September 4, 2018 - Cleveland, OH - Embrace Pet Insurance is proud to serve as the exclusive sponsor for the 2018 Dick Goddard's Cleveland Animal Protective League Telethon. It is the second year in a row that Embrace has had this honor. The telethon will be held Thursday, September 13th from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is presented by FOX 8 News Cleveland.The money raised by the telethon is crucial for the Cleveland APL's continued efforts to provide medical care and homes for needy pets in Northeast Ohio. Last year, the telethon reached their fundraising goal by raising more than $180,000 for the Cleveland APL. The goal for 2018 is to exceed amount. To do so, viewers are encouraged to call (866)-392-PETS (7387) or go online to make a pledge on September 13th."Embrace is excited to partner with the Cleveland APL and FOX 8 again this year for the telethon," said CEO of Embrace, Ambrish Jaiswal. "This charitable event is a great cause that aligns perfectly with our Core Value of giving back to the pet community in our home town." As an organization, Embrace participates in a number of charitable events. Many Embrace employees volunteer at local shelters and rescues, multiple employees of Embrace have adopted pets from the Cleveland APL, and for every policy sold at Embrace, $2 is donated to a pet-related charity. Several "Embracers" are volunteering to answer phones during the telethon to help collect donations as well.Every year, the Greater Cleveland community rallies behind Dick Goddard and his efforts to help the "four foots," as he calls them. Goddard's love for animals and his dedication to improving the quality of life for Northeast Ohio shelter and rescue pets has been the driving force behind his life's work, leading to "Goddard's Law," a law that was passed in 2016 stating that it is considered a fifth degree felony to knowingly cause harm to a companion animal in the state of Ohio.All proceeds from the Dick Goddard APL Telethon will stay in Northeast Ohio helping more than 13,000 animals that the Cleveland APL cares for each year, as well as benefiting programs and services provided by the APL such as Animal Admissions, Animal Welfare Clinic Services, Trap-Neuter-Return Programs, and Project Care.To support the Cleveland Animal Protective League, visit https://clevelandapl.org.