Cleveland APL suspends adoptions due to coronavirus

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – The Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL) is suspending all adoptions at the shelter until further notice.

It’s a move to keep people from making non-essential trips.

They were previously operating by appointment only.

They are still looking for foster homes. If you’re interested, you can email

The Cleveland APL’s hours for urgent animal admissions and other essential appointments at the shelter are 11am to 5pm Monday – Saturday.

The facility is not open to the public.

If you are a Cleveland resident with an urgent pet care need or are in need of food or other supplies for your pet as a result of COVID-19, you can contact the Cleveland APL at 216-255-5012 for assistance.

The APL is also not able to accept donations at the shelter currently but has a wish list here.