About Us

Cleveland, OH

Brown and white pit bull facing camera

Cleveland, Ohio, joined the ASPCA Partnership in 2008 to implement life-saving initiatives for the animals in its community. With the dedication and collaboration of two partner agencies, Cleveland is making great strides in reuniting lost pets with their families and addressing the city’s homeless animal population.

Cleveland’s partner agencies include:

Cleveland Animal Protective League
Cleveland Animal Protective League is an independent, private, nonprofit humane society with a mission to foster compassion and end animal suffering through adoption, humane investigations, spay/neuter and education.

Adoption hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M., Saturday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Sunday noon- 4 P.M.
1729 Willey Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44113

Cleveland Division of Animal Control Services (CDACS)
The Cleveland Division of Animal Control Services is a municipal animal shelter with a mission to reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals in the city of Cleveland by enforcing city animal ordinances and referring low-cost spay/neuter services. The CDACS also transfers adoptable dogs to other shelters for placement.

Adoption hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
2690 West 7th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Cleveland Success Story

December 2010 marked Cleveland Animal Protective League’s (CAPL) first ever Super Adopt-a-thon, “Empty the Cages.” The two-day event resulted in the adoption of 137 cats, 46 dogs, two guinea pigs and a mouse in just 48 hours!

When you add the six cats adopted from the agency’s off-site locations, and the animals adopted on the day before the event by people who wanted to “beat the rush,” CAPL surpassed its goal of 200 adoptions! Frickity, the only dog left on Sunday night, was adopted on Monday— so the dog adoption kennels were truly emptied!

To learn more about how your city can apply to become an ASPCA partner community, please visit ASPCApro.org.