CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The staff at the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter has become accustomed to juggling.
While trying to operate its current shelter at 2325 Country Road in Chambersburg, the shelter also is raising money to build a new shelter at 5051 Letterkenny Road West.
Now in the third and final phase of construction, the new home for the shelter is close to being completed, but time is critical because the current facility is overflowing with cats and dogs in need of new homes.
“The (current) shelter just doesn’t fit our needs — it’s too small and antiquated,” said Bill Gour, director of development for the shelter. “The new shelter will be state of the art and have plenty of room.”
The new building, which is being built on an 11.2-acre plot, will provide room for about 130 cats and 70 dogs — almost twice as many as the current shelter accommodates, Gour said.