Animal Welfare Clinic

Cleveland APL’s Animal Welfare Clinic Saves Lives!

The Cleveland APL’s Animal Welfare Spay/Neuter Clinic has opened its doors to other area shelters, 501(c)(3) humane societies and rescue groups, and feral cat caregivers to provide affordable, low-cost spay or neuter services.

General Requirements for Participation
  • Animals from rescues, humane societies, or animal controls must still be in the custody of the organization at the time of surgery. Owned or released animals cannot be scheduled in this clinic.
  • With the exception of feral cats, animals scheduled must be safe to handle, healthy and, to the best of your knowledge, must not have bitten or scratched anyone in the past 10 days. Animals that our staff can’t handle or are determined to be high risk due to illness will not undergo surgery. In that event, 50% of the surgery fee will be charged to cover staff and lost surgery time (except feral cats).
  • Kittens and puppies must be 8 weeks old or weigh 2 pounds.
  • Pregnant animals will be spayed. Surgery will terminate the pregnancy.
  • Spayed animals will be tattooed – Note: feral cats will be ear-tipped.

The Cleveland Animal Protective League is helping its fellow animal advocates save animal lives. So far, the Cuyahoga County Kennel, For the Love of Pits, PAWS, and the Portage Animal Protective League have partnered with the APL’s Animal Welfare Clinic to extend their reach and ability to serve more animals.

Start-up of the Animal Welfare Clinic was made possible by generous support from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust, the ASPCA, PetSmart Charities, the Ferry Family Foundation, the Ohio Pet Fund, and the Build-A-Bear Hugs Foundation. We thank all of our funders, donors, and clinic patrons for your generosity and foresight in reducing animal overpopulation.

Contact Information

216-377-1624 or