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Join Better Days Animal League on Feb 27th For Snow Tubbing

Better Days Animal League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization located in Shippensburg and Chambersburg. They were established in the summer of 2007 and have helped to rescue and re-home countless animals in need.
They work closely with local government and other local animal rescue organizations in their mission to be a voice for animals.
Shippensburg: 12310 Mongul Hill Rd Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: (866)493-3590

Chambersburg: 2715 Warm Spring Rd Chambersburg, PA 17201 Phone: (866)493-3590


Hey Shippensburg: Did You Know?

Shippensburg got it’s name from Edward Shippen, a prominent resident of Lancaster (and mayor of Philadelphia in 1744) who obtained the patent to the land from the heirs of William Penn. Edward Shippen’s granddaughter, Peggy Shippen, was historically notable as the wife of General Benedict Arnold, who betrayed the Continental Army by defecting to the British during the American Revolutionary War.

edward shippen


February is National Pet Dental Month and we want to celebrate by having a smiling pet photo contest. The winners will get FREE tickets to the Cesar Millan show at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg U on March 9th!

Smiling Dog

All you need to do is either post a picture on our Facebook page of your smiling pet (teeth must be visible) or email your picture to staff@animalsdr.com . At the end of the month, we will randomly pick two winners and award 2 tickets to each winner!

Pet Dental Month is a prime time to schedule preventive annual cleaning for pets. About 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. It’s a fact, regular dental care, including professional cleaning, keeps the mouth pain-free, promotes good overall health and prolongs life!

Meet Shippenburg Animal Hospital’s Own: Megan Curfman!

Meet our own Megan Curfman! We interviewed Megan so that we all could learn more about her, what she does in our hospital and in the community!

Megan Curfman from shippensburg Animal Hospital

– Where are you originally from?
Hustontown, PA

– How long have you been in the area?
3 years

– How long have you been at the Hospital?
Over 5 years

– Where did you go to school?
Forbes Road Elementry and Junior/Senior High School then 2 years Shippensburg University then Wilson College where I got my Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology

– Describe your role in the hospital?
I am the Head Technician for our three hospitals. I also am the equipment manager and in charge of ordering orthopedic surgery supplies. I work as a technician mostly. In the community I don’t really have a pet role. I pet sit for clients in need.

– What would you say is the most important impact that our hospital has?
I like all of the events that we participate in in the community and also that our vets our caring and take the time with their clients.

– What would you say was the one greatest pet related, community accomplishment that you have had?
Dr. Stoner does a lot with the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter in doing surgeries for them, donating proceeds from events to them that the hospital participates in such as Woofstock and furry fun days and even our Christmas Open House proceeds and has also done orthopedic work for them. He will occasionally do pro bono work for special cases also. I have volunteered to help at all the events that the hospital does. Myself, I would say there isn’t much community pet accomplishment. I donate to the animal shelter yearly around the holidays and all year round at Pet Smart.

– At what point in your life did you realize that you had such a deep connection with pets?
From the beginning I always was an animal lover and really showed little to no fear of them. I knew I wanted to be a Vet Tech when I shadowed at a clinic in Roaring Springs for a semester before starting Wilson College.

– What kind of food do you feed your pets?
Iams large breed, Science Diet Prescription Diet i/d, Science Diet Light

– What is your favorite movie?
I like a lot of movies but ones I frequently rewatch are Mean Girls and Jennifers Body

– What kind of music do you like?
Alt Rock

– What was the last book that you read?
The Twilight Series

– What is your favorite TV show?
Dexter, Vampire Diaries, and True Blood

– Where was your last vacation?

– What is your favorite restaurant?
Red Lobster, Chick Fila and Olive Garden

– If you could meet with anyone in the world, who would it be? Johny Depp

– Other personal facts or hobbies that you think might be interesting:
I used to be a Labrador Retriever Breeder for 12 years and take an interest in reproduction.

– List your pets and names throughout the years (including childhood ones):
Nikki- shelter dog, sheltie mix- my first dog
Midnight- first cat
(we had a a lot of outside cats as a kid and can’t remember all their names)
Zsa Zsa- shih tzu got in junior high school
Jazz-rotweiller/lab mix
Ty-my first lab- fell in love with the breed and started breeding- beginning of our line
Cassidy (cass) -cocker spaniel
Chauncy- cocker spaniel mix
Jade-lab, Ty’s daughter
Issa-lab, Ty’s daughter
Cole-Lab, our first male and stud dog
Reagan-Lab, Jade’s daughter
Joslyn-Lab, Jade’s daughter
Eden-Lab, Willow’s daughter
Enigma (Iggy), lab
Kiah-Greater Swiss Mtn. Dog-my first Swissy lives with me now
Kila-Greater Swiss Mtn. Dog
Cici-Pug-rescued from the clinic
Sherman-american shorthair/Himalayan mix
Bella- dsh cat, rescue cat
Panda- hampster
Bunicula- bunny