EIN 34-0714644

The Cleveland Animal Protective League

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Cleveland's APL fosters compassion and ends animal suffering with shelter, medical treatment, spay/neuter services for cats, and surgical procedures.
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Program areas at The Cleveland Animal Protective League

Animal sheltering, care & outreach*: The apl operates a 40,000 square foot Animal shelter and resource center that is located in The tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. In 2022, The apl brought in 6,999 for animals that were surrendered by their owners, impounded by our humane agents, transferred in from other overcrowded shelters, transferred in to assist with other emergency situations, and stray cats found by good samaritans. Once at The apl, they receive The care and treatment they need until they can be placed up 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 2022, 2,300 of The 6,999 **************** (see schedule o for continuation) **************** ...animals that were admitted to The apl received care in foster homes. By The end of 2022, we had placed 6,428 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 93% save rate. Through "project care" (community Animal retention effort), The apl helps income-qualified pet owners in Cleveland by providing them with access to care and resources, such as pet food, grooming, vaccinations, and wellness care, that they want and need for their pets. In 2022, project care assisted more than 600 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, sometimes extensive and complex, that they need so they, too, can find a new home. In 2022, 4,532 shelter animals were sterilized, and 4,008 shelter animals received 8,272 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 society 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; it is funded solely by donations. In 2022, The humane investigations team opened 1,769 new investigations of suspected Animal abuse and either impounded or rescued 1,877 animals. The apl's humane society agents also seek justice for Animal victims of abuse by working with prosecutors to convict The people who have been charged with **************** (see schedule o for continuation) **************** ...Animal cruelty or neglect. Under Ohio law, humane agents are mandated reporters for child and elder abuse and neglect. The expenses shared in this section represent The core cost of operating our humane investigations program. It does not include The cost of caring for The Animal victims of cruelty that come in through this program, which ranges from basic daily care to extensive, sometimes complex, veterinary care to heal their broken bodies and save their lives.
Animal welfare clinic (awc)*: The apl's awc provides spay/neuter services for community cats through trap-neuter-return (tnr) and spay/neuter services for adoptable animals from other shelters and rescue groups. In 2022, 3,471 community cats were sterilized through The tnr program and 1,657 adoptable animals from other partner shelters and rescue groups were sterilized.
Community pet clinic (cpc)*: The Cleveland apl believes in maintaining The human-animal bond whenever possible and that no owner should have to make a decision about keeping their pet based on their ability to pay for veterinary care. In 2022, The apl opened its community pet clinic to bridge The gap between income-qualified pet owners and their ability to access affordable veterinary care. The cpc currently serves pets owned by Cleveland and east Cleveland residents on financial assistance. It also serves cuyahoga county residents seeking humane euthanasia services; those living in a homeless shelter, domestic violence shelter, public housing, or a hotel or motel; those referred by a private veterinary clinic due to an inability to pay; and those referred by other social service agencies due to access to veterinary care challenges. In 2022, our cpc helped 2,562 animals, performed 1,157 spay/neuter surgeries, dentals, and other surgeries, ran 913 diagnostic tests, gave 3,241 vaccines, and provided humane and necessary euthanasia services to 196 animals at The ownersowner's request.

Who funds The Cleveland Animal Protective League

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Network for GoodUnrestricted$684,069
The Rachael Ray FoundationAn Unrestricted Grant To Further the Donee's Exempt Purpose$350,000
Brian & Gretchen Colleran FoundationGeneral Operating Expenses.$200,000
...and 54 more grants received totalling $2,248,740

Personnel at The Cleveland Animal Protective League

Sharon A HarveyPresident and Chief Executive Officer$189,535
Shari Gibbs AndrusSenior Director of Finance$89,377
Judith HunterSenior Director of Development$112,801
Allison LashMedical Director$150,023
Kathy TatmanChairperson$0
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for The Cleveland Animal Protective League

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,312,234
Program services$1,185,623
Investment income and dividends$516,855
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$874,145
Net income from fundraising events$-33,896
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$10,854,961

Form 990s for The Cleveland Animal Protective League

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-06-15990View PDF
2021-122022-06-29990View PDF
2020-122021-06-18990View PDF
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122019-08-17990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
October 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $97,985 from Jane L Jenkins Charitable Trust
August 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 33 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from The Rachael Ray Foundation
June 14, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 8, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
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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
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Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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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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