Cleveland Animal Care & Control Joins ASPCA’s #FindYourFido Campaign


This October, during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Cleveland Animal Care & Control will participate in the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) national Find Your Fido  initiative to raise awareness about homeless animals and help find safe, loving homes for dogs in the community.

To encourage local supporters to #FindYourFido, Cleveland Animal Care & Control will showcase adoptable CITY DOGS on social media and at community events. To find out where you can meet a CITY DOG during the month of October, visit our Facebook page.

The ASPCA estimates that approximately 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year, where they sit waiting to be adopted into a loving home. The ASPCA #FindYourFido campaign is designed to expand the digital exposure for animals in shelters across the country and raise awareness about the many benefits of adopting a pet. During the month of October, Fido – a cardboard cutout ambassador for adoptable dogs in every city – will be crisscrossing the country to illustrate how easy it is to picture a shelter pet in your daily life and encourage animal adoption. Cleveland Animal Care & Control currently has more than 80 dogs awaiting adoption while several others are in foster care in need of forever homes.

“We are excited to participate in the ASPCA’s Find Your Fido initiative during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month,” said Michelle Harvanek, Adoption/Volunteer Coordinator. “We hope our local supporters will come out to visit our shelter and help us spread the word that pet adoption should be everyone’s first choice when it comes to finding your next Fido.”

CITY DOG owners agree.

“We love our CITY DOG, Bijou. We can’t imagine life without her – she is part of ‘home’ and has completed our family,” said Isabella Esler, who adopted Bijou in 2016. “She makes me happy each and every day and I am so glad we found each other. I encourage anyone else looking to add a four-legged friend to their family to check out the wonderful CITY DOGS at Cleveland Animal Care & Control.”

Adoptable CITY DOGS can be viewed at or at the kennel, located at 2690 W. 7th St. Open hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday noon-2 p.m. Walk in adoptions are accepted, but appointments are encouraged. Make an appointment to meet with an Adoption Counselor by emailing or by calling the adoption hotline at 216-664-3476. CITY DOGS will be moving into a new home soon. Learn more about the new city kennel by clicking here.

If you aren’t ready to adopt but want to help, Cleveland Animal Care & Control is always looking for volunteers, foster homes, and always in need of donations. For information, email

Cleveland Road Work News: October 2, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Mayor Jackson Sends Condolences to Victims of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Mayor Frank G. Jackson today released a statement sending condolences to the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, family members, and friends impacted by the senseless shootings that have taken scores of lives and wounded hundreds more,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “No words can express the suffering and loss. This is yet another reminder that we need to renew and reinforce our efforts to remove and keep weapons from the hands of those who should not have them.”