Cleveland Animal Care & Control Receives $150,000 Grant From PetSmart Charities®

Cleveland Animal Care & Control is the recipient of a $150,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. The grant has been earmarked to support the daily operations of Cleveland Animal Care & Control so they can continue placing pets in loving forever homes.

Specifically, Cleveland Animal Care & Control’s shelter operations grant is designed to enhance the city’s new kennel, which is currently under construction. The new kennel is scheduled to open in December 2018.

“Thanks to this generous grant, the city’s new kennel will become an even better place for dogs waiting to be adopted or reunited with their owners,” said Michelle Harvanek, Shelter Operations Manager. “We are always doing everything we can to get animals back home or adopted as quickly as possible – but we strive to make their stay with us as nice as possible in the meantime. The new kennel is a huge step in that direction.”

“At PetSmart Charities, we understand it can be challenging for animal welfare organizations to secure the funding they need for general shelter operations and improvements,” said David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D. and president of PetSmart Charities. “But creating spaces where shelter pets can feel safe, healthy and happy while they await adoption into a new forever home or family is something we believe in and something we’re pleased to support through this grant to Cleveland Animal Care & Control.”

Adoptable CITY DOGS can be viewed at or at the kennel, located at 2690 West 7th St. Visit the kennel website for hours and other information.