Cleveland Animal Care & Control Receives $150,000 Grant From PetSmart Charities®

Friday, August 31, 2018

City kennel lowers fees for Labor Day weekend

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Animal Care & Control is the recipient of a $150,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. The grant has been earmarked to support the daily operations of Cleveland Animal Care & Control so they can continue placing pets in loving forever homes. 

Specifically, Cleveland Animal Care & Control’s shelter operations grant is designed to enhance the city’s new kennel, which is currently under construction. The new kennel is scheduled to open in December 2018. 

“Thanks to this generous grant, the city’s new kennel will become an even better place for dogs waiting to be adopted or reunited with their owners,” said Michelle Harvanek, Shelter Operations Manager. “We are always doing everything we can to get animals back home or adopted as quickly as possible – but we strive to make their stay with us as nice as possible in the meantime. The new kennel is a huge step in that direction.”

The Cleveland kennel is also excited to announce that adoption fees have been lowered to $31 for Labor Day weekend. Adoption fees include microchipping, vaccinations, licensing and more. Standard adoption procedures will apply.

Adoptable CITY DOGS can be viewed at or at the kennel, located at 2690 West 7th St. Visit the kennel website for hours and other information.               

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About CITY DOGS Cleveland

CITY DOGS is a program of Cleveland Animal Care and Control.  The CITY DOGS mission is to increase adoptions from the City Kennel by changing the image of the pitbull-type dogs who make up the majority of the kennel population, by preparing all adoptable dogs in the kennel for lives in loving homes and by creating as many opportunities as possible for the public to meet and get to know our dogs for the terrific pets they are meant to be.