Hope for Six, Come Back with Seven

November 14th saw FAPL Executive Director Greg Willey take a trip down to the Richland County Dog Shelter.  A previous article mentioned the facility’s spaciousness and resulting ability to house so many stray and surrendered pooches.  At the same time it is always ideal for a dog’s stay in such a place to be as […]

Heroic Kitten Rescue with Oberlin Fire Department

On September 30th, I received a call about a kitten in a drain pipe in Oberlin. When arrived, I found the owners of the property looking into a drain right below a gutter. I could feel the steady drops of rain beginning to fall. We tried everything to get the little kitten to come to […]

The Cattery is Open!

What has been a work in progress for over a month has finally come to fruition. Friendship APL is excited to announce its newly complete room for free-roaming felines, or as we like to call it, The Cattery. First off, we owe a big thank-you to David Humphrey and Ohio Desk for donating the furniture […]

FAPL at the World Series

Game 1 of the World Series proved to be a thunderous victory for the Tribe and its fans, winning 6-0 while ace Corey Kluber fanned nine batters on the night.  In an effort to support the home team and graciously help their employees, a legion of staff members and volunteers from the Friendship APL showed up […]

Third Time’s a Charm

Just under two weeks ago, FAPL brought up five dogs from the Richland County Dog Shelter. One of the most personable of the group, Hank, has received his fair share of attention since that van ride up 71.  The second time Hank was mentioned was for an event in Avon recently at Landmark Garden & […]

The Road to Berlin

It was only a handful of days ago that another call came in from the East Holmes Veterinary Clinic in Berlin, Ohio. The good people there don’t ring us to say hi though.  A call from them is an opportunity to rescue more animals, and this situation was no different.  FAPL staffer Brianna and I […]

Upcoming Events at Friendship APL!

The Friendship APL list of Upcoming Events!   The Friendship APL is like a bee hive of sorts as there is always something good going on. While the residents are of the four-legged nature, it is the humans who frequently zip in and out accomplishing any number of tasks at hand or preparing for those […]

A Landmark Event

On October 15th, the good folks at Landmark Lawn & Garden Supply in Avon, Ohio provided space for FAPL staff and volunteers to set up shop on the warm and sunny Saturday afternoon.  Complete with a hay maze and pumpkin painting for kids, pet adoption was also on the list for grown-ups and children alike.  […]

Three’s Company, Five’s a Blessing

At first glance, the Richland County Dog Shelter (RCDS) is a small labyrinth of hallways lined with cage after cage, augmented with a symphony of begging barks from its residents. There is a well-established relationship between the RCDS and Friendship APL, which is what led to a recent call from Richland to Friendship.  Just like […]

It’s Emma, My Dear

It was only recently when the Friendship Animal Protective League received a call from the East Holmes Veterinary Clinic that they had someone we may be interested in helping. A young female Rottweiler had been effectively discarded by her human companion, used simply for the purposes of breeding and selling the pups for cash.  The […]

Crowe’s Story

Crowe arrived at Friendship APL from Mahoning County. He had been sitting at the pound for a month. We could not figure out why this 7 month-old Lab mix puppy would need our help. He had a sweet disposition and was very social. What could we do to help get this puppy out of a cage […]

Lucky Too!

  Another day, another dog, another trip to the emergency vet… This 6 month-old dog was hit by a bus… No kidding – a bus! His back leg was dangling, and he had minor abrasions from road rash. We got him to the vet in no time and X-Rays revealed what was already pretty obvious – […]

2nd Annual Doggy Dash/Grayce Roach Memorial Run or Walk

 2nd Annual Doggy Dash/Grayce Roach Memorial Walk or Run There was an unbelievable response from students and staff of Lake Ridge Academy this year for the Doggy Dash. They were there to pay their respects to a beloved friend. Last year, a little over 60 participated in the event. This year over 120 raced and […]

Arthur and George’s Story

Arthur and George are so adorable! They are 2 month old kittens who were born in foster care. They are playful, loving and FUN! Arthur and George lived with other cats and dogs and did great. These cute kittens can be adopted at Friendship Animal Protective League.

Maysie’s Story

My boyfriend and I adopted Diamond, now Maysie. We love her so much and couldn’t be happier! Just wanted go let you know she’s in a good home. – Maysie’s New Friend, Katherine Kuncel