Cleveland APL Fur Ball Fundraiser

Elk & Elk was proud to sponsor the Cleveland Animal Protective League’s (APL) 2020 virtual Fur Ball. The online event, hosted by WKYC’s Monica Robins, featured a live auction, a “fund-a-need” event and a virtual meeting of the APL’s VIPs (very important pets). The fundraiser earned over $175,000 for the organization’s Second Chance Program.

Fur Ball Fundraiser

Second Chance Program

The Second Chance Program helps extraordinary animals overcome extraordinary circumstances. Every year approximately 13,000 animals are helped by the Cleveland APL, one of Northeast Ohio’s largest humane societies. Some are surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them, some are strays, while others are rescued by the APL’s Humane Investigations team from abuse and neglect.

The Cleveland APL cares for every friendly, healthy animal until they find them a new family … and thanks to the Second Chance Program, they’ve extended that commitment to an increasing number of animals with treatable illnesses and injuries.

About the Cleveland APL

The organization’s core values are compassion, advocacy, leadership, innovation and teamwork. The Cleveland Animal Protective League envisions a society in which:

  • Animals are valued, treated with dignity and respect, and protected from cruelty and neglect.
  • Every companion animal-in-need has a chance for rehabilitation and re-homing.
  • The human-animal bond is cherished and supported.
  • Every pet is wanted.

Ways to Help

Since the Cleveland APL receives no government funding, they rely on generous financial supporters to make a difference in the lives of the animals for whom they care for. There are also many other ways to help, including becoming a volunteer. Learn more.