It’s Feline Independence Day at the Cleveland APL!

Jason Cook


The Cleveland APL is ending Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with a holiday BANG!

As announced last week, the Cleveland Animal Protective League is celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat Month by telling adopters to “pick their price” and name their own adoption fee for all adult cats. Adopt an adult cat five months or older today through Friday, July 1st, and you tell us the adoption fee! Kittens are $50 for one and $20 for a second through July 1st.

Then, in celebration of Independence Day—Feline Independence Day, that is—on Saturday July 2nd only, all adult cats will be available for adoption for only $4.00! All kittens under five months will be available for adoption for only $17.76. Any second cat or kitten is only $20.00. Each adoption will also include a free starter bag of Hill’s Science Diet pet food, a collar, and an engraved, personalized identification tag (courtesy of grant provided by the ASPCA). (Regular adoption fees for cats are $45 for adults (5 months and older) and $95 for kittens (under 5 months).

“It’s time to celebrate Independence Day; however our freedom is something we often take for granted as citizens of the United States, meanwhile our cats aren’t so fortunate,” said Cleveland APL’s Executive Director Sharon Harvey. “The Cleveland APL is a wonderful temporary residence for animals in need, but it’s not home. These cats deserve independence from shelter life! Adopt a cat today and give the gift of liberty and happiness to a wonderful new family member—you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner!

These reduced fees will be honored at both the Cleveland APL on Willey Avenue in Tremont as well as the Petco in Mentor (7721 Mentor Ave) where the APL will be celebrating Kittens ‘n Canines on Saturday from 11am to 2pm with our mobile adoption unit, Rover, full of wonderful adoptable animals!

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.