Community update with statistics from September 2019

Over the last month, the Animal Resource Center has continued to improve to better serve our animals and the community.  From partnering with various organizations to streamlining processes and improving workflow efficiencies, we’re making remarkable progress. As we begin to unveil our programs, some new and others improved, I ask for your continued support. It is only with the backing of our vibrant and strong community that these programs will be successful.

One of the programs that our team has been diligently working on is the foster care program. While we strive to provide the best care possible for every animal that comes to the ARC, the shelter is no replacement for a home environment. Our hope is to build a network of foster caregivers so that these dogs can have a break from the shelter, and hopefully, find their forever homes in the process.

As we enter the home stretch of 2019, it’s important that we continue to move forward and implement the best practice recommendations from Team Shelter. To date, we’ve completed 81 percent of the recommendations and 18 percent are in progress. With everyone hard at work, we’re making great strides and can see it paying off each day.

In September, 149 pets were adopted, 19 of which went home during the WilmerHale Paws of Fall adoption event. During the event, the ARC along with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and SICSA partnered to find homes for over 50 animals. It was a particularly warm day, but thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers, the event went great! Along with all the adoptions in September, our team worked hard to make sure 111 pets were returned to their owners – our highest number yet.

As always, thank you to the community, our media partners, our rescue partners, and all our social media fans. Your continued support means so much to us, and, of course, to the animals.

Robert Gruhl
Animal Resource Center
(937) 898-4457

September 2019 statistics October 18, 2019 progress report