CLEVELAND (WJW) — That’s a wrap on the 8th Annual Dick Goddard APL Telethon and we’re so thankful for all of your generous donations to help the animals at the Cleveland APL.

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.

If you’d like to donate now, you can do so by clicking on the link here. Dick Goddard APL Telethon T-shirts were also available before the event with proceeds benefitting the APL.