Shrek and Fiona: Happily Ever After

Fiona and Shrek came to Friendship Animal Protective League needing immediate Veterinary care. This brother, sister duo had been found as stray dogs. They both appeared to be around 5 months old and both of them appeared to have had broken legs. Knowing there was no time to waste, FAPL took Shrek and Fiona to […]

Pupdate: Hipless Jay Jay now has Hips!

As posted in a previous article, written by Greg Willey, you learned that Jay Jay has a special place in our hearts (Getting “Hip” at Friendship APL). He has been through a lot, being 6 months old, hobbling around without any hips, and enduring two hip replacement surgeries. But Jay Jay has had a wonderful […]

Stevie’s Adoption Story

Stevie’s story is one of resilience when the odds were stacked against his favor. A good Samaritan found Stevie as a stray kitten, all by himself, at only a few weeks old. Not knowing how to care for a kitten that young, the good Samaritan brought him to our shelter. Staff knew upon arrival that […]

Pet Insurance is the Way to Go!

    Do you remember the day that your new pet came home? You found the right animal for you or your family. You get them home, they investigate their new place; so many new smells, new sounds, and new commands. It’s the best day ever! You picked out the right toys, foods, treats, bowls, […]

Adding a New Dog to your Pack

Adding a New Dog to your Pack Are you considering adding a dog to your pack? Becoming a multi-dog household can be a very enriching experience for both you and the dogs. However, not all dogs want to share their family or space with other dogs and that’s okay. Additionally, just like people would rather […]

An Adoption Story: Maverick

Everyone loves a feel good adoption story, and that is just what we have for you below! Miracle came to our shelter on September 5th after being seized in a humane case. He was a young adult cat with beautiful long gray fur, but something wasn’t right with Miracle’s back legs. Upon further examination by […]

Friendship APL Partners with Bissell Pet Foundation

If there is one thing most rescues/shelters could agree on, it is that 2022 has been one heck of a year for animal welfare organizations. A cry for help from organizations drowning in animals and lacking space has become a daily plea on social media platforms, websites, news stations etc. If there is one thing […]

Gina’s Story

From being abandoned outside, to living out her life in a wonderful home, there is no doubt Gina has had a rough journey to get where she is at. We are going to take you through her journey, one that is hard to fathom at times. Its difficult to imagine how a dog can be […]

Adding a New Feline Friend to your Home

Are you considering bringing home a new friend for your resident cat? Becoming a multi-cat household creates the opportunity for your cat’s life to be enriched through play, grooming, and other communal activities that they do not get to partake in as only cats. While many cat’s enjoy community with their own kind, this does […]

Millie the Mastiff: A Before and After Adoption Story

Here at Friendship APL we see a lot of medical cases, abuse stories and emergency situations walk through the door. We are not always able to save everyone, but when we do, we like to share those stories. That way supporters, like you, are able to see how your contributions, whether it be a donation, […]

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 […]