Jackson’s Story

It’s the smallest animals that have the biggest hearts… and sometimes that’s more literal than you realize. Jackson, a senior shih tzu, was found abandoned in an apartment, forced to wear the same belly band for two solid weeks.  A kind landlord made sure he had food and water but Jackson needed out. That’s where […]

Cat Scratch-Off Fever: a Lotto Raffle to Benefit Ditto & Friends

          The temperature’s climbing and Friendship APL has a fever: Cat Scratch-Off Fever!  Starting Thursday, July 15th and continuing until 2pm on Friday, July 23rd, Friendship APL will be selling $5 tickets for a chance to win $250 of scratch-off lottery tickets!  The proceeds from this raffle will help cover the […]

Kitten Foster

      We need your help! Do you or your family want to get involved this summer? Friendship APL is in dire need of foster homes for kittens.  We need fosters willing to open their homes to: Pregnant mama cats about to give birth Nursing mamas and their kittens Kittens that are too young/ […]

Nebula’s story

    On a cold day in February 2021, a good Samaritan brought a bedraggled, injured seven-month-old kitten to Friendship APL. The kitten, later named Nebula, was dragging a previously injured back leg and struggling to breathe.  In fact, the kitten needed to be nebulized almost immediately to ease her congestion. (This was actually the […]

Friendship APL Lotto Basket Raffle

Take a chance. Help an animal!  Every day, Friendship APL receives requests to help injured animals in need.  Some animals need more TLC than others, like Bumper.  Bumper was running at large when he was hit by a car. His injuries included a shattered pelvis, nerve damage to his front left leg and a wound […]

Friendship APL Pet Food Bank

Starting Saturday, April 10, 2021, the Friendship Animal Protective League will be holding a monthly pet pantry to provide dry dog and cat food to Lorain County residents in need.  The pet pantry hours will be from 1:00- 3:00pm. The pantry will be held in the garage of Friendship APL (8303 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, […]

Weekend Retreat Raffle

Thursday, March 18th – Friday, March 26th at 2pm Looking for an excuse to get away? Friendship APL is raffling off a weekend stay at a luxe home in Western New York, along the Chautauqua wine trail. The winner of this prize will enjoy 3 days in an amazing 5 bedroom home with spectacular views, […]

Friendship APL Art Auction

@friendshipaplPuppy painting at Friendship Animal APL🐾🐶 #fyp #foryou #adoptdontshop #adopt #friendshipanimalapl http://friendshipapl.org/5050raffle ♬ Who Let The Dogs Out Remix – Tik Tok On January 20, 2021, the humane officers at Friendship APL seized over 50 animals, many of whom were in dire straits.  Our staff spent that night, and many nights afterward, rushing litter after […]

Browns Prize Package

The Browns season may be over but you can still celebrate the team’s amazing season AND help animals at the same time! Friendship APL will be raffling off a special Browns package, which includes SIGNED Kareem Hunt and Rashard Higgins jerseys, a Riddell Browns mini-helmet and a limited edition 3ft-tall Baker Mayfield bobblehead! (Only six […]

Holiday Basket Raffle

Peanuts Lottery Basket Raffle Spread a little holiday cheer with a last-minute raffle for a cozy, winter-friendly basket! In order to benefit the animals at Friendship APL during the current Covid-19 crisis, we are raffling off a Peanuts-themed basket! This prize is filled with Peanuts-themed items including a mug with hot cocoa mix, mini string […]

Extra Innings Raffle

“Extra Innings” Raffle for Indians club tickets: Tickets on sale Friday, June 11th – Friday, June 18th at 2pm Friendship APL is willing to work extra innings to get animals the care they need. Bumper, Blazey and Valiant are just three dogs that require long-term care before they can slide into home.  Valiant was found […]

Puppy Adoptions

Adopting Puppies If you are interested in a puppy, there are two ways to adopt.  If you want dibs on puppies as soon as they are available, we recommend joining the Puppy Adoption Program.  In this program, you do not meet the puppy in advance. You choose your puppy based on a biography and pictures […]

Clear the Shelters 2020

THIS AUGUST, “ADOPT & DONATE” TO HELP NBC AND TELEMUNDO OWNED STATIONS CLEAR THE SHELTERS   Visit ClearTheShelters.com To Find Out How You Can Adopt A Pet Virtually Or Donate Online To Help A Shelter Near You  NEW YORK – (July 1, 2020) – NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations) today announced that its Clear The […]

COVID-19 Adoptions

Adopting During the COVID-19 Pandemic Because of COVID-19, we have altered our adoption processes to ensure everyone’s safety. All adoption inquires should be addressed to adoptions@friendshipapl.org.  This is the best way to get a hold of us, as there will not be staff at the front desk answering phones. Adopting ADULT dogs For the foreseeable […]