CVAS is looking for a hard-working and reliable person for a part-time animal care technician position. Applicants must be available to work 20-30 hours a week, mostly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, cleaning animal cages. Pay is $7.25 an hour. This is hard and fast paced work but emotionally rewarding. Interested people should come out to the shelter at 5051 Letterkenny Road West, in Chambersburg, Pa., and ask for an employment application.
THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST DAY EVER!!!! Sierra, a pitbull who has been with us since February 23, 2012, HAS FOUND HER FOREVER HOME!!!! Look how HAPPY everyone is!!!!
Help! We need kitten food for little squirts like this! We need this kind (Royal Canin Babycat 34"). If you could stop some off whenever you get a chance, our little baby felines would APPRECIATE IT!!!
EVE IS READY FOR ADOPTION!!!
But we must first talk details. EVE WILL REMAIN IN FOSTER CARE UNTIL SHE IS ADOPTED. EVE IS NOT AT THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER. Anyone interested in adopting her is asked to fill out an application, either online here or at the shelter. Once you are approved, the meet and greet will happen.
Since Eve has been in foster care, we've learned that she gets along well with other dogs and even cats. In fact, she might be better in a home that has other pets -- she seems to like following her foster siblings. We're not sure about children, though. Eve likes to do the pitbull play biting. She will mouth your arms and hands and because of this, homes with children are going to have to be taken on a case by case basis. She must meet all members of the family.
Since she's been feeling better (she's up to 57 pounds!), her energy level has returned. She loves to run and play, so an active home will be best for her -- one where her new owners are willing to exercise her.
While she did get the okay from the cardiologist, it's recommended that she receive routine 6-month checkups on her heart to make sure everything remains the same and those can be done with whatever vet her new mom and dad choose. She has a small leak in one of her heart valves which results in increased blood flow. It's nothing serious at this point, but will require monitoring. We need potential adopters to understand that because of the condition in which she arrived, we can't really be sure what physical issues Eve might see down the road.
This girl has already been tossed aside once -- we don't want that to happen again. Her new family will have to understand what they're getting into and be in this for the long haul -- for the remainder of Eve's life.
We cannot thank the folks at Lincoln Way Animal Hospital enough for everything they've done for Eve. You all are AMAZING.
Eve's story really is one about hope and resilience and strength and it comes at the perfect time. This last week has been marred with a lot of human tragedy and it's stories like Eve's that can give us what we need to keep going. We can learn a lot from animals and Eve's lesson is truly poignant. When life knocks you down, get back up, even if it hurts, and keep wagging that tail. Thanks so much to all of our Facebook friends who have been with Eve from the beginning. Take a moment tonight and hug your family -- both two-legged and four-legged members -- and remember that special smile of Eve's is what life is really all about
A HUGE thank you to Geisel Funeral Home for their fundraiser during the month of March. They raised $1,500 for CVAS and we couldn't be happier. You all are AWESOME!!
Thanks so much to EVERYONE who attended our ribbon cutting ceremoney. The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter has been officially DEDICATED!!! We could NOT have done it without the help of businesses in the community, board members of the shelter and all of our WONDERFUL supporters and donors. Come visit when you get the chance!!
CVAS is looking for an Executive Director. Click here for more details.
Cruise for the Critters! Now's your chance to plan an awesome vacation and help homeless animals at the same time. Click here for more information.
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.