EIN 34-0714644

The Cleveland Animal Protective League

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The APL's mission is to foster compassion and end animal suffering through adoptions, humane investigations, spay/neuter and education. The APL provides shelter, care, and medical treatment to animals that have lost their homes and/or suffered cruelty...
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Program areas at The Cleveland Animal Protective League

Animal sheltering, care & outreach*: The apl operates a 30,000 square foot shelter and Animal care facility for animals that have been surrendered by their owners, stray cats brought in by good samaritans, animals transferred in from other overcrowded shelters or in response to other emergency situations, or seized by our humane investigators. Once at The apl, they receive shelter and all of The care and treatment they need until they can be placed for adoption. When The shelter is full or when animals have special needs that will be better met in a home, they are placed with temporary, volunteer foster families until they can come back to The apl for adoption. In 2020, close to 1,900 animals of The 4,207 animals that were admitted to The apl received **************** (see schedule o for continuation) **************** ...care in foster homes. By The end of 2020, we had placed 3,875 of those animals through adoptions, being returned to their owners, or being transferred to other rescue groups or shelters for adoption resulting in an overall 91% save rate. Through "project care" (community Animal retention effort), The apl is also working to help income-qualified pet owners in Cleveland by providing them with access to The care and resources they want and need to provide for their pets keeping pets with The people they love. In 2020, project care provided assistance to more than 1,000 deserving pets in The city of Cleveland. The apl relies on The support of private donors and volunteers to make all of this work possible. The apl does not receive government funding for operations. It also is not governed by and does not receive regular operating support from any national Animal welfare organization.
Shelter veterinary services*: The apl veterinary clinic provides spay/neuter, medical, and other surgical services for animals that have been admitted to The apl for rehoming. All cats, dogs and rabbits are sterilized prior to being adopted from The apl. Through donations to The second chance program, animals that have been surrendered to The apl's shelter and have injuries or illnesses that can be safely and humanely treated will receive The medical and/or surgical care they need so they, too, can find a new home. In 2020, 2,490 shelter animals were sterilized, and 3,685 shelter animals received 6,573 diagnostic tests, treatments, procedures, and/or surgeries.
Humane investigations*: The apl is The lead agency in cuyahoga county for investigating Animal cruelty, neglect, and abandonment. Under Ohio law, The Cleveland apl's board of directors is authorized to appoint humane agents to enforce local and state Animal protection laws. Those appointments must then be approved by The cuyahoga county probate court. The apl does not receive public funding in support of this program which is funded solely by donations. In 2020, The humane investigations team opened 1,194 new investigations of suspected Animal abuse and seized or rescued 1,412 animals. The apl's humane agents also seek justice for Animal victims of abuse by working with prosecutors to obtain criminal convictions of The people who hurt them. Under Ohio **************** (see schedule o for continuation) **************** ...law, humane agents are also mandated reporters for child abuse and neglect. The expense amount shared in this section represents The core cost of operating our humane investigations program. It does not include The cost of caring for The Animal victims of cruelty that they bring in, which will range from basic daily care to extensive veterinary care required to heal their broken bodies and save their lives.

Who funds The Cleveland Animal Protective League

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Network for GoodUnrestricted$551,943
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To AnimalsLive Release$300,000
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To AnimalsLive Release$300,000
...and 35 more grants received totalling $1,805,247

Personnel at The Cleveland Animal Protective League

Sharon A HarveyPresident and Chief Executive Officer$156,166
Shari GibbsDirector of Finance$77,081
Judith HunterDirector of Development$108,433
Allison LashHead of Veterinary Service$125,899
Kathy TatmanVice Chairperson$0
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for The Cleveland Animal Protective League

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,808,430
Program services$721,486
Investment income and dividends$556,268
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$445,684
Net income from fundraising events$-37,606
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$149,580
Total revenues$8,643,842

Form 990s for The Cleveland Animal Protective League

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-06-18990View PDF
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122019-08-17990View PDF
2017-122018-09-12990View PDF
2016-122017-09-13990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
September 11, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 12 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals
September 20, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
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General information
1729 Willey Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Metro area
Cleveland-Elyria, OH
Cuyahoga County, OH
Website URL
(216) 771-4616
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D20: Animal Protection and Welfare
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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