Cleveland APL cuts adoption costs in half to make room for Hurricane Harvey transplants

Cleveland APL cuts adoption costs in half to make room for Hurricane Harvey transplants

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Animal Protective League has teamed up with Cleveland 19's Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every Tuesday.

Watch the segment in the 4 p.m. show every Tuesday on Cleveland 19 News and like the Cleveland 19 News Facebook page for live videos with the pet.

Chloe, a 1 ½ year-old Boxer/Pitbull mix, is in the studio today. "She's a sweet and energetic girl who will do well in an active home," said the APL.

The APL is doing an impromptu adoption promotion through Wednesday of this week.

"We want to encourage adoption so we can make room for animals to come to us from hurricane impacted communities, so we reduced our adoption fees for adult animals by half. All dogs over 1 are available for $60 and cats over 1 for $25," the APL said.

The APL said they don't have any yet, but they are working with shelters local to the area and national groups to coordinate bringing animals to Cleveland.

"As you can imagine, there are a lot of moving pieces and we are still working through details. It's most important to know, though, that we are not taking any animals that were displaced from their homes as a result of the hurricane," the APL said. "We are taking animals that were already in shelters looking for homes. By bringing those animals to us, the local shelters have room to house the animals that were displaced, giving owners a chance to reclaim them."

A list of adoptable pets at the Cleveland APL is always available to view on the organization's website.

1729 Willey Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio  44113

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

The shelter is closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Those who would like to make a donation to the Cleveland APL can click here.

Did you know dog droppings can impact our groundwater, streams, and lake? When it rains, bacteria from doggie doo can soak into groundwater, or be carried by rainwater to storm sewers which carry the flow to nearby streams. In both cases, the water is not treated at a wastewater treatment plant, and that's not good for the environment.

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