Helping the four-foots: Dick Goddard’s APL Telethon is Thursday

CLEVELAND-- Dick Goddard has dedicated much of his life to helping animals and on Thursday, you can join his efforts.

His annual APL Telethon runs from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to raise money for the nearly 14,000 animals that receive care at the facility each year.

Last year, the telethon raised more than $142,000 and the 2015 total was about $128,000.

(Click here to find out how to donate)

In 2016, the Cleveland APL helped more than 14,500 animals, including finding forever homes for 6,200 pets. It costs $11,000 a day to operate the APL.

The Cleveland APL is located on Willey Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood. It's open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.