MeowZa cat boutique, humane society shelter close due to coronavirus concerns

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton MeowZa Cat Boutique at the Dayton Mall first opened in 2008. STAFF FILE
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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton MeowZa Cat Boutique at the Dayton Mall first opened in 2008. STAFF FILE

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton has closed its main shelter and the MeowZa Cat Boutique inside the Dayton Mall.

Effective immediately, the shelter at 1611 Nicholas Road in Dayton will not be open to the public or to volunteers through at least the end of March due to concerns about the coronavirus, the shelter staff posted Monday afternoon on social media.

Also, all events, meetings and in-person training is canceled at least for the next four weeks.

“Without our amazing volunteers, the burden of care falls solely onto our dedicated and passionate staff. We all understand that this is not going to be easy, but we feel that limiting the number of people who pass through our shelter is the wise and socially responsible decision to make at this time,” the humane society posted.

The shelter also is suspending the intake of non-emergency animals, such as stray cats, kittens and owner-surrendered cats.

Anyone who finds a stray or community cat that has an emergency or needs medical assistance should call the Dayton Care Center at 937-428-0911 or MedVet at 937-293-2714.

To foster a shelter animal during the shutdown, call 937-262-5937.

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