Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter take...

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter takes in some dogs rescued fro...

There are 30 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 26, 2009, titled Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter takes in some dogs rescued fro.... In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter has taken in five of the 250 dogs removed Tuesday from Almost Heaven Kennels LLC in Emmaus by Pennsylvania dog wardens.

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onewhoknows

Wilmington, DE

#21 Jun 26, 2009
Rosebud wrote:
All dogs brought in to CVAS by the dog warden
from Fannett and Metal Townships ARE accepted.
CVAS continues to do cruelty investigations in
both townships free of charge. However,
the supervisors of both townships have announced
that they don't consider animal sheltering an
"essential service". Residents of the townships
should contact their supervisors to express
their opinions about this. I'm sure that
the shelter is willing to work with Fannett and
Metal to achieve a good resolution.
Until then, calls about stray dogs should be
directed to the dog warden, who will pick them
up and bring them to CVAS.
The dog warden picks up stray dogs when called upon to do so. How many dogs and cats are refused by CVAS from the general public when the citizens try to do the right thing for the welfare of the animals?
CVAS WAS refusing the cruelty cases in Metal and Fannett. The Humane officer begin investigating the cruelties again after it became apparent the issue may create negative publicity.
CVAS sucks

Newville, PA

#22 Jun 26, 2009
onewhoknows wrote:
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The dog warden picks up stray dogs when called upon to do so. How many dogs and cats are refused by CVAS from the general public when the citizens try to do the right thing for the welfare of the animals?
CVAS WAS refusing the cruelty cases in Metal and Fannett. The Humane officer begin investigating the cruelties again after it became apparent the issue may create negative publicity.
I live in Peters Township and took in a feral cat. They said I wasn't in their "service area." They said I had to go to Antietam Humane Society on the other side of Waynesboro. So I drove 25 miles trying to do the right thing and they wanted me to drive another 20 miles because I'm "not in their service area"? They're trying to tell me that I'm in Antietam's service area - in the opposite end of the county? Give me a break! I went a half mile up the road and left the cat out. It's in their service area now.
onewhoknows

Wilmington, DE

#23 Jun 27, 2009
Many years ago Antietam and Cumberland Valley got into a squabble about territory. They split up the County and Antietam took Quincy, Washington, Antrim, Montgomery, Peters and Warren Townships and the towns of Mercersburg, Greencastle and Waynesboro. CVAS has Greene, Guilford, Southampton (Franklin Co side, Hamilton, St.Thomas, Lurgan, Letterkenny, Metal and Fannett. Oops! Scratch the last 2. They also cover the towns of Chambersburg, St. Thomas, Fayetteville, Southern tip of Shippensburg and Orrstown. If you look at the map, Antietam has 1/3 the land territory than that of CVAS in land space.
Population, at the time was heavier in the southern end of the County.

Anyhow, that is the explanation for their refusal of the cat. Sadly, what "CVAS sucks" did, is all to often done for a verity of reasons.

Where has the basic reason for the founding of the shelters gone? Both of the aforementioned facilities are sitting on millions. That is not including the building funding for CVAS.

There are other much smaller organizations out there, with no financial foundation to speak of, which do consider the welfare of the animal before the dollar and do the responsible thing.
such a sad world

Norristown, PA

#24 Jun 27, 2009
You know this world has become a sad one to live in, people are complaining about petty stuff like this and there is alot worse things going on in the world. People get a grip on life and quit complaining about the small stuff in life. Life is to short to worry about petty things in life. I applaud all the work that all the shelters do. They are not perfect and you can't expect them to be perfect. Could any of you do a better job?? If so then go help them or if any of you have money that can help them out then donate it. I got a dog from there and he is just the best. GET A LIFE!!!!!
Betty Baldwin

Chambersburg, PA

#25 Jan 7, 2014
What is the service area for the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter?
Are you a NO Kill Shelter?

Since: Nov 13

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#27 Jan 7, 2014
one who really knows wrote:
Betty, CVAS is NOT a no kill shelter. I took two kittens there and they said they would not euthanize them. They lied, I later found out they were killed.
I have read similar things in the PO.
Not a good place to take unwanted animals. They are not a shelter...they are more of a killing facility.
I believe that folks such as yourself greatly underestimate the magnitude of the cat and dog overpopulation problems in this country - and especially cats, especially around here.

If you do not want to be personally responsible for a cat's kittens, then you should take the responsibility of bringing any cat you care for - stray, outdoor or indoor - to the vet to be fixed.

Bob Barker was not kidding around, people!
Easy Fix

Chambersburg, PA

#30 Jan 8, 2014
one who really knows wrote:
<quoted text>You assume way too much. I am involved with TNR (trap neuter return). I am aware of the problem of too many cats. Unfortunately CVAS does not promote TNR. There solution is to kill the cats by the thousands. That does not keep the population down. They, CVAS, need to go to Alley Cat Allies website or better yet, contact them to get valueable infromation on how they have worked with shelters "educating" them on how to solve overpopulation of cats.
This is a subject I know very much about. Not everyone can afford to take a cat or cats to be spayed or neutered.
Better Days Animal League has a reduced spay nueter program for dogs and cats A female cat spay is $50.00, and it includes a rabie shot. A male cat is 45.00, also includes a rabie shot.
Dog neurter for a male is 65.00 and a female dog os 75.00, also includes a rabie.
There is also Bella Luna for cats.
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1 Bullet =$1.00 est.(Priceless)
This little known method can also be deployed to stop dogs and cats from breeding permanently and it saves time and money. It also can be used to stop liberals from breading as well but rarely used in modern times.

Since: Nov 13

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#31 Jan 8, 2014
one who really knows wrote:
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This is a subject I know very much about. Not everyone can afford to take a cat or cats to be spayed or neutered.
I have heard this excuse many times - if you cannot afford to have your pet spayed or neutered, you cannot afford to have a pet. It's plain irresponsible.

My apologies for being presumptuous, however you are making accusations without a reliable means of verifying them. People often have a misunderstanding of animal shelters - to them I suggest volunteering your time and truly understand their function before making bold statements and accusations. I'll simply have to take your word for it.

Since: Nov 13

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#33 Jan 9, 2014
I commend your efforts. Now, can we do something about those super depressing Sarah MacLachlin commercials?
Peanut

Chambersburg, PA

#35 Feb 27, 2014
I encourage anyone interested in bringing a four-legged friend into their home to check out the wonderful animals available for adoptions at the shelter. We have dozens of sweet, loving animals that make wonderful pets who are looking every day for a caring home.

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