More About the Cleveland APL

Bully breed APL Alum being pet by her owner wearing a purple shirtCore Values


We are compassion in action. We believe every animal and person has value and worth and should be treated with respect, empathy, and kindness to support the human-animal bond.


We are a voice for animals, dedicated to lifesaving solutions that advance their quality of life, and promote their place in society.


We act with integrity, creativity, duty to community, and have the courage to change. These are the driving forces that make us a leading animal welfare organization.


We are devoted to pioneering new approaches to the evolving challenges animals face by developing ethical, humane solutions and working in partnership with the public and animal welfare community.


We continually strive to be a diverse and inclusive team and believe we all must work together to best fulfill our mission.

Vision Statement

The Cleveland Animal Protective League envisions a society in which:

  • Animals are valued, treated with dignity and respect, and protected from cruelty and neglect;
  • Every companion animal-in-need has a chance for rehabilitation and re-homing;
  • The human-animal bond is cherished and supported; and
  • Every pet is wanted.


Strategic Plan