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WKYC Studios helps raise over $57,000 for the Cleveland APL during recent telethon

The much needed funds will help animals in need.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Animal Protective League along with their partner, WKYC-TV, held the annual Fur-Get-Me-Not Telethon Thursday raising money and finding homes for dogs, cats, reptiles and other animals in their care.

During the 14 1/2 hour telethon, volunteers gathered donations by phone, texts and on line to raise the much needed money for the shelter.

Over $57,000 was raised. That money will go to medical care, animal rescue and daily care of the pets at the shelter.

During the COVID-19 crisis, some people have been forced to relinquish their pets due to financial hardships.

The  APL has some wonderful pets that need homes. They are also caring for animals that have been abandoned and/or abused.

The wonderful medical staff at the shelter work very hard to get these animals back to good health and to a state where they can make great pets and adopted out to loving homes.

The Cleveland APL has had to cancel many of their fundraisers because of COVID-19 and social distancing.

The money raised Thursday is so needed as less donations are coming in as well as more animals coming into the shelter.

The Cleveland APL continues to ask for donations as the need for funds to care for the shelter residents is always there.

Please consider donating at https://clevelandapl.org/donate or call the Cleveland APL at (216) 771-4616.

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