“Everything Goes with Black” adopt-a-thon on October 1st and 2nd.

Jason Cook


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.

Humane societies in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Summit counties and the rescue group PAWS feel so strongly about the need to help black cats that they’re teaming up this Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd for the “Everything Goes with Black” cat adoption promotion.

Sadly, black cats are the most likely to be overlooked by potential adopters and left to spend the most time in shelter cages and rescue group foster homes. At the Cleveland APL, nearly 40% of the cats available for adoption are black or predominately black and they’ve waited long enough to go home! So in response, six animal welfare organizations from across the region have come together to send a strong message in a unified voice that these wonderful animals in our combined care deserve their chance just as much as their other feline pals!! So, the spotlight will be on them for these two days only … it’s their turn now! And, through this groundbreaking regional collaborative effort, we are hoping to send hundreds of cats home before the end of day on Saturday.

“Everything Goes with Black” Adopt-a-thon Locations and information numbers:

The Cleveland APL and PAWS: 1729 Willey Ave, Cleveland, OH
Phone: Cleveland APL: 216.771.4616
PAWS: (440) 442-7297

Friendship APL: 8303 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria 44035
Phone: (440) 332-4231

Geauga Humane Society (Rescue Village): 15463 Chillicothe Rd, Russell Twp.
Phone: (440) 338-4819

Lake Humane Society: 7564 Tyler Blvd, Bldg E, Mentor
Phone: (440) 951-6122

Pawsibilities, The Humane Society of Greater Akron: 7996 Darrow Rd. Twinsburg
Phone: (330) 487-0333

Details: Adoption fees will be waived for the first black or predominantly black adult cat adopted (one year old and up). All other kittens and cats will be $20. As always, potential adopters will be screened to make sure they’ll provide a good home. All available animals are neutered/spayed, given age appropriate shots, tested, de-wormed and flea treated.
Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio
Erin Miller
216-538-9633 (for press questions only)

The Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization considered to be one of Ohio’s most reputable long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups. Since 1976, the group has been on the front lines helping northeastern Ohio’s abused, stray and needy cats and dogs. We take in the dogs thrown out on the streets…abandoned kittens left in boxes to starve…and dehydrated dogs found in foreclosed homes.
Cleveland Animal Protective League
Ayse Dunlap, Director of Operations
216-377-1625 (for press questions only)
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Located in the Tremont District, the Cleveland Animal Protective League is the largest nonprofit humane society in Northeast Ohio and relies solely on donations to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty and to provide shelter and care for over 10,000 homeless animals a year. The Cleveland APL has been serving the animals and people of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County since 1913.
Friendship Animal Protective League
Gregory Willey, Executive Director
(440) 364-3273 (for press questions only)

Friendship APL is a private, independent, non-profit [501(c)(3)] humane society founded in Elyria, Ohio in 1957. We own and operate the largest animal shelter in Lorain County. Our members incorporated on August 30, 1957 as the Lorain County Animal Protective League. We changed our name to Friendship Animal Protective League on October 30, 2005. Friendship APL receives no government funding. We depend on the generosity and financial support of friends and neighbors, and on various fundraisers, to serve the people and animals of Lorain County.
Geauga Humane Society’s Reccue Village
Hope Brustein, Executive Director
(440) 338-4819, ext. 16 (for press questions only)

Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village is a nonprofit animal shelter and welfare organization serving Northeast Ohio. In addition to animal rescue and adoption, Rescue Village is a center for Humane Education. We provide multiple low cost spay/neuter programs. It is also our responsibility to enfore Ohio’s humane law statutes in Geauga County. We also have a barn to provide shelter for horses and farm animal;s escaping cruelty and neglect. We receive no government funding.
Lake Humane Society
Chuck Farone, Executive Director
(440) 951-6122

Since 1937, the Lake Humane Society has operated as a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare and protection of animals in Lake County and the surrounding metropolitan areas. Focusing on the relief of suffering and the prevention of cruelty and abuse to animals, the Lake Humane Society strives to inform and educate children and adults in the humane and respectful treatment of all living creatures.
Humane Society of Greater Akron
Karen Hackenberry, Executive Director
(330) 487-0333 , Ext. 224 (for press questions only)