In just the first hour, the telethon raised $14,700. As of 6:50 p.m., $170,951 had been raised and some last-minute donations were still being counted.
By Friday morning, a total of $185,233.97 was raised.
The FOX 8 family would like to thank everyone for all of their contributions.
There are so many ways you can make a difference, whether that is being a financial supporter, becoming a volunteer or adopting a friendly pet.
During the telethon, FOX 8 gave a closer look at the diverse and meaningful work the APL does to rescue, heal, nurture, adopt, and advocate for animals in need.
You can also make a one-time donation or set up a monthly donation to provide ongoing help for the Cleveland APL’s animals. Find out more here.