CVAS pets of the week: Meet Cressida and Hibiscus

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Meet Cressida and Hibiscus , this week’s CVAS pets of the week.

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, the county’s premier shelter for homeless animals, has many residents that would love to meet prospective “fur”ever families.

Cressida and Hibiscus are just a few of the amazing animals residing at area animal shelters. Some are orphaned or given up for adoption for various reasons. Others, like Cressida and Hibiscus, have been abandoned or were strays.

CVAS encourages anyone interested in bringing a four-legged friend into their home to check out the wonderful animals available for adoption at the shelter.

They now need a second chance in loving, stable homes. They make wonderful pets and loving companions when they finally do find permanent, loving and stable homes.

Pets find themselves homeless for a wide variety of reasons, in need of a new home and a second chance. So if you are looking for a new furry best friend, check out the shelter’s many residents. Any of them would make a great pet and wonderful companion.

Go to the Animal Shelter link to see all their residents and meet Cressida and Hibiscus while you are there.

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Changing rules for adoptions

The shelter has pretty well been on lockdown during the Covid pandemic with adoptions taking place by appointment only, but that is about to change.

In June the shelter’s cattery opened to visitors looking to adopt one of CVAS’s homeless cat residents. Now you can go in and meet Cressida and see if she would fit in your family.

You can only view dogs by appointment with an approved application until they can become acclimated to visitors.

Hours to visit the CATS are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

CVAS asks visitors to wear face masks to protect staff members.

For more information, call the shelter at 717-263-5791. To see animals available for adoption, log onto CVAS’s webpage here.

READ: CVAS pets of the week: Meet Dani and MotoMoto

Thanks to Supporters, adopters

CVAS’s Communications Director Jennifer Vandrerau sends the following message to shelter supporters and donors:

“THANKS TO EVERYONE who helped keep the shelter going through this crazy year; and for understanding we are slowly working our way back to being open like we were before. Our supporters and adopters are the lifeblood of this organization and we APPRECIATE each and every one of you.”

Pets find themselves homeless for a wide variety of reasons, in need of a new home and a second chance. Some of their stories are heartbreaking.

If you are looking for a new furry best friend, check out the shelter’s many residents. Any of them would make a great pet and wonderful companion.

CVAS encourages anyone interested in bringing a four-legged friend into their home to check out the wonderful animals available for adoption at the shelter.

And now meet Cressida and Hibiscus, this week’s featured pets at CVAS.

Meet Cressida

Meet Cressida and Hibiscus

Cressida came into the shelter as a stray in March 2021 and she was very pregnant. We got her into foster care and until she and her babies were ready to find a home.

Cressida is a sweet, 3-year-old tortie who is a bit on the shy side and will need someone that understands that she will need some time to adjust to a new environment; and she may hide until she feels safe.

Once she feels confident, Cressida loves attention and enjoys chin scratches.

Can you help this mama out?

Meet Hibiscus

Meet Cressida and Hibiscus

Hibiscus was brought into the shelter as a stray, so don’t know a lot about her. She was found fending for herself not too far away from the shelter.

Hibiscus is about 5 months old and has been spayed. She is a sweet girl that does not mind being held and enjoys playing in the play pen!

Hibiscus does tilt her head from side to side when you approach her or when she is looking at something. She may have some vision impairment due to her red eyes (they do tend to be weaker), but she can still see. Other than having to sway to get a better look at things, she acts just like any other rabbit.

Hibiscus would love to find her loving forever home where she will never have to worry about being left on her own ever again.

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