Thank You For the Donations

Better Days Animal League great appreciates donations!  Thank you to everyone who donates, including these generous folks:

 December 23, 2017
Mr. Barrett’s 5th grade class arranged a donation drive for the dogs and cats again this year. For the past two years, Mr. Barrett has encouraged his students to arrange a donation drive for the animals instead of their using gift exchange. Their generosity is truly appreciated!

May 13, 2017
Thank you to the Shippensburg Area Girl Scouts for arranging a 5K to benefit Better Days Animal League.  Despite the rainy weather, attendees enjoyed a day helping the community.  Thank you!
January 18, 2017
Better Days was grateful to receive a large donation of canned dog/cat food from Ryder System, Inc. in Shippensburg.  We are always in need of canned food as it helps keep the dry kibble more appetizing for our shelter residents. We appreciate the thoughtfulness of Ryder making this awesome donation for all our furry friends waiting for their fur-ever homes.
January 15, 2017
Dustin and Donna, BDAL VW car show coordinators, delivered a tableful of treats and toys to the shelter for Christmas. Their thoughtful gifts were enjoyed and very much appreciated by all our furry residents throughout the holidays!

December 28, 2016

Thank you to Mr. Barrett’s 5th grade class for arranging a donation drive in lieu of a holiday gift exchange.  This is the 2nd year Mr. Barrett’s class has been so generous to the animals.  Thank you!

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July 5, 2016

Thank you to the James Burd Elementary Girls on the Run members!


May 18, 2016 

Thank you Leslie B. from California for your recent HUGE donation from our Amazon Wish List!
Thank you Leslie!

Thank you Leslie!

April 30, 2016
Thank you Shippensburg Area Girl Scouts for coordinating a 5K run/walk to benefit Better Days Animal League!
Thank you Girl Scouts!

Thank you Girl Scouts!

April 4, 2016
BDAL was invited to speak at the Chambersburg Kiwanis Club meeting held at Penn Hall.  We appreciate the opportunity to share our mission and information about our shelter, many thanks to the Kiwanis for thinking of all our furry friends at Better Days!

March 31, 2016
Nickolas Kauffman, a senior at Fannett-Metal High School, selected Better Days Animal League to be the beneficiary of his senior project requirement.  He developed a PowerPoint presentation and used it at a school assembly with his fellow students .  Additionally, he organized a donation drive which raised funds and a wide variety of the supplies requested on our shelter Wish List. He also volunteered at the Fort Loudon Thrift Store assisting with unloading donations and tidying up the store displays. Nickolas is seen here delivering a whole car load containing pet food, kitty litter, and numerous cleaning supplies on Thursday, March 30th to the Fort Loudon Thrift Store. Nickolas’ efforts are appreciated by the BDAL Board, Volunteers, and especially our 4-legged friends … Congratulations on your upcoming graduation & Best Wishes in all your future endevours!
December 31, 2015
Mr. Barrett’s 5th grade class at Shippensburg Area Intermediate School recently held a donation drive for Better Days. The students unselfishly gave up their gift exchange this year to help out the animals. Thank you so much!!

December 5, 2015
Thank you to Becca and Benjamin for the recent donation of a PetSmart gift card, dog treats, cat food, collars and toys! We’ll use the PetSmart gift card for some of the specialty foods that a few of our animals eat and all will enjoy the other goodies! Your support is greatly appreciated.

November 11. 2015
BDAL was invited to speak at the Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club meeting held at The Orchards.  We appreciate the opportunity to share our mission and information about our shelter, many thanks to the Lions for thinking of all our furry friends at Better Days!

BDAL was invited to speak at the Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club meeting held at The Orchards. We appreciate the opportunity to share our mission and information about our shelter, many thanks to the Lions for thinking of all our furry friends at Better Days!

November 7, 2015
Teddy is first in line to try out all the brand new kitty cushions and toys … Thanks Scott!!!

September 30, 2015
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Jacob didn’t ask for gifts on his 9th birthday, he decided to help our shelter dogs at Better Days by asking for donations for them instead!  Jacob’s Mom, Dad, and 2 brothers came along to deliver the goodies of food, great toys, & a wonderful variety of yummy treats! All our furry four-legged friends were shouting with joy … and a big loud thank you went out to Jacob!

August 22, 2015

Thank you Shippensburg University faculty and first year students for arranging a car wash to benefit Better Days Animal League.  The great students took a Saturday to raise money for the shelter and we are very grateful.  Thank you!
Thank you Shippensburg students and faculty for arranging a car wash to benefit BDAL!

Thank you Shippensburg students and faculty for arranging a car wash to benefit BDAL!


May 29, 2015

Thank you Jennie for the donation of dog and cat food, cat treats and dish detergent.  Our animals love you and everything you do for them!

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May 23, 2015

Big thanks to Aubrey and Jillian who recently collected a car load of dog & cat food and cleaning supplies from friends, basketball and soccer teammates and neighbors.  Way to go girls.  You are awesome!

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May 21, 2015

We recently put out a call for help with our canned food supply and you delivered!  Thank you to Linda, Corry and others who donated from our Amazon Wish List!




May 14, 2015

Thank you to the employees of Pepsi who recently stopped by our Chambersburg location with a slew of donations! Food, blankets, toys and treats. The volunteers and animals at Better Days greatly appreciate your support!


May 9, 2015

Addison recently requested donations to Better Days Animal League in lieu of birthday gifts.  Here’s Addison dropping off her donations to the shelter.  We truly appreciate your kind gesture Addison.  Our dogs and cats thank you!
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May 2, 2015


Cora Rudy – age 9, delivered cat & dog food she wanted to donate at our Cat
Adoption Center Saturday, May 2nd, accompanied by her Mom & brother.  Chloe
& Sonny were happy to greet Cora and investigate the goodies she brought for
them!   It is truly heart-warming to see children with such thoughtful
concern  for our furry friends awaiting adoption at our shelter … sending
a huge thank you to their parents!

May 1, 2015

Kylie Kesecker, age 5, asked her Mom to please bring her to the Fort Loudon
Thrift Store on Friday May 1st to deliver a bag of change she saved all by
herself so she can help our furry friends … at only 5 years old, she is
already thinking of others and helping such a great cause … think we have
a future BDAL volunteer in Kylie!


April 22, 2015

Thank you Girl scout Junior Troop 80851!  You can read more about their help here!
Chambersburg Junior Scouts Group had a kitty party at Better Days!

Chambersburg Junior Scouts Group had a kitty party at Better Days!


 April 21, 2015
Thank you to Katie M. for donating items from our Amazon Wish List.  The peanut butter, new Kongs and new Nylabone made some very special shelter dogs super duper happy!

April 7, 2015

Thank you Katie for donating items from our Amazon Wish List.  Katie sent in 2 dog beds and a large bag of dog food.


Also, thank you Paul for donating a Kuranda bed off of our Amazon Wish List.

Our animals greatly appreciate your generosity!


April 5,  2015

Thank you Kaleagh!  Read about Kaleagh’s senior project here:
Thank you Kaleagh!

Thank you Kaleagh!

December 15, 2014
A special thank you to Salem Lutheran Church of Chambersburg. One of their parishioners adopted a dog from Better Days over the summer and set up a donation drive for Better Days for the holiday season. Cosmic appreciated the dog coat that was donated! Don’t mind Cosmic’s head being cut off in the picture…he likes to get close. 
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November 21, 2014
Thank you Karen Moose for holding two yard sales and donating the money to Better Days Animal League.  Here’s Karen presenting the $200 she raised.  Thank you!
November 8, 2014
A special thank you to Mark, Rebecca and Bailey Lysiak, as well as Weis Markets, for arranging for a gift card allowing us to host our ‘Spuds for Spays’ fundraiser at the Chambersburg Better Days Animal League Thrift Store.  Our November potato bar fundraiser helped us raise around $100 to benefit our furry friends awaiting homes!  Thank you Lysiak family, Weis Markets and all the Better Days volunteers who made this happen!
November 4, 2014
Thank you BSA Pack 45 from Needmore, PA (Fulton County) for inviting Better Days to come speak to the group about pets and their care!  All of the donations to the shelter are greatly appreciated!!
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August 4, 2014
Thank you to PetValu in Gettysburg and PetValu customers for the continued support.  Your generous donation allows us to continue caring for many pets awaiting forever homes!

July 28, 2014
A special thank you to Cassandra for the donation of the new air conditioner to help keep the kennels cool during the hot summer months.  Cassandra adopted Axel from us last year and the air conditioner was Axel’s gift back to the shelter!  🙂

June 28, 2014
The wonderful employees of the Defense Information System Agency Field Security Office from Letterkenny Army Depot joined BDAL Board Members and volunteers on Saturday, June 28th, for a day of renovations to our cattery at the Shippensburg shelter. New shelving was installed inside, new stands were assembled for the outside enclosure, beautiful landscaping was completed, and there was power washing too! BDAL, and especially our furry residents, are extremely grateful for the awesome donation of supplies and time spent making improvements to our facility while many adoptable cats await their fur-ever homes … they were immediately enjoying their new digs as seen in these pictures!!!
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May 13, 2014
Thank you to 9 year old Alexa for her recent donations to the shelter!!

March 8th, 2014

Happy Birthday, Marcy Weyant!  
Instead of gifts for her 40th birthday party, Marcy graciously requested donations to a few local organizations.  Better Days was one recipient of her generosity, along with a personal note thanking us for all we do for all of the animals we care for.  Thank you so much, Marcy!

March 5, 2014
A group from Schreiber Foods recently dropped off donations to Better Days.  Thank you for your continued support.  Pictured here are:  
Front Row, Right to Left: Letti Grurer, Terri Kunkleman, Barb Goff:  
Back Row, Right to LeftCarrie Mead, Theresa Leedy, Lenita Dunlap

February 12, 2014

Brownie Troop 80851 is working on their Pet Badge. BDAL board member Karen recently spoke to the troop about Better Days, the shelter and volunteers. The troop asked some great questions and are responsible pet owners. In addition, they donated supplies to the shelter. Thank you girls! From left to right – Lilly Garrison, Amara Shields, Sydnie Reynolds, Hannah Bowling, Anna Maun, Tehya Wagaman, Allyson Boxler (not pictured Rylee Gunn)


Dec. 19, 2013
Sarah (middle), with sister Courtney (left) and Mom Jasmina (right) dropping off their donations to the shelter.  Thank you ladies! 

Dec. 18, 2013
Baylee with her Better Days adopted dog Gracie and their donations to Better Days.  This is the third year Baylee has asked for donations for the shelter instead of gifts for her birthday!

Dec. 18, 2013
Hayden is a huge animal lover and supporter of Better Days Animal League.  For her 10th birthday, she asked for donations for the shelter, which she has done for at least the last 4 years.  Recently, she also made and sold pot holders, bracelets and Christmas ornaments to sell at the “Christmas for Causes Craft and Gift Show” donating 40% of her proceeds to Better Days.  Way to go Hayden!

Dec. 3, 2013
“Owen and Ethan Covert with their donations we dropped off on Monday – they had gathered these supplies from family and friends for their 8th birthday.  Thanks for letting us visit with the cats – the boys love animals and I think would have been happy to spend the whole day with them 🙂 Stephanie”