Dogs, owners raise money for Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter
By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
SHIPPENSBURG — A rainy Saturday meant some wet hikers and wet dogs, but approximately 20 people and their four-legged friends made their way out to Saturday’s Hike for the Homeless on Dykeman Trail to raise money for the animals living in the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, Chambersburg.
“It poured but they still went on the hike,” said Jennifer Vanderau, communications director of CVAS. “Our supporters are amazing.”
The trail, about three miles, took the hikers, who raised money by sponsors, through moderately difficult country terrain.
Event founder Linda Asper started Hike for the Homeless for the first time last year and took in just shy of $1,000. This year, they were able to raise more then $800, despite the rainy storms that took place during the day.
“Everyone, including the dogs, were drenched after,” Vanderau said.
The money raised from the event will go toward shelter operations and for the animals living in the shelter.
After the hike, there were awards given, including best talker, best costume, best owner dog look-alike and best trick as well as a goody bag of items for the dogs that included treats.
Lauren Cappuccio can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and 262-4754.