March Madness Elite Eight at the Cleveland APL

Jason Cook

The cats at the Cleveland Animal Protective League are continuing their March Madness quest for adoption!  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.

Everyday, the cats living at the Cleveland APL “compete” with each other to win the heart of their new person. To make it more interesting for adopters, on this Saturday only, the first “Elite Eight” adult cats (5 months and older) to get adopted will go home for only $5. All adult cats adopted after the “Elite Eight” will be available for only $20.  Kittens under 5 months will be available for only $50 all day.  Regular adoption fees are $95 for kittens, $45 for adult cats, and $30 for senior cats.  There are also LOTS of great dogs for adoption for fees of $150 for puppies, $85 for adult dogs, and $55 for senior dogs.

“We can’t run promotions like this all the time,” says Sharon Harvey, Executive Director of the Cleveland APL, “but right now, we need to find great homes for the cats that are in our care now so they’re not living in cages for any longer than necessary AND open up those cages so we’re able help even more cats who need us in the days and weeks ahead. This may be the end of the college basketball season, but it’s the beginning of kitten season, a time when stray cats breed and countless unwanted litters are born. The Cleveland APL is trying to stay ahead of the annual rush to bring these litters in by helping as many of our current resident felines move to their next “bracket”—a loving home. Each and every one of our cats is “elite” and deserves a home right now!”

All animals are spayed-neutered, tested for heartworm and/or FeLV/FIV, have received age appropriate vaccinations and treatment of worms and fleas, and come with helpful species-specific animal care information, 30 days of free pet health insurance, and a free initial veterinary exam. Cats/Kittens come with a travel box and dogs/puppy adoptions include a collar, tag, and leash.