CVAS pets of the week: Meet Gracie and Marinara

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Meet Gracie and Marinara, 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.

Gracie and Marinara 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 Gracie and Marinara, have been abandoned or are 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 Gracie and Marinara while you are there.

READ: Find more adoptable pets

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 Gracie and Marinara, and see if they 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 Gracie and Marinara, this week’s featured pets at CVAS.

Meet Gracie: ‘Brush me’

Meet Gracie and Marinara

Gracie is a 2-year-old medium-haired cat who came into the shelter because her owners could no longer care for her.

She is a super sweet girl who loves attention and even loves being brushed. It will be important to keep her medium-length hair mat free, so it’s good she loves a good hair style.

Do you have the right place for Gracie?

Meet Marinara, in need of a forever home

Meet Gracie and Marinara

Marinara is a Lop Eared mix rabbit who was brought into the shelter after being found fending for herself in the wild.

When she first arrived, Marinara was thin and very hungry. She will require an owner who understands rabbits and knows that sometimes you have to meet a bunny on her terms.

She does not like to be approached from the front and does bat at you if you reach towards her that way. Marinara is more comfortable if approached from the side and picked up from behind. We’re guessing that reaction is from being on her own in the wild for so long.

She does not mind being picked up and held, if done in a way that she is comfortable with. Marinara has come quite a way since she arrived at the shelter and we’d love to see her find her forever home.