City of Cleveland Kennel Food and Supply Drive | Events
CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Animal Control Volunteers are hosting a food and supply drive to benefit the city of Cleveland Kennel. The event will be held October 19th, 2013 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on the kennel grounds. Donations can be dropped off at the kennel, 2690 W 7th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113, any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The following items are in need:
- Food (ground canned, dry, small bites, and puppy)
- Toys (gently used or new)
- Blankets (gently used or new)
- Frontline Flea Prevention (XL size)
- Leashes and/or Slip Leads
There will be knowledgeable, experienced volunteers on site answering questions, giving kennel tours, and handling urgent listed dogs for donors to meet. The goal is to not only help enrich the lives of the dogs presently housed at the kennel, but also to educate our Cleveland community members about the dire need for adopters, fosters and volunteers.
At of today, there are 100+ dogs being housed at the city of Cleveland Kennel. Of those 100, 39 dogs are urgent listed; some of which only have less than a week to be saved. This is more than the volunteers have ever had listed since their inception in 2011. A few urgent dogs are altered and ready for direct adoption and others can be altered and adopted if they find families in time.
Please stop by to drop off donations, meet urgents and volunteers, learn about the kennel and get involved!
Here is a little more information about Cleveland Animal Control: The Cleveland Kennel/Animal Control is a municipal government holding facility. Dogs only have between 3-10 days depending on cause for intake before they are at risk of being euthanized. From the moment they come in, they are urgent. There is no pull fee to rescues organization for unaltered dogs, and most dogs receive $50-$100 in sponsorship pledges via our Facebook page for each dog. The pledges go directly to the rescue AFTER dogs leave the kennel, to help cover vetting (money for a dog going to rescue never passes through the hands of CAC or the volunteers). In addition, dogs at the Kennel received their DHPP and Bordetella vaccinations, are dewormed, and microchipped. The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter and The Cleveland Animal Protective League pull from CAC several times a week. The dogs we list cannot go there due to age, sickness, injury, minor temperament issues, or usually solely based on their breed. Although more than half our intakes on any given week may be bully breeds, the county kennel will not take any and the APL is limited to the number they can pull. It leaves us with many dogs to list as urgents. We try our best to evaluate as many as we can, but the reality is that for every one you see listed there may be two others that are not evaluated or even given a chance to be saved. Until we shift the odds and also reduce intake numbers, this is all we can do. The Cleveland Kennel had over 4,000 intakes in 2011 alone. Intakes consist of owner surrenders, court holds (when the owner is arrested for charges related or not related to animals), strays and animals found tied up or locked in buildings/houses and abandoned.