CVAS pets of the week: Meet Vespa and Mako


Meet Vespa and Mako, this week’s CVAS pets of the week. These are just two of the amazing animals residing at area animal shelters.

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter  has lots of adorable pets who are looking for forever homes. While Vespa and Mako would like to meet you, check out all the other adorable animals available for adoption also. Go to this Animal Shelter link to see all their residents.

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

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.

Adoptions by appointment

Adoptions now take place by appointment only, and that has worked very well. Donors have also helped with supplies and money, something very necessary to provide for the shelter’s homeless animals.

The staff’s first priority is the animals in their care. Staffers and volunteers working at the shelter have to stay healthy to care for the animals properly.

So even though Franklin County is now in the green phase of the COVID-19 mitigation, CVAS is still only allowing the public to visit the shelter by appointment.

Potential adopters can call 717-263-5791 For more information.

Do you have the right place for Vespa?

Vespa would really like to find her forever family soon. (Submitted photo)

Vespa came into the shelter as a stray and needed a little extra help with socialization. She’s a 6-month-old gray-and-white tabby who has been in one of our offices getting a lot of attention and learning to trust people. While she is still shy with new people, once she knows you (treat offerings seem to help her feel comfortable) she is a loving girl that enjoys helping on the computer.


She will need someone that understands that she may always be on the shy side, and that she will need time to build a relationship. Do you have the right place for Vespa?

Mako could be the best friend you’ve been looking for!

A shy guy, but a wonderful companion! (Submitted photo)

Tangerine came into the shelter as a stray. We think she’s about 5 months old and is a tortie girl who loves attention aWhen Mako came into the shelter, he would make himself as small as he could to hide from any human. He’s a 7-month-old orange tabby boy who was quite distrusting and needed help to know people weren’t all bad.

Mako has come a long way since his arrival and we have found that food is the way to his heart and his trust. He is still shy with new people, but with treats, slow introductions, and multiple visits Mako is an affectionate guy who enjoys trying to help people with their work. Mako may always be a shy guy, but with time and patience he does build relationships and is a wonderful companion!