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Released: December 21, 2015

The Cleveland Animal Protective League’s project CARE (Community Animal Retention Effort), an outreach support service for pet-owning residents in a targeted area of Cleveland, will hold its’ third annual holiday “Give Back Day” on Wednesday, December 23rd.  Project CARE’s goal is to help preserve the human-animal bond by keeping pets with families who love them.

Released: December 14, 2015

The magic of the holiday season is upon us. Cheerful music is playing, cookies are baking in the oven, family and friends are coming together to celebrate this joyous time, and folks are warming up by the fire. Here at the Cleveland APL, we recognize the importance of family during the holidays, which is why we would love to help you add to yours by adopting a pet to be “delivered” to your home by our APL elves on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Released: December 8, 2015

“A short time ago, in an animal shelter close, close by, there were lots of wonderful cats and kittens who were waiting for loving homes…” Sound like the opening of a Star Wars movie? It is! Well, sort of… The time is now, the shelter is the Cleveland APL, and the cats and kittens are available for adoption and waiting to join your force – or family!

Released: November 23, 2015

This season’s most sought after – and most elusive – holiday desire is available now at the Cleveland Animal Protective League: LOVE!  The Cleveland APL is getting into the holiday spirit this Black Friday by offering reduced adoption fees to animal lovers who would like to add a cold nose with a warm heart to their family.  On Friday, November 27th, only, all cats will be available for adoption for only $10 and kittens will be available for only $25.  The Cleveland APL is certain that there’s not a better “deal” to be found anywhere for people who are looking for the gift of unconditional love and companionship this holiday season.

Released: November 9, 2015

Do you have an extra seat at your table during your “Friendsgiving” dinner this year? If so, consider adding a feline friend to your festivities! At this time of year, when we take stock of our lives and relationships, ask yourself if you could benefit from the companionship of a sweet, loving, and wonderful rescue cat. The answer is always, “Yes!”

Released: October 28, 2015

Find an extra-special Halloween treat this weekend at the Cleveland APL–a new feline friend! Adopting a cat will fill your life with love and joy, and, unlike Halloween candy, cats won’t add inches to your waistline! Visit either of the Cleveland APL’s adoption center locations to adopt a frightfully fantastic cat during “Meowloween.”

Released: September 9, 2015
There is lots of buzz surrounding the start of football season. With all of the excitement, our cats and kittens wanted to get in on the action! While getting ready for the upcoming football season, we are holding a “Fantasy Fuzzball Weekend” at the Cleveland APL. There are lots of adorable fuzzy friends who are waiting for loving homes, and we want to see them all get drafted!

Released: August 12, 2015
Tom Cruise isn’t the only one on a mission! The Cleveland APL team is also on a mission to find loving homes for all of the wonderful cats and kittens in our adoption centers and we need your help! We need to find loving homes for 100 cats and kittens who are currently available for adoption at our adoption center in Tremont and at the PetSmart Charities® Everyday Adoption Center in the PetSmart® store in Parma.

Released: July 15, 2015
Can you believe it is almost halfway to Christmas? Soon snowflakes will be falling; there will be a chill in the winter air; and chestnuts will be roasting on an open fire. Too soon?  It may be too soon to start thinking about the holidays, but it’s never too soon to think about adopting a feline friend! Enjoy the warm July weather and the love of a feline friend and celebrate CATmas in July with the Cleveland APL.  Nothing says “halfway to the holidays” like family, and nothing says family like a new furry companion. The Cleveland APL is spreading holiday joy in July by reducing their adoption fees in order to find more animals loving homes.

Released: June 23, 2015
There is much excitement and anticipation surrounding the Cleveland Animal Protective League this week. Rumor has it that kittens have made their arrival and joined the cats at the Cleveland APL’s Purrassic World! Since the APL is being taken over by these sweet, cuddly animals, their adoption fees are being reduced in order to find more animals loving homes.

Released: May 5, 2015
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 8th, Q104’s morning team will broadcast from the Cleveland Animal Protective League to raise money for homeless animals during the 10th Annual Pledge for Pets Radiothon, presented by The PUP Program at  Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.  Listeners will be treated to heartwarming stories of survival and happy endings with the hope that they will be inspired to call-in and make a gift that will change the life of a homeless animal.

Released: May 4, 2015
The Cleveland Animal Protective League and Q104 are teaming up for the 10th Annual Pledge for Pets Radiothon.  On May 8th and 9th, Q104’s morning show team will be broadcasting live from the Cleveland APL to raise money for homeless animals.  This year, in an effort to help even more animals, the APL is hosting a Rockin’ Rescue weekend in conjunction with Radiothon and reducing its adoption fees for cats and kittens.

Released: April 23, 2015
Adoptable animals assemble! Here at the Cleveland APL, all of the superheroes are coming together in search of a place to call home.  From Iron Man, to Mantis, to Captain America, to Rogue—every furry member of Marvel’s superhero community is ready and waiting to find a loving home.

Released: March 16, 2015
On Friday, March 20th, from 5am to 7:30pm, the Cleveland Animal Protective League will be live on air every half-hour on WKYC Channel 3.  These vignettes that will broadcast live from the Cleveland Animal Protective League, will showcase the diverse and meaningful work the Cleveland APL does to rescue, heal, nurture, adopt and advocate for the animals in need in our community.

Released: March 4, 2015
The cats at the Cleveland Animal Protective League are celebrating a March Madness that’s all their own, and we’re calling it March Meowness! Everyday these cats are competing with each other to win the heart of someone who is looking for that special companion. If you adopt and make one of our cats your MVP, you’re sure to score big with a lifetime of love!

Released: February 13, 2015
Just over 2 weeks ago, the Cleveland APL lead an animal rescue operation at The Cat Crossing, a shelter on West 25th Street. While this is still an ongoing humane investigation, we are releasing all of the information about the situation that we are able to at this time.

Released: February 10, 2015
Do you find yourself craving some cuddly companionship instead of creamy candies? Are you considering passing up a three course dinner date for a frolic with a four-legged friend? If so, it sounds like you are ready to meet your perfect match this Valentine’s Day—the one with a warm heart and cold nose!

Released: January 14, 2015
An adoption duel, you say? To coincide with the two times the Cleveland Cavaliers will play the Sacramento Kings in January, the Cleveland Animal Protective League has been challenged by the wonderful team at the Sacramento SPCA to an adoption competition

Released: December 15, 2014
There’s no place like home for the holidays, and the animals at the Cleveland APL are hoping to experience just what that means this holiday season.  Currently, there many wonderful animals living at the shelter who want to be happy and we know that having a home sweet home for the holidays would be their #1 wish.

Released: November 24, 2014
This season’s most sought after – and most elusive – holiday desire is available now at the Cleveland Animal Protective League: LOVE!  The Cleveland APL is getting into the holiday spirit this Black Friday by offering reduced adoption fees to animal lovers who would like to add a cold nose with a warm heart to their family.  On Friday, November 28th only, all cats will be available for adoption for only $10 and kittens will be available for only $25.  Select dogs will have fees reduced to $50.  The Cleveland APL is certain that there’s not a better “deal” to be found anywhere for people who are looking for the gift of unconditional love and companionship this holiday season.

Released: November 7, 2014
As a thank you to all of the amazing men and women who have served our country, both past and present, on this Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11th, the Cleveland Animal Protective League is offering veterans waived adoption fees on all cats, kittens, and small mammals, as well as on select dogs.  The promotion will take place at our adoption center in Tremont and our Everyday Adoption Center in the PetSmart store in Parma.

Released: November 5, 2014
Last month alone, the Cleveland APL Humane Investigators rescued 69 animals, bringing them to our shelter where they received the help and care they needed.  Included among these animals is JJ, a cat left behind when his owner was evicted and found two weeks later without food or water.  Also included in the 69 lives saved is Claudine, a beautiful young cat left to languish with an injury that went untreated by her owner.

Released: October 22, 2014
October is National Pit Bull Awareness month and the Cleveland APL, City of Cleveland Kennel, and Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter are teaming up to help the homeless Pit Bulls in our care find loving homes!  The Cleveland APL is also featuring their wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption.

Released: October 18, 2014
This week, the Cleveland APL Humane Investigators were called to investigate a suspected cruelty case involving a young, black cat. We have been deeply touched by the number of people who have reached out with the desire to give that cat the wonderful home she deserves. Sweet Clarissa is not currently available for adoption because her case is still under investigation.

Released: October 8, 2014
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the power to make dreams come true? Just like in the Land of Oz, the Cleveland APL is full of wonderfully unique animals searching for their happily ever after. These fantastic animals have heart, brains, and courage, but they need you to make their wishes for a home come true.

Released: August 29, 2014
September is the perfect time to spread the love and adopt a new furry best friend. And to make it easier than ever, the Cleveland Animal Protective League is teaming up with Animal Planet in collaboration with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to waive all adoption fees for dogs and cats starting Monday, September 1.

Released: August 27, 2014
The Cleveland Animal Protective League is teaming up with area rescue groups to participate in A Labor of Love Adoption Event, taking place this Saturday, August 30th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PetSmart® store in Parma at 6870 Ridge Rd.

Released: August 6, 2014
During its annual volunteer appreciation celebration on July 30th, Cleveland Animal Protective League President & CEO Sharon Harvey announced the winners of the 2013 Volunteers of the Year award.

Released: August 4, 2014
Homeless animals in Cuyahoga County are breaking out their rainbow gear and training hard in preparation for the Stray Games adoption event! As athletes from around the world visit Cleveland for the Gay Games 9, the Cleveland APL, City of Cleveland Kennel, and Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter are teaming up to help the homeless animals in our care win their gold medals – loving homes!

Released: August 1, 2014
On Saturday, August 2, from opening until closing, Bob Evans Restaurants of Cleveland, Akron, and Medina  (which includes more than 20 locations) will accept flyers from guests to support the Cleveland Animal Protective League.

Released: July 25, 2014
Grab your cameras, everyone. You have some extra time to pose your pets and enter their photos in the Cleveland APL’s 2015 Pet Calendar Contest!

Released: July 22, 2014
Dollar dog night is a long-standing event at Progressive Field, with some even calling it an American tradition. Not wanting the dogs to have all the fun, Cleveland cats are getting in on the action this year, too, and the Cleveland APL is celebrating Dollar Cat Day on Friday, July 25th, by dropping adoption fees to the lowest of the year.

Released: June 30, 2014
There’s a kitten revolution starting this weekend at the Cleveland APL. We currently have close to 200, friendly cats available for adoption with nearly half of them being kittens – and they’re all fighting for good homes, for their freedom and for love – and they want these things now!

Released: June 4, 2014
The Cleveland APL does not have room for ONE MORE cat in our shelter. We will not euthanize healthy, friendly animals, or animals we can treat, for space or time limits. However, in the past week, we’ve taken in 160 cats in-need and only adopted out 70. Unless we find more adopters, this will continue until we reach a point we can’t bring anymore cats in.

Released: May 15, 2014
The Cleveland Animal Protective League’s free adoption app is now available for iOS and Android devices.

Released: April 29, 2014
The Cleveland Animal Protective League and Q104 are teaming up for the 9th Annual Pledge for Pets Radiothon.  On May 2nd and May 3rd, Fee’s Kompany will be broadcasting live from the Cleveland APL to raise money for homeless animals.

Released: April 22, 2014
We have made it through one of Cleveland’s harshest winters in years, but now the forecast is calling for heavy showers – showers of cats, that is!

Released: March 24, 2014
Breaking news: Participation in the Affordable Cat Act, also known as “APLCat”, has been extended at the Cleveland Animal Protective League.

Released: March 4, 2014
Breaking news: the Affordable Cat Act, also known as APLCat, will be enacted this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Cleveland APL with the goal of increasing access to affordable, quality, feline companionship.

Released: February 11, 2014
Are you tired of seeing nothing but hearts, flowers, and candy leading up to Valentine’s Day?  If so, the Cleveland APL is having some fun and livening up Cupid’s message by announcing that we are here to help you “get some tail!” But, to be clear, the tail we’re promoting comes complete with a loving, purring feline companion who will give you a lifetime of unconditional love.

Released: December 19, 2013
The Cleveland APL was honored to be awarded a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign!  More than 4,500 incredible stories were submitted, and we are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the top 8! Our story was of Noland and Lurlene.

Released: December 12, 2013
The Cleveland Animal Protective League’s “Furry Days of Christmas” adoption promotion will officially begin on Friday, December 13th with 12 days of a variety of reduced adoption fees and retail items.

Released: December 9, 2013
The Cleveland Animal Protective League’s “Furry Days of Christmas” adoption promotion will kick off on Monday, December 9th with a very special visit from the popular rock band, the Plain White T’s.

Released: November 22, 2013
This season’s most sought after – and most elusive – holiday desire is available now at the Cleveland Animal Protective League: LOVE!

Released: November 1, 2013
Mike Snyder, co-host of  the Wills and Snyder weekday morning show on WTAM (1100 AM), and Faith Nezovich, Operations Manager for Total Traffic + Weather Network are excited to team up with the Cleveland Animal Protective League to spread the good news about animals and adoptions during the month of November.

Released: October 29, 2013
The Cleveland Animal Protective League is hosting its annual gala fund-raiser, “Cold Noses, Warm Hearts,” Fur Ball 2013, on Saturday, November 2, at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland.

Released: October 3, 2013
NewsChannel 5 Anchor Danita Harris is teaming up with the Cleveland Animal Protective League during the month of October to promote animal adoptions.

Released: September 16, 2013
Homeless pets in Cleveland will have a better chance of finding a loving home thanks to a partnership between PetSmart Charities and the Cleveland Animal Protective League (Cleveland APL). The two have teamed up, with support from PetSmart®, Inc., to open a  dog & cat adoption center inside the PetSmart store at 6870 Ridge Road in Parma. Since the center’s soft opening on August 26, 24 pets have already found forever homes.

Released: September 16, 2013
Are your kids off at school?  Are you feeling lonely?  Does your house have an eerie quiet that you can’t shake?  Do you miss the sounds of movement through the house?  Long for evening companionship when you settle in to watch your favorite show?  Suffer from Empty Nest Syndrome no more: The Cleveland Animal Protective League is here to help!

Released: July 24, 2013
Last week, the Cleveland APL Humane Investigators were called to assist authorities with a hoarding situation at a residence in a Cuyahoga County suburb.  So far, we’ve received 33 cats from the property and anticipate there will be more.

Released: July 1, 2013
The members of the on-air team at Q104 are the newest local celebrities to sponsor Cleveland APL adoptable pets.  During the month of July, the Q104 team will be helping the APL to promote pet adoption!

Released: June 4, 2013
NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Jason Nicholas is teaming up with the Cleveland Animal Protective League during the month of June to promote animal adoptions. In celebration of Jason’s support, we will have $5 Feline Friday’s during the month of June.

Released: May 10, 2013
The Cleveland Animal Protective League and Q104 are teaming up for the 8th Annual Pledge for Pets Radiothon.  On May 10th and May 11th, Fee’s Kompany will be broadcasting live from the Cleveland APL to raise money for homeless animals.

Released: February 27, 2013
Cleveland Animal Protective League Celebrates National Spay Day – The Cleveland APL is asking Cuyahoga County outdoor cat caretakers to celebrate by bringing feral and homeless outdoor cats to the Cleveland APL on February 27th to be spayed or neutered (“fixed”) through its lifesaving TNR program.

Released: February 1, 2013
Happy Endings since 1913  Truly, it all boils down to one very simple thing … each and every happy ending that has been created since 1913 for animals adopted from the Cleveland APL and their loving families.

Released: January 15, 2013
Custom Dog Houses on Display at Home Improvement Show  Our custom-made doghouses will be auctioned off at the upcoming 2013 NARI Remodel Ohio Home Improvement Show.

Released: December 17, 2012
There’s No Place like Home for the Holidays  The animals at the Cleveland APL are hoping to experience just what that means this holiday season.

Released: December 11, 2012
A Home for the Holidays! Cat Adoption Extravaganza   The cats at the Cleveland Animal Protective League have submitted their annual letter to Santa Paws.

Released: October 15, 2012
Hoppy Halloween –  Cleveland APL Humane Investigations Team Rescues 92 Rabbits. Now they need homes!

Released: September 28, 2012
“Everything Goes with Black”  – The Cleveland APL teams up with seven other animal welfare organizations to help black cats during the super adoption event on October 5th and 6th

Released: September 26, 2012
APL Appoints Maribeth Flowers as New Humane Officer – Maribeth joins the Cleveland APL’s team with more than six years of animal handling experience, most recently as a Conservation Education Interpreter at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Released: August 2, 2012
Fox 8’s Mark Zinni Helps Cleveland APL Animals Find Homes – During the month of August, Mark Zinni and the Cleveland APL are encouraging Fox 8 viewers – and all area residents – to learn more about the rewards of adopting a pet.

Released: July 1, 2012
Q104’s Jocks Call on Cleveland to Adopt Shelter Pets in July  – Q104 is turning their focus to helping homeless pets find their forever homes, and they hope to work their magic and increase the APL’s adoption numbers in July!

Released: June 28, 2012
Dollar Cats & Rockin’ Adoptions at the Cleveland APL –  Great things are happening for the animals at the Cleveland Animal Protective League! On Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th, all adult cats in the building will be available for only $1 and kittens will be available for only $10!!!

Released: June 1, 2012
The Kittens are Coming, the Kittens are Coming!!!  There’s a kitten revolution starting this weekend at the Cleveland APL.  We currently have close to two hundred healthy, friendly cats available for adoption with nearly half of them being kittens.

Released May 31, 2012
Cleveland Celebrities Helping the APL – Christine Ferreira, meteorologist for News Channel 5’s Good Morning Cleveland, is the newest local celebrity to sponsor Cleveland APL adoptable pets.

Released: May 5, 2012
CELEBRATE CINCO DE MEOW BY ADOPTING A CAT!  It’s a Feline Fiesta at the Cleveland APL

Released: May 1, 2012
Cleveland Brown Joe Thomas Advocates Protection of Shelter Pets in May  Joe Thomas, first-round draft pick and five-time NFL pro-bowler for the Cleveland Browns, is the newest local celebrity to sponsor Cleveland APL adoptable pets.

Released: March 16, 2012
EARTH FARE WELCOMES THE CLEVELAND APL  Cleveland APL will have adoptable animals at Earth Fare at the Westgate Shopping Center

Released: January 26, 2012
“LOVE is a 5 letter word: ADOPT”  Special adoption event will be held on February 10th, 11th & 12th in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Adoption fees are DRASTICALLY reduced for all cats!

Released: December 12, 2011
Cleveland APL Holiday Adoption Extravaganza! Adopt Love – Bring a homeless animal home for the holidays  Tis the season to make a difference and open your heart and adopt an animal from the Cleveland APL! The holidays are a time when we celebrate family, and how better to do that than to be a part of rescuing your new family member?

Released: November 3, 2011
Save room for one more family member this Thanksgiving – $5 Felines at the Cleveland APL ($20 for kittens)!!!  While families gather at this time of year to give thanks for their loved ones, we ask that they extend their gratitude to the animals in our lives and adopt this holiday season.

Released: October 18, 2011
Landmark 20,000th Spay/Neuter Surgery Performed at the Cleveland APL to Reduce the Number of Homeless Animals – Early in the morning of Friday, October 21st, a dog or cat will become the 20,000th animal to receive spay or neuter surgery at the Cleveland Animal Protective League’s (APL) Animal Welfare Clinic.

Released: October 14, 2011
THE 2011 COLD NOSES, WARM HEARTS FUR BALL GALA WILL BENEFIT CLEVELAND APL’S SECOND CHANCE PROGRAM RSVP DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 21st!   The Cleveland Animal Protective League is hosting its annual gala fund-raiser, “Cold Noses, Warm Hearts,” Fur Ball 2011, on Saturday, November 5, at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland.  The RSVP deadline for this heart-warming evening has been extended to October 21.

Released: October 10, 2011
ADOPT A FURRY SWEETHEART THIS WEEKEND! Cleveland APL is desperately seeking homes for both cats and dogs Not only is October Adopt a Shelter Dog Month but this weekend is also Sweetest Day! But this time, we’re not only celebrating, we’re PLEADING!!!

Released: September 27, 2011
The Cleveland APL is teaming up with six other local animal welfare organizations for the “Everything Goes with Black” super adoption event to help black cats! Humane societies in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina and Summit Counties along with the rescue group PAWS all feel so strongly about the need to help black cats

Released: August 16, 2011
CLEVELAND APL DRASTICALLY REDUCES CAT ADOPTION FEES THIS WEEKEND! $5 Friday, $6 Saturday, $7 Dollar Sunday! What is needed RIGHT now are loving homes for the hundreds of cats we take in each week and who are in our care right now. If you have been thinking of adopting a feline companion, now is the time to do it.

Released: July 21, 2011
Cat Numbers Reach CRITICAL Level at the Cleveland APL – On Sunday, an APL volunteer who was walking dogs heard the cries of little kittens near the front door of the building.

Released: June 28, 2011 – for June 28-July 1
Feline Independence Day at the Cleveland APL!  The Cleveland APL is ending Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with a holiday BANG!

Released: June 22, 2011 – for June 22. 2011
At the Cleveland APL, Cats are PRICELESS! In celebration of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, the Cleveland APL is inviting cat adopters to name their own adoption fee through the end of June!

Released: May 31, 2011 – for June 4-5, 2011
SUMMERTIME IN THE CITY … means cages are FULL at the Cleveland APL!  Not only is summertime a time for family and friends, but it’s a great time of year to spend with an adopted cat or dog, which helps the Cleveland APL as it’s also a time of year when homeless animals overwhelm the shelter.

Released: May 12, 2011 – For May 15-16, 2011
It’s a Rockin’ Rescue Cat & Dog Adoption Event  This Friday and Saturday, May 13 & 14th, 2011, during the 6th Annual Q104 Pledge for Pets Radiothon at the Cleveland APL, adoption fees have been reduced.

Released: May 3, 2011 – for August 23, 2011
Indians PuppyPalooza returns to Progressive Field –  The Cleveland Indians invite all four-legged friends and owners to the return of Puppypalooza at Progressive Field on Tuesday, August 23.

Released: April 25, 2011 for April 29-30 May1, 2011
A Royal Wedding CATs-travaganza!!!   Adopt your feline prince or princess during PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend at your local PetSmart® store or participating shelter!

Released: April 19, 2011 – April 22-23, 2011
Recycle Love – Adopt a dog  The weather is getting warmer, the grass is greener, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy it. There’s no better way to enjoy the new energy that spring brings to us than to share it with a new pet!

Released: April 11, 2011
RENEGADE LUNCH TO BENEFIT CLEVELAND APL  The Cleveland Renegade Project is preparing lunch to benefit the Cleveland Animal Protective League at Star Plaza, located at East 14th & Euclid Avenue in PlayhouseSquare, on Wednesday, April 13 from noon to 1 pm.

Released: March 22, 2011
TODAY, March 23rd: Adoption fee for adult cats has been reduced to $5 –  Tuesday morning at around 11am, there was a fire at the Cleveland APL. The motor in the dryer in our cat adoption area laundry room caught on fire. Thanks to the amazing response of our team, the fire was quickly contained, but not before it filled our adoption area with noxious smoke.

Released: March 15, 2011
Celebrate St. PET-rick’s Day with the Cleveland APL! Reduced adoption fees for adult dogs and cats!!!  This weekend, the holiday turns into St. PET-rick’s Day, and we’re encouraging families to invite a new adopted pet into their lives by reducing our already low adoption fees.

Released: February 10, 2011
Cleveland Animal Protective League Elects New Officers –  The Cleveland Animal Protective League has elected its new slate of board officers for 2011.  The 15-member Board of Directors is responsible for the oversight of the 98-year-old not-for-profit organization.

Released: February 7, 2011
“My Furry Valentine” cat adoption extravaganza –  Humane societies and rescue groups in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina and Summit counties are teaming up with each other and PetSmart Charities ® this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 11th – 13th for a “My Furry Valentine” cat adoption promotion.

Released: November 20, 2010
Cleveland Animal Protective League Super Pet Adoptathon  – Help us find homes for 200 loving companions in two days! All animals available to go home immediately

Released: November 11, 2010
34,720 Fewer Free Roaming Cats on Cleveland-area Streets!   More than 30,000 kittens and cats won’t be living homeless on the streets or entering Cleveland area shelters this winter thanks to the Cleveland APL’s homeless cat spay-neuter program, which reaches a landmark 10,000th surgery this week.

Released: October 19, 2010
“Fall” into a new friend at the Cleveland Animal Protective League!  The weather is getting colder and the anticipation of winter is close at hand. It’s the perfect time to consider bringing a new dog into your life: who better to keep your feet warm during the cold nights ahead?

Released: September 28, 2010
“Everything Goes with Black” The Cleveland APL, Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio (PAWS), Friendship APL, Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village, Lake Humane Society, and Pawsibilities, The Humane Society of Greater Akron are teaming up to help black cats by holding a “Everything Goes with Black” adopt-a-thon on October 1st and 2nd.

Released: August 26, 2010
Free to a Good Home – Every cat and kitten has been spayed or neutered, given their initial vaccines, treated for fleas and worms, and tested for feline leukemia, feline HIV, and heartworms, a savings of nearly $300 in future care!

Released: August 3, 2010
BE AN ANGEL! Adopt a cat-in-need for only $5 Since 1913, the Cleveland APL has been housing abandoned, abused, and unwanted animals in order to find them loving and safe homes to call their own.

Released: August 5, 2010
Celebrating Twins! The Cleveland APL is honoring the special friendship of twins by offering adopt one, adopt a second for no fee on all cats and kittens.

Released: July 20, 2010
Cats and Dogs Unite to Save the World …while here in Cleveland, the APL is working to save them by reducing adoption fees! It turns out that cats and dogs are also uniting in their fight against homelessness and the Cleveland APL is helping them out.

Released: June 13, 2010
INDIANS AND CLEVEAND APL INTRODUCE PUPPYPALOOZA AT PROGRESSIVE FIELD ON AUGUST 26  The Cleveland Indians invite all four-legged friends and owners to the first ever Puppypalooza at Progressive Field on Thursday, August 26. Fans can bring their dogs to the ballpark as the Tribe hosts the Oakland Athletics.

Released: June 29, 2010
It’s a Feline Independence Celebration at the Cleveland APL! The cats at the APL have written a Declaration of Independence and they need your help signing it into effect. on July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th (the APL will be closed on July 4th), all cats and kittens in the shelter will be available for adoption for only $17.76!

Released: June 16, 2010
Even Feline Fathers Know Best!  Celebrate Father’s Day by adopting from the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Some of life’s best lessons come from the mentorship we receive from our fathers and other adults we encounter during our formative years, and the same is true for our animal friends.

Released: June 1, 2010
THE FIVE DOLLAR FELINE ADOPTION EVENT IS BACK!  Five.  Five Dollar.  Five Dollar Felines.  Yes, you heard correctly!  June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month and the Cleveland Animal Protective League is kicking it off in a big way.  From Tuesday, June 1, 2010 through Sunday, June 6, 2010, all cats ages 5 months and older will be available for only $5, and kittens under 5 months will have an adoption fee of only $25.

Released: May 13, 2010
Celebrate National New Friends, Old Friends Week with the Cleveland Animal Protective League – From Sunday, May 16th through Saturday, May 22nd, the Cleveland APL is celebrating New Friends, Old Friends and encouraging people to bring a new friend into their lives by adopting.

Released: April 12, 2010
Celebrate Wisdom, Serenity, and Love Adopt a Senior Pet Today at the Cleveland Animal Protective League  Senior animals make fabulous companions, but are often overlooked by people who are charmed by the cuteness and fluff of kittens and puppies. People just don’t realize the gems they are passing up…

Released: March 23, 2010
March Madness Elite 8  Last weekend, during their Sweet Sixteen adoption event, twenty four cats went home, but that wasn’t enough, so for one more Saturday, the Cleveland APL is reducing fees for adult cats and kittens with the hope of getting them out of cages and into hearts and homes.

Released: March 16, 2010
March Madness Sweet 16  Cats Available for Adoption for only $10 The cats at the Cleveland Animal Protective League are celebrating a March Madness that’s all their own! Everyday they are competing with each other to win the heart of someone looking for a special companion.

Released: December 7, 2009
The Twelfth Day of Cat-mas! “On the twelfth day of Cat-mas my true love gave to me an adorable rescue kitty!” The festive felines have been meowing their kitty carols since December began.  On Sat Dec 12th and Sun Dec 13th, all cats and kittens in the shelter will be available for only $20.

Released: November 24, 2009
Adopt Love on Black Friday – This season’s most sought after – and most elusive – holiday desire is available now at the Cleveland Animal Protective League – LOVE!  For one day only, November 27th, all cats, kittens, and rabbits will be 50% off and dogs and puppies will be 20% off.

Released: October 26, 2009
Howl-o-Weekend at the Cleveland APL – The Cleveland Animal Protective League is giving our canine adopters one more treat this October for Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month.  On Howl-o-Weekend, Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st all of our dog adoption fees will be reduced by $10.31.

Released: October 5, 2009
Go Green: Adopt a Hybrid –  The Cleveland Animal Protective League is urging everyone to go green and adopt a hybrid…dog, that is!  October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog-Month, and the APL is ready to send our wonderful mixed breed dogs into loving homes.

Released: September 22, 2009
FIVE.  FIVE DOLLAR.  FIVE DOLLAR FELINES – Are Back!!! … at the Cleveland APL on Saturday, September 26th – Due to its tremendous success, Five Dollar Felines is back for one more Saturday only!  That’s right, for only $5.00 cat adopters can receive a generous helping of love and companionship from the Cleveland Animal Protective League!

Released: September 14, 2009
FIVE.  FIVE DOLLAR.  FIVE DOLLAR FELINES!  … at the Cleveland APL on Saturday, September 19th – You heard correctly!  For only $5.00 cat adopters can receive a generous helping of love and companionship from the Cleveland Animal Protective League!  On Saturday September 19th, all cats ages 5 months and older will be available for only $5, and kittens under 5 months will have an adoption fee of only $20.

Released: August 11, 2009
HOMELESS ANIMAL DAY IS AUGUST 15th – We are celebrating in a very special way  This year Homeless Animals’ Day falls on August 15th and the people at the Cleveland Animal Protective League think it’s THE perfect day to make a difference in an animal’s life!  It’s also a purr-fect opportunity to raise our community’s awareness about the wonderful cats who are waiting for homes at humane societies like the Cleveland APL.

Released: July 21, 2009
Cleveland APL Celebrates Kitty Kristmas in July! Adoption fees SLASHED!!!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for the felines at the Cleveland APL!  When he learned that there are almost 500 cats in the care of the Cleveland APL, many ready to go home NOW, Kitty Kringle decided to pay an early visit to the shelter.

Released: June 29, 2009
BREAKING NEWS!!! Independence Day Comes Early for Cats at the Cleveland APL!   The cats at the Cleveland APL have written a Declaration of Feline Independence and they need your help to get it, and them, adopted – NOW!  The cats state the following: “When in the course of feline events, it becomes necessary to seek new accommodations…

Released: June 3, 2009
One in Three Thousand Kitten Being Adopted from the Cleveland APL!  The Cleveland Animal Protective League has a rare kitten in its custody – a male calico! Male calicos are a genetic anomaly.  The calico coloring is determined by a specific genetic code on the X chromosome.

Released: June 1, 2009
Cleveland APL Celebrates the Fast and the Furriest!   It’s Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month and the Cleveland APL is celebrating by holding its own “race” to the finish line with reduced cat adoption fees during the month of June so adopters will help them take first place for happy endings in their homes!

Released: May 1, 2009
Cleveland APL Celebrates Mayday for Mutts and Cinco de Meow!  Help the animals of the Cleveland Animal Protective League celebrate the beginning of a long-awaited Spring by stopping by to adopt a pet during Mayday for Mutts or Cinco de Meow!

Released: March 31, 2009
The Cleveland APL Introduces Meet Your Match™ Canine-ality!™  The APL will be using the ASPCA’s® Meet Your Matchä Canine-ality™ adoption program to help adopters find their perfect canine mate. This innovative program involves a “personality assessment” for every dog that determines their “canine-ality” – or canine personality.

Released: March 6, 2009
Cleveland Residents Can Help Stray Cats for $10  The City and the Cleveland Animal Protection League (APL) have launched a groundbreaking partnership to stem the growing tide of homeless cats roaming the community by offering very low cost spay-neuter surgeries for free roaming cats to Cleveland residents at the APL’s spay-neuter clinic.

Released: March 2, 2009
Cleveland APL and Q104 Team up for the 4th Annual Pledge for Pets Radiothon. The Radiothon, hosted by Q104’s morning show team of Rebecca Wilde and Allan Fee, will broadcast live from the Cleveland Animal Protective League on Friday, May 8, from 6 am to 6 pm, and on Saturday, May 9, 2009, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Released: February 11, 2009
Cleveland APL “Unleashes the Love” for Homeless Animals This February –  The cuddly cupids at the Cleveland APL are hoping that people are ready to “Unleash the Love” this February and bring more animals home this year than ever before.  Three super-secret Valentine’s are hiding amongst our animals and they have a special gift for their adopters!

Released: January 23, 2009
Free Cat & Dog Adoptions for Cleveland Residents  On January 24th, Hill’s Science Diet will partner with the Cleveland Animal Protective League for Change a Pet’s Life Day, a national free adoption drive to help transform the lives of shelter cats and dogs by giving them a second chance for love.

Released: January 13, 2009
Yes We Can …Give Shelter Animals a Home!   Cleveland APL Celebrates the Inauguration with a Special Presidential Inauguration Adoption Promotion from January 14th to January 20th in celebration of the important example set by President-Elect Obama.

Released: December 19, 2008
Cleveland APL Launches Meet Your Match® Feline-ality™  Imagine the heart-warming sight of an adult cat going home with a family that perfectly matches his adventurous personality … a confident, loving tabby cat being hand-picked by a retired couple looking for companionship … or an energetic tuxedo cat going home with the newlywed couple who will provide a lifelong home.

Released: December 4, 2008
The Cleveland APL Celebrates Feline Navidad!  Cat Adoption Extravaganza from December 8th to 12th – Earlier today, the following note was found on the floor of the cat adoption room by a staff member at the Cleveland Animal Protective League: Dear Santa Paws: We’ve been purr-fect kitties this year.

Released: November 26, 2008
Local Scout Puts Kindness into Action   There are twelve points in Scout Law upheld by all Boy Scouts, and the Cleveland APL recently saw the embodiment of the “kind” requirement in Chris Vogt’s actions to help animals.

Released: November 11, 2008
12,000 Homeless Kittens Will Not be Born in Cleveland In 2009 “We’re delighted to offer these low-cost spay-neuter services to compassionate people who are out there every day caring for cats they can’t ever touch or hear purr.”

Released: October 7, 2008
Feline Virus Temporarily Halts Cat Admissions At the Cleveland Animal Protective League – The Cleveland Animal Protective League has recently experienced several cases of feline panleukopenia, a highly contagious and often fatal virus that is sometimes called feline parvovirus. Panleukopenia has a sudden and deadly onset and can wipe out a population of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated kittens and cats in a short amount of time. Read the rest of this here!

Released: October 1, 2008
“Treat yourself to a dog (or cat)” to Celebrate National Adopt-A-Dog Month!  Cleveland APL Offers Month-long Adoption Specials  Although Halloween ends the month, the Cleveland Animal Protective League is offering “treats” to dog and cat adopters during the entire month of October in celebration of national Adopt-A-Dog Month. Read the rest of this here!

Released: August 29, 2008
Group of Ohio Humane Societies to Bring 100 Dogs Rescued from West Virginia Puppy Mill to Ohio for Adoption — Including the Cleveland Animal Protective League – A large puppy mill operation in Parkersburg, West Virginia was shut down earlier this week by the Humane Society of Parkersburg with support from other animal welfare organizations.  All 927 dogs were rescued in what is believed to be the largest puppy mill raid in West Virginia history.

Released: August 12, 2008
“Bolt Across America”  Visits the Cleveland APL and “Empty the Cages” All on Saturday, Aug. 16 – The Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL) is proud to host a stop on “Bolt Across America,” a fund-raising adventure inspired by Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming film, “Bolt.” In the movie, a little girl named Penny who is voiced by Miley Cyrus, has a dog named Bolt who befriends a little hamster who gets around in a ball.

Released: June 12, 2008
Cleveland APL’s “Cats on Tour” Adoption Campaign Hits the Road Again This Weekend! – Yes, it’s that time of year again – time when unsterilized, free roaming cats are having litter after litter of kittens and the feline population of area humane societies, shelters and rescue groups is skyrocketing.   At the Cleveland APL alone, there are over 600 cats in need of a loving home and a second chance.  Read the rest of this here!

Released: May 30, 2008
Adopt a Feline Star During “Purr-mier” Month at the Cleveland APL $25.00 Adult Cat Adoption Fee, Free for Seniors – In celebration of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, for the month of June, the APL will undergo a transformation into Purrywood and host homeless, feline celebrities who played starring roles in locally produced films such as Iron Cat, The Incredible Cat, Cats and the City, and Kingdom of the Many Kitties!  Read the rest of this here!

Released: May 30, 2008
Cleveland APL Launches “Cats on Tour” Adoption Campaign on WGAR’s Mantel and Michelle Morning Show!  It is that time of year again.  A time called “kitten season.”  As the temperature climbs, stray, unsterilized cats come out of winter hiding and reproduce litter after litter of homeless kittens, many of which end up at area shelters.  Read the rest of this here!

Released: May 1, 2008
Walchanowicz Family Named 2007 Cleveland APL Volunteers of the Year – On Friday, April 25, 2008, in celebration of National Volunteer Recognition Week, the Cleveland Animal Protective League recognized its volunteers at an annual appreciation evening generously sponsored by APL Volunteer Joan Rosenthal of Marigold Catering.  Read the rest of this here!

Released: April 10, 2008
Cleveland Selected by ASPCA as One of Three “Join ASPCA® Mission: Orange™” Communities – It was announced today that Cleveland  is one of three communities from around the country chosen by the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to participate in the prestigious “Join ASPCA® Mission: Orange™” national campaign to end the needless euthanasia of adoptable companion animals.  Read the rest of this here!

Released: February 28, 2008
Cleveland APL Opens Spay/Neuter Clinic for Homeless Animals – Are you concerned about the number of homeless cats living on the streets, or the number of homeless animals in area shelters and rescue group foster homes?  Well, the Cleveland APL is, and starting this Friday will offer a new program geared toward curbing the number of unwanted cats and dogs being born every day and every year. Read the rest of this here!

Released: December 28, 2007
5,000 Fixes for PetFix Northeast Ohio — Organization to celebrate by launching the 2008 Cleveland Cats Project
The PetFix Northeast Ohio mobile low-cost spay/neuter clinic will alter its 5,000th animal on Monday, January 7, at the Cleveland Animal Protective League. In celebration, PetFix will partner with the Cleveland APL and the Cleveland City Kennel to launch the 2008 Cleveland Cats Project. Read the rest of this here!

Released: December 4, 2007
Santiago Supports New Collaboration to Help the Silent Victims of Violence – SAFE (Safety for Animals and Families in Emergencies) is a not-for-profit program serving Northeast Ohio that began 5 years ago with a simple conversation at Shaker Animal Hospital.  Family law attorney Leslie Gentile was relating her frustration to veterinarian James Prueter, DVM, ACVIM, about yet another case in which a client found her beloved pet had been severely injured by her abuser when she left. Read the rest of this here!

Released:  November 28, 2007
Cleveland APL Animals Hope to Go “Home 4 the Holidays” – The Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL) is joining more than 2,100 shelters around the world for the IAMS “Home 4 the Holidays 2007” adoption drive.  There will be special festivities every weekend in December.  Read the rest of this here!