2022 FAPL Golf Outing

It’s that time of year again for our annual FAPL Golf Outing! The golf outing is a great time, with lots of golf activities, food, drinks, raffles and more!  Join the Friendship Animal Protective League for a wonderful day of golf at Elyria Country Club on Monday September 26th, 2022. The Elyria Country Club is […]

Everything You Need to Know About Feline Panleukopenia

It is that time of year, the time that most shelter staff and volunteers prepare for, but can never fully be ready for. Kitten season. While most “outsiders” may grasp the concept of kitten season, which is essentially an influx of kitten intakes due to stray/feral reproduction, many do not realize what comes next. People […]

Why Two Puppies are NOT Better than One!

Many potential adopters are driven to our facilities because of the puppies we place up for adoption. Every week, the excitement we see from our “puppy posts” seem to grow, but we also continue to see one common question. “Can I adopt more than one?” Most potential adopters are taken back when they learn our […]

Wheels for Wags 2022

Wheels for Wags is back again this year! We hope to see continued supporters as well as new supporters this year for an event that is full of fun! Read below to find out what the event is all about! Wheels for Wags is a charity car show with 100% of the proceeds going to […]

Petco Grant Celebration!

The Friendship APL would like to invite all of our supporters, whether that be donors, adopters, volunteers or just those who would like to be more involved with our organization to join us at the Petco Grant Celebration! We have generously received a grant from the Petco Love Foundation and will be celebrating this amazing […]

Getting “Hip” at Friendship APL

Our Jay Jay has had quite the arduous journey. When he arrived at our shelter, our staff noticed right away that there was something wrong with his rear end. One of our staff commented that he looked like he sashayed across the room. We took Jay Jay, the 6 month-old border collie to Animal Clinic […]

Jaxon’s Story

Adoptable dog Jax is all smiles these days, but that wasn’t always the case. Jax came to Friendship after he was struck by a vehicle. His leg unfortunately took most of the impact and with the cost of surgery and vet care in general rising, his family made the decision to surrender him to FAPL. […]

Kitten Season 101: What Should You Do?

A Guide for Getting Through Kitten Season Article Written by Staff Member Shelby Dowdell with the help of Staff Hannah Schramm, Heath Hershman and Alleycat.org The goal of the below article is to educate the community about what kitten season truly means on a much larger scale. Whether it be your neighbor feeding unfixed strays, […]

Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitos…OH MY!

Why You Shouldn’t Think Twice About Flea/Tick/Heartworm Prevention Article written by Intake Staff Member Hannah Schramm Although it does not feel like it, Spring is here- and so are common external parasites like fleas and ticks. Finding a parasite on your pet can be especially startling. The easiest way to deter fleas and ticks from […]

FAPL Egg-Stravaganza 2022

First Annual FAPL Egg-stravaganza is a Success! We are officially able to say our 1st Annual Egg-Starvaganza event was a success! On April 16th, FAPL hosted a community event, almost two years after events stopped due to the global pandemic. The Egg-stravaganza was free to attend and included an egg hunt for both children and […]

Pat-a-Pet Program

A Volunteer Program that Brings Happiness to Our Senior Community Article Written by the volunteer that started this program: Ginny Green Pat-a-pet allows volunteers from FAPL to bring some of our animals, mostly dogs, to nursing homes for visits with the residents. Pat-a-pet is a wonderful program! Obviously I believe that because I have been […]

Volunteer Spotlight

How One Volunteer has Made a Lasting Impact Article Written by FAPL Volunteer Lisa Molnar My name is Lisa Molnar and I’ve been volunteering at FAPL for 5 years.  My love for animals was something instilled in me my entire life as a young girl.  I initially began volunteering to walk and spend time with […]

An Adoption Story: Elsie

Article Written by Staff Member: Shelby Elsie came to us with her tail tucked between her legs and her head hanging low. She had just spent 10 weeks in a loud, crowded, city kennel in Cleveland with no luck finding a new home. Elsie then made her way to Friendship APL, for a second chance […]

Protecting Outdoor Cats from the Elements

What’s “Cooler” than a DIY Cat Shelter? Article Written By: Joyce Castrigano, an FAPL volunteer and foster who donates her time to make these shelters for the outdoor cats in our community If you have ever owned a cat, you know that they love to be warm and cozy. They take any opportunity to soak […]