The Cleveland Animal Protective League and Secondhand Mutts are animal shelters located in Cleveland, Ohio. The Animal Rescue Center is located in Eastlake, though it provides adoption services for Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
The Cleveland Animal Protective League has been providing pet care services since 1913. It is not a government-funded shelter, so all services are provided through individual and company donations. Volunteers are valuable at the shelter, as they provide their time and services for free.The shelter hosts an animal welfare clinic and a foster care program, and it conducts humane investigations.
Secondhand Mutts provides shelter, socialization and dog adoptions. It is a completely cage-free environment for all dogs. The dogs are also cat-tested prior to putting them up for adoption. All dogs at the shelter are fostered at real homes, often with children and other pets. Dogs that are up for adoption have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and tested for heartworms. They are also groomed before adoption.
The Animal Rescue Center is a non-profit shelter offering rehabilitation and adoption of animals like dogs, cats and rabbits. Programs include a foster care program, a lost and found and a guardian angel program for pets that can’t be adopted by the public.