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The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is looking for a front office receptionist. This position requires more than 30 hours a week, 11-6 Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri., and 11-4 Saturday. The successful candidate will have exceptional public relations skills and be able to handle multiple tasks at one time, as well as manage informational telephone calls and paperwork. Please CLICK HERE to fill out an employment application.

CVAS is looking to hire a shelter manager. The Shelter Manager is a full time position. The successful candidate will have a high school diploma, strong public relations skills, exeptional managerial and supervisory skills, and experience in a veterinary clinic, animal shelter, or other health-related animal setting.  Vet tech certification preferred. Please CLICK HERE to fill out an employment application.


Major thanks to Ventura Foods, a corporate sponsor of CVAS


CHAMBERSBURG – Ventura Foods, LLC, of Chambersburg has agreed to be a corporate sponsor for the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter. Each year the company will donate $2,000 to help CVAS with their operating budget so the organization can continue to care for homeless pets.

Ventura began their planned giving with a check presentation on December 4 at the shelter.

“Ventura Foods has been generous to us in the past and we are very happy they have agreed to make an annual donation to the shelter,” said Nancy Gardner, CVAS board president. “It’s wonderful to have local businesses so committed to our cause and this community.”

As Fundraising Representative for CVAS, Tish Krotzer made the initial contact with Ventura Foods.

“We had such a warm reception at Ventura Foods and I’m so thrilled they have agreed to help us,” said Krotzer. “I’m hoping our partnership with Ventura Foods will be just the beginning of the corporate sponsorships the shelter will be able to form with area businesses.”

Ventura Foods, officially created in 1996 with the merger of Wilsey Foods and Holsum Foods, strives to invigorate local economies, expand cultures and improve overall well-being through volunteerism and community engagement, according to their website.

“At Ventura Foods, LLC our employees are the reason for our success, and supporting the community they live in is equally important,” said Kevin Sult, Finance Manager. “The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is an amazing gem in our community; a place where many of our employees donate their time and adopt their pets. We’re proud to be in a position to be able to help such a great cause and look forward to watching them grow.”

Pictured above, from left are: Bonnie Brake of Ventura; Terry Shaffer of Ventura; Nancy Gardner, CVAS board president; Audrey Shields of Ventura; Tish Krotzer, CVAS Fundraising Representative; Kim Weaver, Kevin Sult and Don Hilt, all of Ventura.




Please use the entrance by the cafeteria, where handicapped parking and bus pick-up is located to enter the building (see below). General parking will be in what is called the "old Stanley parking lot" beside the YMCA. Customers are more than welcome to drop off passengers at the cafeteria entrance and then proceed to general parking if it would be easier for your party. For TAKE OUT customers, please take Catherine Street to Fifth Street and make a left on Tolbert Ave. Pull along the building next to the cafeteria and someone will take your order.


Caitlin brought donations to the shelter this weekend from her 10th birthday party. She was thrilled to sit with Princess for a photo. We appreciate your kindness, Caitlin!



Lily from Carlisle, Pa., visited the shelter before Christmas to drop off supplies she collected for her 5th birthday instead of getting presents. She and her family adopted a beagle from us last year, so she wanted to help the other animals. Thanks so much, Lily!


Thanks so very much to Grace Mull, 12, from Fort Loudon, Pa., who saved her money for the past few months and chose to spend it on items needed at the animal shelter. Grace has a real love of animals and was so excited to bring wheat she had collected to the shelter and visit with Woodstock. It was an incredible amount of supplies! We really appreciate your kindness, Grace!!






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For the Love of Rescues Calendars are taking orders and seven of our babies are in it. That's right, SEVEN!!! Click the photo below to order and please choose CVAS as the shelter and we will get $10 from the sale! Yay!!



There's some great information about adopting a puppy and what you need to do before you get a pup and after you bring one home. Click here for a wonderful Puppy Manual from Adopt-a-Pet.


A Message from the Mutts


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CVAS is REALLY in need of foster homes for animals waiting to be spayed or neutered. Please click here for more information and sign up to help today!



Become a Guardian Angel for a dog or a cat today. Click here to find out how!




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Can you help them? Click here to see what we mean.



Relocation News

We made it!!! Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to get us to our new location! Click here for the history of the project.