At the Cleveland APL, Cats are PRICELESS!

Jason Cook


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!

There are hundreds of cats and kittens living at the Cleveland APL and hundreds more in our foster homes just waiting to come in – and they all need a family to love. Needless to say, at the APL, “Finding a forever home = PRICELESS!”

It’s that time of year when the number of cats that need the Cleveland APL’s help is exceeding the number of people coming in to adopt – and the shelter is over capacity. So, to encourage people to adopt a cat NOW, we’re telling adopters to name their own adoption fee for all adult cats – we’ll even waive the fee completely if it means a good home and a happy ending! We’re also asking our community to help by spreading the word.

Through July 3rd, one adult cat (5 months and older) can be adopted for the adoption fee of your choosing. The adoption fee for a second adult cat will be $20.00. The adoption fee for kittens has been reduced to $50. Each adoption will also include a free 3.5 lb. bag of Hill’s Science Diet cat food, a collar, and an engraved, personalized identification tag (courtesy of a grant provided by the ASPCA). (Regular adoption fees for cats are $45 for adults and $95 for kittens.

“We are once again challenged by the effects of animal over-breeding, and it’s critical that we come together as a community to solve this problem. Shelters all over Ohio are at capacity and struggling to keep up with finding homes for all the stray and unwanted animals whose lives we work so hard to save,” said Cleveland APL’s Executive Director Sharon Harvey. “Every animal adopted from our adoption center gives us cause for celebration because it means that animal now has the happy ending it deserves and we can help another animal who needs us. We have no doubt that adopters will find that helping an animal by adopting is truly PRICELESS!”

All animals are spayed-neutered, tested for heartworm or FELV/FIV, have received age appropriate vaccinations and treatments of worms and fleas, and come with a collar and APL ID tag, helpful species-specific animal care information, and free initial veterinary exam. Cats/Kittens come with a travel box, and dogs/puppy adoptions include a leash.

Please call the APL at 216-771-4616 with any questions about adopting.

Located in the Tremont area, the Cleveland Animal Protective League is the largest nonprofit humane society in Ohio and relies solely on donations to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty and to provide shelter or care for more than 16,000 homeless animals a year though a variety of progressive programs.. The Cleveland APL has been serving the animals and people of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County since 1913.