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Kitten season is fast approaching and WE NEED FOSTER PARENTS. Please consider opening your home to babies who need just a little more time before they can be spayed and neutered and put up for adoption. For more information and to fill out a foster parent application, please click here.







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We are in need of trash bags -- all sizes, 13 gallon, 33 gallon and 55 gallon -- as well as spray air fresheners. If you are out and about and could drop some off at the shelter we would REALLY appreciate it!!





Thanks so much to Senator Rich Alloway for hosting a Yappy Hour: Be Kind to Pets" pet rally in Gettysburg on Friday, April 17. We had a great time and Senator Alloway loved Maria, our four-legged friend who came along for the ride!

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It's that time of year again! For the Love of Rescues Calendar is looking for submissions. Click the photo below to be taken to their site to find out details. Some of our babies usually always end up there! Yay!

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Click here for a golf registration form.


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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.




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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


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




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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.