CPAA membership is open to any rescue, individual or
business which supports the No More Homeless Pets initiative and
the fundamental, no-kill philosophies upon which CPAA was built,
including that no animal is killed simply because it is injured,
old, aggressive or simply alive. Only when an animal
is too injured, sick, or aggressive to be rehabilitated through
veterinary or behavioral care is euthanasia acceptable.
Spay/Neuter - CPAA believes that the best way to stop the
killing of innocent animals is to aggressively address the
problem of overpopulation through spay/neuter programs that
are widespread and readily available to the community. In
support of this belief, CPAA promotes the spay/neuter of
every animal prior to being adopted.
Adoptions - CPAA believes that we are stronger working together
than battling common issues alone. That is why we have created
this network of rescue partners working together to place more
animals into homes through adoption. We host regular events to
showcase adoptable animals, offer behavioral training programs
and provide resources to help increase adoption rates.
Education - CPAA believes that the conditions for the animals
will improve only when the community surrounding them fully understands
the need for better treatment, better laws and more proactive
approaches to the issues they face. We host monthly meetings
which are open to the public and provide speakers for community
groups and schools, as well as interacting with the public through
the services we offer in the hopes of building community awareness
and the overwhelming need for the participation in reaching the
If you believe and support the same goals on which CPAA was
founded, we encourage you to complete the application for membership
and submit it for consideration. We look forward to hearing from
In addition to being part of a commnity of like-minded rescue
volunteers, CPAA offers many benefits as a part of membership.
Emergency Veterinary Medical Fund Grants -
CPAA's member groups may apply to the Board of Directors for
an emergency veterinary medical grant. Grant guidelines can be
found in the files area of CPAA Updates on Yahoo!
Van - For a small fee, CPAA member
groups may use CPAA's spay/neuter van to host wellness, spay/neuter,
and micro-chipping clinics. Pat and Michele are available to
answer questions, order supplies, and offer advice. Member groups
are responsible for obtaining a licensed veterinarian and veterinary
assistant for their clinic, scheduling appointments, lining up
volunteers, ordering supplies, and paying the fee. CPAA will
order supplies upon request. A
vaccination/wellness clinic is an easy way for member groups
to raise some much-needed funds! Please click HERE to view more
information about using the CPAA van, and email email@example.com if you would like to use CPAA’s surgical van for a low cost spay/neuter or vaccine clinic.
Hounds of Prison
Education(HOPE) - CPAA member groups may place
a rescued dog in the HOPE program. This gives the HOPE dog
training and additional exposure, and frees up a space that
the group can use to help another dog in need. More details
on the HOPE program are included under Our Ongoing Programs section
Networking- Those who are active members of
CPAA can attest to our networking benefits. Our rescue partners and
other animal welfare organizations include knowledgeable and
passionate individuals who are happy to share information, resources,
and stories or to lend an ear when needed.
CPAA's Life-Saving Programs
De-Sex in the City -
Begun in May 2005, De-Sex in the City provides low cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines to owned dogs and cats in Central Pennsylvania. De-Sex in the City provides FREE spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes, all at the offices of the veterinarians who work with CPAA and participate in the program. These offices are located in York, Red Lion, Mechanicsburg, and Harrisburg. To register for spay/neuter surgeries for your dog or cat, click here to visit the Low Cost Spay/Neuter page.
of Prison Education (HOPE) - Begun in March
2005, the HOPE program works with the State Correctional
Institution at Camp Hill and CPAA member rescues. The dogs involved in the program have mild to severe
behavior and social issues, have been in foster care
for an extra long period of time or just need some extra
one-on-one attention to get them ready for adoption.
Through HOPE, these dogs are paired with carefully screened
inmates for a 6-12 week period. The inmates work weekly
with a professional trainer and with prison staff and
HOPE volunteers to provide the dogs with basic obedience
training, socialization, behavior modification, and one-on-one
attention. The dogs involved in the program graduate
with a wealth of valuable skills that help give them
a paw up on finding a home. You may reach HOPE by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPAA's Annual Events
with Fashion - In the Spring of
2004, CPAA presented its first luncheon
and fashion show featuring woman’s fashions and dogs and cats available for adoption through CPAA’s member rescues. Now an annual event, Compassion with Fashion
is a fun-filled day with delicious vegetarian food, fabulous raffle prizes and silent auction items, Spring fashions, and best of all, dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes! For information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities for this annual sold-out event, contact email@example.com.
Spay Day USA - This event is held the last
Tuesday in February.
Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner - Each spring,
CPAA offers an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meat/meatless
balls dinner. The evening also includes raffles to help support
CPAA and its programs. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pancake Barkfast - Each Fall, CPAA holds an all-you-can-eat Pancake Bark-fast featuring delicious vegan pancakes, vegan sausage, meat sausage, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Funds raised at the Bark-fast support De-Sex in the City and HOPE.
Woofstock - In spite of the pouring rain,
more than 3,000 people braved the rain in Woofstock's first
year (2005). Since then, this fun-filled community-wide event
for people and their companion animals continues to grow and
grow!! Now, more than 150 vendors attend this event each year, along with 10,000 or more people, each with a dog! WoofStock features fabulous food, a pet costume contest, demonstrations, spay/neuter information, a low cost vaccine and microchipping clinic, and more than 40 rescues and shelters with dogs available for adoption!
Grateful Dog Walkand 5K & 10K Runs - Fondly known as the GDWR, this event is one of CPAA’s major fundraisers for its life-saving De-Sex in the City and HOPE programs. The one-mile walk is around City Island, while the 5K and 10K go along the Susquehanna River and the Greenbelt. Monetary prizes are awarded for the top overall men and women finishers, and medals are given for the top finishers in each age group. In 2016, the GDWR will move to the beautiful 30 acres of Farmview Kennels, with a second to none scenic view throughout the course.
In addition to our annual events, CPAA offers
other fundraisers throughout the year to support its mission and
Now you know what CPAA can offer you ...
what can YOU bring
If you're interested in and passionate about animal welfare
-- join us at our monthly meetings and get involved!
Support CPAA's events and programs, link to CPAA's website,
post information on our events and programs and invite
your family and friends to attend our events and programs
Join our Internet communities and share your knowledge
Purchase items through CPAA's fundraisers.
Contribute baked goods or other items for one of our bake
sales or other events.
Share your time and volunteer at one of our programs or
events. You know how difficult it is to find volunteers.
It's no different for CPAA. Even one or two hours a month
will make a big difference in the lives of animals and
to our member groups!!