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Wags to Riches 2023

The Friendship Animal Protective League is a private, non-profit humane shelter, which has been serving the animal welfare needs of Lorain County, Ohio for 60 years. Our organization assists over seven thousand orphaned cats, dogs and other companion animals every year. We provide food, shelter, and veterinary care, offering a second chance for these companion animals to find a new loving home.

As a 501(c)3 organization, we rely on the support and dedication of our local community, who believe in our mission, to help homeless animals find a new forever home. With your generosity, we can do more to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, reduce pet overpopulation through a vigorous spay/neuter program, and help animals receive the medical attention they desperately need. With your assistance, we can find forever homes for these pets, all of whom have so much love left to give.

We are seeking your support in the long-awaited return of Friendship APL’s:

                     Wags to Riches Casino Night


Many of the animals that come into the care of our organization suffer from a variety of illnesses and injuries requiring medical attention and treatment. Friendship APL ensures that every animal that needs this special care, gets the attention they require. From treating eye infections to leg amputations to truly miraculous surgical procedures, Friendship APL spent over $340,000 in 2022. Some of those expenses went toward animals you may be familiar with, including Padawan, Stevie, Shrek and Fiona. 

Wags to Riches will be held on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at Tom’s Country Place in Avon, Ohio. The doors for the event will open at 6:30pm. This is a fun filled night with plenty of food and cocktail drinks (included in ticket purchase), casino games, raffle baskets, prizes, music and special appearances from VIP FAPL animal alumni! 

If you are unable to attend the event, you can help support our mission in other ways such as sponsorships, raffle basket donations and gift certificate donations. If you are interested in getting more information about supporting in other ways please email or call 440-322-4321 ext.229.

Friendship APL

Friendship APLWe are a private, independent, non-profit humane society founded in Elyria, Ohio. We proudly own and operate the largest animal shelter in Lorain County.

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