Our Services

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is an open-admission animal shelter that accepts stray animals within our jurisdiction area (primarily Franklin County, Pa.), which includes:

Guilford township, Greene township, Letterkenny township, South Hampton township, Hamilton township, the borough of Chambersburg, the borough of Shippensburg, Shippensburg township, St. Thomas township, Lurgan township and North Newton township.

CVAS does not handle wildlife concerns. Please click here to the link for the PA Game Commission to determine what region you would need to call.

While the shelter’s primary mission is to help find loving homes for adoptable animals, the shelter also:

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Reunites lost pets with their owners

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Accepts stray and owner surrendered dogs and cats within the shelter’s territory

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Investigates reports of cruelty within shelter jurisdiction

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Offers pet therapy programs where adoptable animals visit residents in retirement homes and hospitals

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Rescues injured dogs and cats within shelter jurisdiction

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Sells Franklin County dog licenses

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Offers public education programs through area schools and organizations

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Participates in various fundraisers throughout the community

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Publishes a newsletter three times a year

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Sponsors an annual dog walk for the shelter

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Collects and recycles aluminum cans with proceeds benefitting the homeless animals

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Holds a holiday open house for hundreds of visitors


 

VETERINARY CARE

bulletThrough a special arrangement,  a veterinarian comes to the shelter every week to surgically spay or neuter each animal going up for adoption and to medically treat all animals as necessary. We're very proud to say that every animal up for adoption at CVAS has already been spayed and neutered.