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CVAS is looking for animal care technicians and an adoption counselor. Must be able to work weekends and customer service skills are a must. Stop by the shelter at 5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, Pa., to fill out an employment application.



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Major thanks to Todd Campbell and TBJ Incorporated

surgery tableThe Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter received a donation of a surgery table and an anesthesia machine from TBJ Incorporated, on June 24. Pictured on the left are Cindy and Todd Campbell; Jennifer Merletti, Shelter Manager; and Tish Krotzer, Fundraising Representative.

The equipment, valued at more than $7,000, was donated by Todd Campbell, president of TBJ Incorporated. He and his wife, Cindy, toured the new animal shelter a few months ago.

"I saw in their procedure room that they had an old surgery table that was sitting on concrete blocks to raise the height up to a more convenient work level,” Campbell said. “I immediately thought that for such a nice, new facility, they should have better equipment.”

Fortunately, Campbell’s company manufactures height-adjustable animal surgery tables.

“The fact that we make equipment that the shelter needed and my wife Cindy and I have rescued two dogs of our own over the years, made it an easy decision to provide them with proper equipment to perform the outstanding services they provide for the local community." Campbell concluded.

CVAS Shelter Manager, Jennifer Merletti, was thrilled with the new addition to the surgery suite.

“In the past, when we’ve had 100 pound dogs to spay or neuter, we had to have three people lift the animal to the table. Now with the new machine being able to be raised and lowered it won’t be nearly as hard on our backs,” Merletti said. “This is great!”

Nancy Gardner, president of the CVAS Board of Directors, appreciates the help of businesses in the community.

"We are so grateful for the generosity of TBJ, Inc.,” Gardner said. “It's wonderful to know that local companies support our mission. This donation will benefit our animals tremendously."

Fundraising Representative Tish Krotzer set up the tour for the Campbells.

"We can judge the heart of a man by his kindness and generosity, as one who cares about saving the animals and giving them a second chance,” Krotzer said. “Todd Campbell is one of those special people and CVAS is so honored to have Todd, and his wife Cindy, as a part of the shelter family.”

TBJ, Incorporated is a worldwide leader specializing in the design and fabrication of ventilated workstations and associated equipment for the laboratory, research and pharmaceutical industries.


CVAS and all animal lovers thank Sen. Rich Alloway for his strong support of SB 626, which would ban live pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania, and HB 1750, which would prohibit the use of cats and dogs for food, and prohibit owners from using them as targets.  Hard to believe some people consider these a sport, isn't it? United Against Puppy Mills urges residents of Pennsylvania to contact their state legislators and urge them to support House Bill 1750. Sessions of the Senate will continue throughout the weekend (June 28, 29) and a full vote of the General Assemble is scheduled for Monday, June 30th.  Your state senator and representatives as well as their contact info can be found by visiting:

We want to thank the players in the Chambersburg Country Club Ladies Member-Guest Tournament held on June 17 for collecting donations for CVAS. Look at all of those supplies!! Thank you, ladies!


There's still time to get your baby's photo in to For the Love of Rescues Calendar! Click here for more information!

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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


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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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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.