Bring Love Home With a New Pet This February

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cleveland Animal Care & Control Joins Best Friends Animal Society National February Pet Adoption Promotion

CLEVELAND — Right now, the perfect pet is ready to add a little love to your life. This Valentine’s Day, brighten your world by adopting one of Cleveland Animal Care & Control’s deserving rescued pets through the CITY DOGS program.

“This is a good opportunity to adopt a rescue pet,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Go to the Cleveland Animal Care & Control kennel and take home a rescue pet today.”

The Cleveland Animal Care & Control (CACC) is joining national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society, along with various animal rescue groups and shelters across the country, in the “Give Love” annual animal adoption campaign starting February 1 and running through February 14, 2017.

“Give Love to homeless pets this February by providing your new pet with a family to call their own. The Cleveland Animal Care & Control is dedicated to bringing great families together with the pets we rescue,” said Ed Jamison, Chief Animal Control Officer.

“On any given day, we have 50 to 70 CITY DOGS that are eager to prove how awesome rescued pets are.”

“Starting February 1st through Valentine’s Day, you can add some love to your life, for a special adoption fee of $14, by bringing home a furry friend your whole family will love,” said Jamison.

The CACC is an active partner in Best Friends No More Homeless Pets® Network, which offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.

“We have many wonderful CITY DOGS in the kennel and in foster care waiting for loving and forever homes. When you choose to adopt, you not only save that animal’s life, you create the space to help us save more homeless pets in our community,” said Jamison. “We are proud to partner with Best Friends on this “Give Love” February adoption promotion. We really believe together we can save them all.”

For full details about the “Give Love” pet adoption special, please contact CACC at 216-664-3476 or and view adoptable CITY DOGS by visiting

Please Note: The purchase of a Cuyahoga County license is required at the time of adoption and is available at the kennel when you select your rescue pet. The cost of a license is $21.00.

About CITY DOGS Cleveland

The CITY DOGS is a program of Cleveland Animal Care and Control. The CITY DOGS mission is to increase adoptions from the City Kennel by changing the image of the pit bull-type dogs who make up the majority of the kennel population, by preparing all adoptable dogs in the kennel for lives in loving homes and by creating as many opportunities as possible for the public to meet and get to know our dogs for the terrific pets they are meant to be. The CITY DOGS ready for adoption can be viewed at Meetings can be arranged by emailing Adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, a microchip, license, and a month of free pet health insurance.

About Best Friends Animal Society®

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, adoption centers and spays and neuter facilities in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. In addition, they offer lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,600 rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.

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