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Clear the Shelters 2022: 76 animals adopted from Cleveland APL

'The entire month of August, shelters across the country have been participating in Clear the Shelters, and we want to finish on a high note'

CLEVELAND — After 3News and the Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL) teamed up during Clear the Shelters to waive adoption fees on adult dogs and cats, 76 animals found a new home! 

3News was live Saturday during our morning show GO! at the Cleveland Animal Protective League. 

The cost to adopt a kitten was reduced from the regular fee of $95.00 to $25.00. There was no fee for adopting adult cats or dogs. 

By the end of Saturday, 48 animals were adopted and left the shelter, including 39 cats, five dogs and four fish. 

Another 26 individuals completed the adoption process, but the animals must wait to be spayed or neutered before they are brought home.

The Cleveland APL, 3News and national sponsor Hill's Pet Nutrition have all joined the 2022 Clear the Shelters adoption campaign. 

Clear the Shelters

Looking for someone who likes belly rubs, long car rides, and exploring outside? Then today is your day! Find your new best friend and help #ClearTheShelters. Make sure to stop by TOMORROW to take advantage of our ONE DAY adoption promotion! Saturday, August 27, adult cat and dog adoption fees will be waived and kittens will be $25 to adopt.

Posted by Cleveland Animal Protective League on Friday, August 26, 2022

This is the eighth consecutive year that NBC and Telelmundo-owned stations are participating with affiliate stations, animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption. 

Since Clear the Shelters began in 2015, over 700,000 pets have found new homes. 

Locally, over 20 shelters and rescues are participating in the Clear the Shelters campaign, and so far, over 2,000 pets have found new homes!

“The entire month of August, shelters across the country have been participating in Clear the Shelters, and we want to finish on a high note with more animals in loving homes,” said Sharon Harvey, Cleveland APL President & CEO. “We currently have so many wonderful adoptable animals waiting for their new family to fall in love with them. Our wonderful Cleveland APL team is poised and ready to help adopters find their perfect match and Clear the Shelter during this one-day adoption promotion!”

The Cleveland APL is located at 1729 Wiley Avenue. 

For more information, contact the Cleveland APL at 216-771-4616. 

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