CVAS pets of the week: Meet Lyla, Lo Mein and Chewie

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Meet Lyla, Lo Mein and Chewie, 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.

Lyla, Lo Mein and Chewie 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 have been abandoned or are strays. In Lyla and Lo Mein’s cases, they were abandoned and left outside to fend for themselves.

Chewie is an orphan whose human parent died recently.

They all now need a second chance in loving, stable homes.

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 Lyla, Lo Mein and Chewie 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.

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 Andy, Lucy and Daisy

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 Lyla, Lo Mein and Chewie, this week’s featured pets at CVAS.

Meet Lyla, a Siamese mix

Lyla came into the shelter as a stray, so we don’t know a lot about her.

She is a 2-year-old lilac point Siamese mix who wants very much to be the only kitty in the house.

Lila loves to play with feather toys and stretching out in a sunny spot.

Do you have the right place for this sweet girl?

Meet Lo Mein, a super sweet laid back fellow

Lo Mein was brought into the shelter as a stray, so we know very little about his past.

He’s a 2-year-old white-and-brown-tabby boy who is super sweet. He likes treats and is a laid back fellow who would just like someone he could hang with.

Could that be you?

Meet Chewie, a cute orphaned Shih Tzu

Chewie is a 3 1/2 year old Shih Tzu boy. He was surrendered to the shelter after his owner sadly passed away. He has been neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped.

Chewie is a super sweet guy once he knows you. He did not understand why he was taken to the shelter; so he needed some time to come out of his shell.

Chewie now just wants someone to love him! He really likes his walks; and enjoys snuggling up up in a nice warm bed! He does seem frightened of bigger dogs, but he did live with another dog his size that he got along with.

An age restriction for children may apply for children in the home due to no known history with children. Chewie also needs someone prepared to groom him or have him groomed due to his long coat.

Chewie would love to have another loving home soon!