CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter’s new home at 5051 Letterkenny Road West officially was dedicated Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The move from the former shelter at 2325 Country Road to the new $3 million, state-of-the-art facility at Letterkenny Army Depot was complete on Jan. 31.
More than 100 people, including elected officials as well as community and business leaders, gathered outside the shelter’s new home for its formal dedication.
“We waited for this day going on six years,” Nancy Gardner, president of the shelter board, said during the ceremony.
In 2007, Gardner and members of the shelter board embarked on a journey to build a new shelter to replace the antiquated and overcrowded shelter on Country Road.
“Nancy came to me about six years ago and said, “Hey, we need your help … We are building this dog shelter and this is how much it’s going to cost,’” U.S. Rep Bill Shuster said.