Save the Date – Dick Goddard’s APL Telethon

Save the date for Dick Goddard’s APL Telethon on Thursday, September 17th! The telethon will air on Fox 8 beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. The telethon will raise money to help the nearly 15,000 animals that the Cleveland APL cares for every year.

Help Us End Animal Cruelty

Piglet and Lilith desperately needed someone to speak for them. They were both rescued from cruel and neglectful situations and given second chances at new, happy lives. Won’t you please make a gift today to help us continue to speak for the animals who have no voice?

Pets of the Week

Meet Schatzi and Tom Kitty, our Pets of the Week! Schatzi is waiting for a home at our adoption center in Tremont, while Tom Kitty is waiting to meet his future family at our PetSmart Charities® Everyday Adoption Center! Click to learn more about our Pets of the Week!


Since we receive no government funding, the Cleveland Animal Protective League relies on generous financial supporters like you to make a difference in the lives of the animals we shelter, rescue, and provide assistance to.

Programs & Services

At the Cleveland APL, we offer a variety of programs and services, such as our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program. Learn all about the APL’s programs and services.


The Cleveland Animal Protective League has been making happily ever after since 1913! Meet your new best friend at the Cleveland APL!


Our volunteers are invaluable! They are the heart of our organization and are vital team members who help us to achieve the impossible, fulfill our mission, inspire us to be our best, and advocate for animals and their care.


AdoptWe have been creating “happily ever afters” at the Cleveland APL since 1913. Begin your adoption journey by viewing all of our animals that are currently available for adoption and find your new best friend!


SupportSince we receive no government funding, we rely on generous financial supporters to make a difference in the lives of the animals for whom we care for. There are also many other ways you can make a difference, including becoming a volunteer.

Programs & Services

Programs & Ser vicesWe offer many life-saving programs and services for Northeast Ohio’s homeless animals including Humane Investigations, Animal Admissions, Animal Welfare Clinic, Trap-Neuter-Return Program, Foster Care Program, and much more!


EventsAll year long, we work to support our mission to foster compassion and end animal suffering by hosting a variety of fund-raiser events including our annual gala, Cold Noses, Warm Hearts (Fur Ball), Q104’s Pledge for Pets Radiothon, and WKYC Fur-Get-Me-Not Telethon.