Franklin County is home to pet-friendly festivals and events. As well, it is a wonderful place to adopt a pet.
Bobby is a 2-year-old Alaskan Malamute mix who was surrendered to the shelter because his owner could no longer care for him. He is a runner so he will need someone that can supervise him closely around doors and when he is in a fenced in yard (he can and will jump fences when left alone). Bobby also chases cats and won’t leave them alone, so he’ll need to go to a home without felines. Regular exercise will be needed and he must meet all family members in the home. Can you help Bobby out of a kennel and into your home?
Mateo is a 3-year-old orange tabby who came into the shelter because his owner was moving and couldn’t take him along. Mateo needed some time to get used to shelter life, so we let him hang out in the back for a bit and he came around to be a real loving boy. If you have the heart and home to give this sweetheart a second chance, he’d love to meet you!
To inquire about Bobby, Mateo, or all pets at the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, contact 717-263-5791.
Open your home and heart to one of the pets of the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter.
Muriel is a 2-year-old lop-eared rabbit who was surrendered to the shelter because her owner could no longer care for her. She is a sweet bunny that will need to be spayed before she gets adopted, but she is looking for someone who has done their rabbit research and knows what it means to own one. Could you be right for Muriel?
Hank was brought into the shelter in a trap and we found out he was already neutered and quite a nice boy. No one came to claim him, so now this 7-year-old fellow is looking for a home. Hank really loves attention and kitty treats! He will make someone a wonderful companion.
Franklin County offers many pet-friendly festivals and recreation opportunities throughout the year.
Several animal shelters call Franklin County home and in November, during Adopt a Senior Pet Month, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau asks all to consider bringing a new four-legged friend home with them. The county is home to pet-friendly festivals and has plenty of shopping to benefit local animal shelters. As well, Franklin County has many local and state parks to explore together. Consider visiting Franklin County to adopt a senior pet and enjoy it with the pets already part of the family.
The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter in Chambersburg, The Antietam Humane Society in Waynesboro and Better Days Animal League in Shippensburg, all provide care for animals in Franklin County who are looking for a permanent home.
“Adopting a senior pet can be beneficial to both the pet and the person,” said Jennifer Vanderau, communications director for the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter. “You’d really be helping out a sweet animal to adopt a senior pet. One of the biggest advantages I think for adopting a senior pet is they are often already trained and they tend to be a bit calmer than their younger counterparts.”
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) reports that 6.5 million animals enter shelters every year. Vanderau said the senior cats and dogs spend the longest in the shelters but are loveable and just want a chance for a forever home.
If adopting a senior pet is not an option, Vanderau said donating helps but also spending time with them as volunteers can be mutually beneficial as many of them want nothing more than a “lap or friendly pat.”
“Volunteering to snuggle with our older guys and gals could help not only the animal but you as well,” she said.
Other ways to support the shelters, include shopping at the local thrift stores that help in the care of their four-legged residents. Several stores are located throughout Franklin County, each with donated clothing, houseware and other gently used items whose purchase then goes to benefit the shelters.