recognition technology accessible through the smartphone app and website.

Background – Awards/Recognitions/Accomplishments

  • The Animal Resource Center, specifically the Veterinary Clinic, is a registered and certified off site instruction venue for Sinclair Community College Veterinary Technology Program.  In order to be certified, the Resource Center was inspected by officials from the USDA and representatives of the International Animal Care and Usage Committee, which governs the humane treatment of all animals receiving care as part of educational and research programs. Inspectors must certify all aspects of Resource Center operations in order to approve our practices as humane and of the highest possible standards. These include inspection of the entire facility, standard operating procedures and protocols, proper and current maintenance and inspection of all equipment and kennel facilities, and maintenance of proper safety protocols and equipment to comply with federal safety standards.

  • The Animal Resource Center passed this rigorous inspection two years ago and must maintain all standards as inspected. As a mandatory part of their off-site clinical experience, students are instructed to report any incidents of animal mistreatment to their Sinclair faculty supervisor. Reporting inhumane treatment or subpar conditions of any kind is a mandatory and expected duty of all students who work in off-site instruction facilities. Their obligation to report must be clearly posted at all facilities, and it is posted on our clinic door. In our two years with Sinclair as a federally inspected and certified facility, there have been no reports of inhumane treatment, intimidation, or incompetent practices by any Resource Center staff.

  • The Animal Resource Center was also inspected by the State of Ohio as a Veterinary Business Facility, and received a 98/100 on its last inspection. The two points lost were due to lack of radiology facilities. Since this inspection, the Resource Center has partnered with Sinclair to obtain an X-ray machine for on-site use. Yet another inspection was performed by State officials to certify the safety of the X-ray equipment, and certificates of passage are clearly posted in the veterinary clinic.

  • The Animal Resource Center and the Veterinary Clinic have hosted students from Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology which include:
        Ross University
        St Matthews University
        St Georges University
        University of Georgia
        University of Illinois
        Michigan State University
        The Ohio State University
        Purdue University
        Sinclair Community College
        Miami Jacobs College
        Bradford Institute of Veterinary Technology
        Brown Mackie College
  • Our Veterinary Technician is a certified adjunct instructor for Sinclair Community College.
    Dr. Meyer is an off-site instructor/mentor for Purdue University.
  • Purdue University students rotate through the Animal Resource Center on a weekly basis, and each student works 8-10 hours daily with the clinic staff. Students also ride along with Officers in the field.  Over 100 Purdue students have attended a clinical rotation week at the Animal Resource Center, which includes full immersion into all aspects of our operations. There have been no complaints, and in fact many have written the Resource Center letters of thanks and praise.
  • Over the last five years, long term externships of 6-8 weeks have been completed by 10 veterinary technology students and 6 veterinary medicine students. These externships include full integration into the veterinary staff and full immersion in Animal Resource Center daily operations, including animal care and field services. None have reported inhumane or incompetent practices of any kind. In fact, the majority have written letters of thanks and praise for the Resource Center staff and facilities.
  • Each year, over 1200 spay and neuter surgeries are performed in the ARC Clinic. Each year, there are less than 5 deaths from anesthetic or surgical complications. This is a less than 1/10 percent mortality rate, which  is far above average for a high volume surgical facility.
  • 2014 partnered with researchers at Wright State University to establish the established a Behavior Modification Program for fearful dogs who are newly admitted to the shelter.  This modification allows the staff to successfully place the dog up for adoption.
  • 2014 “Diane Lane Memorial Award” by the National Animal Control Association for outstanding volunteer service presented to Montgomery County Animal Resource Center volunteer, John Crouch.
  • 2013 “Diane Lane Memorial Award” by the National Animal Control Association for outstanding volunteer service presented to Montgomery County Animal Resource Center volunteer, Steve Glardon.
  • 2013 “Bill Lehman Memorial Award” by the National Animal Control Association presented to Montgomery County Director of Communications, Cathy Petersen. The recipient of this award is not directly employed in the animal control field, but has shown exceptional awareness in animal control matters that merit distinction.
  • 2012 and 2009 “Outstanding Animal Control Agency” Award was presented to the Montgomery County Ohio Animal Resource Center by the National Animal Control Association.
  • 2011 “Diane Lane Memorial Award” by the National Animal Control Association for outstanding volunteer service presented to Montgomery County Animal Resource Center volunteer, Sarah Horsley of Butler Township.
  • 2009 “Outstanding Animal Control Employee of the Year” Award presented to ACCO Dawn Gilbert by the National Animal Control Association.

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In August of 2004, a group of animal welfare industry leaders from across the nation convened at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California for the purpose of building bridges across varying philosophies, developing relationships and creating togetherness with all on the same footing.  When we work together pooling our resources and working creating goals focused on reducing euthanasia of healthy treatable companion animals in United States.  Through hard work, discussion and brainstorming a common vision was adopted.  More information on Asilomar can be found at

What is our goal is to build a coalition by non-profit agencies that are teaming with municipal organizations to provide services.  Without participation outside the government environment, we have little in saving all the lives of unwanted animals in our community.  There must be pro-active programming in our community and working together with our coalition members and reporting our statistics in the Asilomar Accords definitions.