Dick Goddard’s APL Telethon: How you can help give animals a second chance

CLEVELAND-- We are so excited to help the Cleveland Animal Protective League with Dick Goddard’s second APL Telethon. 

On Thursday, September 22,  from 6 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.,  we will have live segments throughout our newscasts from the Cleveland APL on Willey Avenue in Cleveland.

We will be taking pledges by phone and online to help the Cleveland APL continue their mission of saving animals' lives and finding good homes for those in need. (We will be giving out a phone number on-air and here on fox8.com on Thursday morning.)


For Dick Goddard, a longtime pet advocate, he couldn’t be more excited for this day. Along with raising money,  in honor of Dick Goddard and FOX 8,  the Cleveland APL will be open on Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. with an adoption special.

Adult dogs, (5 months and older)  will be available for adoption for $88.00, and cats (1 year and older) for $8.00 and kittens(under 1 year) will be available for only $50.00.  The regular adoption fees are $95.00 for dogs, $45.00 for cats and $95.00 for kittens.

Special-edition Dick Goddard telethon shirts will be available for purchase inside the lobby of the APL as well.

For those who call and want to make a continued monthly pledge, they can learn how to become a Dick Goddard Pet partner.

All throughout the day, we will share with you very special stories about some of the special pets currently at the APL.  Please tune in to FOX 8 News on Thursday. You will learn a lot and if you make a pledge, you will be helping an excellent cause.

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