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Dog adoption fees have been waived at Cleveland APL through Saturday

The shelter is at critical capacity and is looking for adopters!

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Animal Protective League has seen an increase in intakes due to hot weather and various other reasons, putting the shelter at critical capacity. This situation makes it very difficult to bring in more pets in need. 

To help quickly alleviate the high number of current residents at the shelter, the Cleveland APL is hosting a "Free Fur All" event that will run from Thursday through Saturday. Adoption fees for all adult dogs will be waived (county licensing fees still apply), saving potential families $125.

President and CEO Sharon Harvey released the following statement:

"We have so many amazing dogs who are looking for their forever homes at the Cleveland APL, and some of them have been with us for a while. Even though it's a Free Fur All, our team remains dedicated to finding wonderful families for every animal that’s available for adoption. Whether you're looking for an active friend or a couch potato or a new, best four-legged friend who's in between, our adoptions team can help you find your match! And, by adopting now, you're helping both the dog you adopt and a dog in need who we can bring in to that kennel next."

The Cleveland APL, located at 1729 Willey Ave. in Tremont, is open to the public from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. The shelter relies solely on donations and program fees to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty in Cuyahoga County, and helps about 13,000 homeless animals a year find homes. 

For more information, call (216) 771-4616 or visit ClevelandAPL.org.


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