Lost &
Found Pets

Please sub­mit any infor­ma­tion that you have regard­ing your lost pet or the stray cur­rently in your care on the Report a Lost or Found Pet por­tion of this page. Please be aware that any per­sonal infor­ma­tion you sup­ply will be posted on the web­site. The HLLC will no longer accept lost and found reports at our shel­ter. You will also need to con­tact your local munic­i­pal­i­ties to report lost or found dogs. Click for a list of Munic­i­pal­ity Con­tact Infor­ma­tion (PDF).

*Pets will remain on the web­site for 90 days. You will be respon­si­ble for call­ing (717-393-6551) or email info@humaneleague.com once the pet has been found.

Did you lose your pet?

  1. Con­tact your local munic­i­pal­ity.
  2. View the list of Lost and Found pets on this page.
  3. Cre­ate a miss­ing pet flyer and post it around your neigh­bor­hood
    Click here
    for an exam­ple of a lost cat flyer
    Click here
    for an exam­ple of a lost dog flyer
  4. Con­tact other local shel­ters or ani­mal wel­fare orga­ni­za­tions: If your pet is picked up by a PA State Dog War­den, he/she may be taken to a shel­ter in a neigh­bor­ing county.
    No mat­ter where you live, we rec­om­mend sub­mit­ting a lost report with:
    Chester County SPCA: (610) 692-6113
    Ani­mal Res­cue League of Berks County: (610) 373-8830
    Humane Soci­ety of Lebanon County: (717) 628-1369
  5. Sub­mit a lost report under the Report a Lost or Found Pet por­tion of this page.
  6. Net­work for your ani­mal. Use your Face­book and Twit­ter pages to let your friends know that your pet is miss­ing. Ask your friends to share your miss­ing pet’s pic­ture and descrip­tion on their pages.
  7. Check out the ASPCA’s rec­om­men­da­tions for find­ing a lost pet.

Did you find a stray animal?

If You Found a Stray Dog 

The Humane League of Lan­caster County (HLLC) does not directly admit stray dogs into its cen­ter for the fol­low­ing reasons:

  1. Guardians who have lost their pets need a cen­tral loca­tion to find them, and that is their local munic­i­pal agency.
  2. Under state law, stray dogs must be held for a manda­tory stray period in order to pro­vide guardians ade­quate time to locate their lost pets. As a no-kill humane orga­ni­za­tion the Humane League of Lan­caster County must fully uti­lize all avail­able shel­ter space to save as many lives as pos­si­ble. This is best achieved by allow­ing munic­i­pal­i­ties to per­form the func­tion of impound­ing stray dogs as is required of them by law.

If you find a stray dog, you have the fol­low­ing options:

  1. Take the dog to the local munic­i­pal­ity or police depart­ment where you found him/her. The major­ity of pet own­ers will first con­tact their munic­i­pal­ity when look­ing for a lost pet.
  2. Care for the pet at your home while you look for the owner your­self. If you take this route, be cer­tain to:
    1. Call the munic­i­pal­i­ties in the area around where you found the pet. Let them know the descrip­tion of the dog, the date and loca­tion where he/she was found and if s/he was wear­ing a col­lar or has any unusual mark­ings that might make it eas­ier for the dog to be reunited with the owner.
    2. Have the dog scanned for a reg­is­tered microchip either by your munic­i­pal­ity, the HLLC or your local vet­eri­nar­ian. If the pet is chipped, con­tact the microchip com­pany and pro­vide the chip num­ber so the com­pany can trace the chip back to the pet’s guardian.
    3. Post fly­ers in the neigh­bor­hood and in very pub­lic places. Place an ad in the paper and check other posted ads for lost pets who might match the description.
    4. Post the dog’s infor­ma­tion on the Report a Lost or Found sec­tion on this page.
  3. If you choose the sec­ond option, and the dog is not reclaimed by a guardian dur­ing the req­ui­site 48 hour hold­ing period, and you decide not to keep the dog, then you may con­tact the HLLC to assess whether we can admit the pet into our care for even­tual adop­tion placement.

Munic­i­pal­ity Con­tact Infor­ma­tion  (PDF)

If You Found a Stray Cat

The com­mu­nity role of char­i­ta­ble humane orga­ni­za­tions, such as the Humane League of Lan­caster County, is to pro­vide resources to save the lives of healthy, treat­able ani­mals, to treat ani­mals with more com­pas­sion and under­stand­ing, and to help peo­ple become respon­si­ble pet own­ers. As a pri­vate, no-kill shel­ter, the HLLC accepts pets on a space-available basis.

Cur­rently, State Law in PA requires that munic­i­pal­i­ties be respon­si­ble for stray dogs, how­ever there is no law address­ing respon­si­bil­ity for stray cats. There­fore, HLLC will accept stray cats from find­ers on a space avail­able basis.

If you find a stray cat, you have the fol­low­ing options:

  1. Con­tact the local munic­i­pal­ity or police depart­ment where you found him/her. The major­ity of pet own­ers will first con­tact their munic­i­pal­ity when look­ing for a lost pet.
  2. Care for the cat at your home while you look for the owner your­self. If you take this route, be cer­tain to:
    1. Call the munic­i­pal­i­ties in the area around where you found the pet. Let them know the descrip­tion of the cat, the date and loca­tion where he/she was found and if s/he was wear­ing a col­lar or has any unusual mark­ings that might make it eas­ier for the cat to be reunited with the owner.
    2. Have the cat scanned for a reg­is­tered microchip either by your munic­i­pal­ity, the HLLC or your local vet­eri­nar­ian. If the pet is chipped, con­tact the microchip com­pany and pro­vide the chip num­ber so the com­pany can trace the chip back to the pet’s guardian.
    3. Post fly­ers in the neigh­bor­hood and in very pub­lic places, includ­ing your per­sonal social media pages. Place an ad in the paper and check other posted ads for lost pets who might match the description.
    4. Post the cat’s infor­ma­tion on the Report a Lost or Found Pet por­tion of the page.
  3. If you choose the sec­ond option, and the cat is not reclaimed by a guardian and you decide not to keep the cat, then you may con­tact the HLLC to assess whether we can admit the pet into our care for even­tual adop­tion placement.
  4. You can make an appoint­ment to have the cat spayed or neutered and vac­ci­nated through our Spay/Neuter clinic. The fees are $15 per cat for the surgery, and there is no fee for Lan­caster City and Lan­caster Town­ship cats thanks to a grant from Pets­Mart Char­i­ties. Call (717) 393-6551 ext 302 or email spayneuter@humaneleague.com

Munic­i­pal­ity Con­tact Infor­ma­tion (PDF)
Thank you so much for help­ing an ani­mal in need. Please con­sider being an advo­cate for our community’s cats, and ask your county, state and local rep­re­sen­ta­tives to pro­vide Ani­mal Con­trol Ser­vices for lost and stray cats.

 

Lost Dogs

  • mocca

    Choco­late lab has a red col­lar on

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 04/15/2014

    LOCATION LOST: lebanon

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  • Romi Johnson

    Female Ger­man­short­hair haired pointer. 1.5 years old. full liver body (brown) with white mark­ing in chest and on tips of toe on back right foot. Wear­ing bright pink col­lar. Brown­ish gold eyes.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 04/21/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Ran from 14800 Yankee hill rd

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  • Chloe

    image25yr old tan spayed female golden retriever mix (short hair) friendly and well trained but prob­a­bly very scared and jumpy

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 04/08/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Lexington and fairland drs manheim

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  • Cindy

    Very friendly Yel­low Lab puppy, 6 mo. old

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 04/10/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Leola PA

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  • onyx

    ger­man shep­herd, 3.5 years old male, mostly black with tra­di­tion tan mark­ings, avid microchip, on his col­lar he has an Indi­ana, PA life time licenses tag, still has his elec­tric col­lar on, very friendly

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 04/09/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 413 E. Ross St. Lancaster, PA

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  • Murphy

    Tan and black long fur, shy,

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 04/04/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Brownstown , pa

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  • Mazy

    2012-10-22_19-36-03_402Small black Chi­huahua, very friendly, will go to anyone

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 04/01/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Hartman Station Rd by the goatpath

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  • Edward “Eddy”

    ed6 years old
    black and white
    red col­lar with tag/contact num­ber
    Lost in Corn­wall, Lebanon County
    Very nice dog, is prob­a­bly very scared.
    Has never bit­ten any­one.
    717-383-1948
    717-606-3185
    717-945-3340

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 03/29/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Cornwall (Near Blue Bird Inn), Lebanon County

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  • Rebel

    image29 month old Ger­man Shep­herd dog went miss­ing around the 100 block of N. Ronks Rd. Black and gold male “neutered” was last seen around 5:15 pm Sun­day 3/23. No chip or tags. Has a dou­ble claw on both back feet.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 03/23/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Ronks

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  • Deuce

    IMG_1941Deuce is ALL black EXCEPT for a red/light brown patch of hair as his beard. He has small ears and enjoys treats that are made of meat. There is a small wart around his neck and he tends to shed hair on his legs leav­ing a grey/white patches of hair.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 03/24/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 305 Faulkner Drive

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Found Dogs

  • Unknown

    image4Yel­low Lab. Seems prob­a­bly 3 years old or younger. Very friendly. Was not wear­ing a collar.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 04/16/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Tucquan Glen Rd, Holtwood PA

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  • Name Unknown

    288Mostly brown with white neck female juve­nile Pit Bull Ter­rier. The dog is very friendly.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 04/14/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Talmage Park / West Earl Twp

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  • Unknown

    PeteyThis sweet, medium sized, black and white mixed breed weighs about 30lbs and was found run­ning in the mid­dle of the road on Meadow Val­ley Road near Royer Road and Meadow Val­ley Farms. Extremely friendly, was not afraid of our cats and dogs, and loves to cud­dle. There was no col­lar or tags when he was found. He appears well taken care of. He is cur­rently at the Ephrata PD dog ken­nels, but the dog war­den will be called 4/11 if not claimed by then.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 04/06/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Meadow Valley Rd, near Royer Rd, near Ephrata

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  • name unknown

    2 golden retriev­ers. 1 older male and a female

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 04/09/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: riverview rd.,fulton township,lancaster co.

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  • unknown

    2 female choco­late labs approx­i­mately 1 year very well behaved nice dogs

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 04/07/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: strasburg rd kinzers pa

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  • Name Unknown

    DSC_8165White with mul­ti­ple black mark­ings, red­dish brown muz­zle and paws. Appears to be a Lhasa Apso or Shih Tzu, small long-haired breed.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 04/05/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Stargazer Road / Embreeville Road, Coatesville, PA

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  • Name Unknown

    Jack rus­sell ter­rier breed/ pos­si­bly mix. Female, pur­ple collar

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 03/29/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: harrisburg Ave, Mount joy/Elizabethtown Area

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  • Name Unknown

    boston-terrierSweet Boston Ter­rier, loves to crawl on her belly, seems to like other dogs. No col­lar or microchip. Has a cyst on her side.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 03/26/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Liberty Street, Lancaster

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  • unknown

    white fluffy dog looks like a schnoo­dle, col­lar on. no iden­ti­fi­ca­tion one brown patch near hind leg

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 02/28/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: rockland and juniata streets

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  • Name Unknown

    Small Black and white scruffy dog female. no tags and large her­nia on belly.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 03/13/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Drumore, Pa

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Lost Cats

  • Vashon

    image5Very friendly orange male kitty. He is get­ting older so his fur is fad­ing a lit­tle and get­ting almost tan­nish and his small hints of white espe­cially on and under his chin. He does a unique move where he will sit on his back legs, raise his front legs and wave them at you for atten­tion. He also likes to head butt you as a form of affection.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 04/17/2014

    LOCATION LOST: East Lampeter Township (near conestoga river)

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  • Molly

    MollyOrange and white striped female cat, pink nose with a scar on the right side of her nose. Miss­ing teeth on the upper por­tion of her jaw on the right side. Molly is petite and very soft.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 04/16/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Denver Brough

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  • SNICKERS

    ORANGE AND WHITE HAS A WHITE UNDERBELLY HAS HIS CLAWS AND DOES BITE HE IS A OUTDOOR CAT

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 04/16/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 300 BLOCK OF NORTH BROAD STREET LITITZ PA

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  • Tony

    image3Small, short haired gray cat. Has two white stripes around mouth as well as some white on chest and paws. He has green- yel­low eyes. He is very shy.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 04/14/2014

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  • Holly

    Cats-Outside-003Fluffy black female cat. Last seen with a pur­ple col­lar in Quar­ryville. She has a very high-pitched chirpy voice. Very shy.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 04/08/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Quarryville, PA

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  • Spivey (Sp-eye-vy)

    Spivey1Spivey is a domes­tic short hair cat with black coat. He is 2.5 years old and is about 16 pounds. He is never allowed out­side and usu­ally does not try to get out but appar­ently got out the door on Thurs­day night around 8 PM.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 04/10/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Laurel Drive, Willow Street PA

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  • Belle

    10261695_10203894261502049_2058977619_nlight orange tiger female, white spot on chest

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 04/08/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Forest hill section of Leola, PA. Lost from Logging Rd

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  • Callie

    All black cat. Declawed front paws. Strictly house cat. Very shy. Will prob­a­bly run from you, but please notify if seen so that I can go to the area you saw her.

    DATE LOST: 04/08/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Fruitville Pike and Petersburg Road near Giant to Go an

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  • Simon

    image1Simon is a gray and white neutered male short­hair cat. Friendly but shy. Not declawed. Ran out of the house on evening of April 5, 2014. Has never been out­side for an extended period of time unobserved.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 04/05/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 417 Hillside Drive, Mountville

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  • Fuzzy

    imageMy cat got out from the 200 block of Church st. In Ephrata. She’s been spot­ted around the neigh­bor­hood but doesn’t stay in one spot. She’s been miss­ing almost a year now. No sight­ings of her over the win­ter. I pray she made it thru! Please con­tact me if you see her! Long haired tuxedo female. Fixed, has all claws. She has a bald spot on her belly from where they fixed her. Friendly but prob­a­bly scared!

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 05/01/2013

    LOCATION LOST: 200 block church st Ephrata

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Found Cats

  • name unknown

    Two black cats hang­ing out near my house. I can­not take them in because I have two Coon Hounds that are NOT good with cats at all. I have a humane trap but I need to know if I can bring them to you for adop­tion? They seem very tame and very sweet. There coats are beau­ti­ful and they look young

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 04/01/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: elizabethtown pa

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  • name unknown

    young, long­hair gray male, very tame.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 04/01/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Corner South Bank St and Hazel Ave, Marietta (behind Sr. Housing)

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  • Sweet Pea

    found-cat-020Beau­ti­ful grey cat with unique white mark­ings. She is very friendly. So hun­gry as it has been with­out food for sev­eral days or longer. Her hair is nice, not dirty and mat­ted, so I don’t think she was out­side too long. She fol­lows me from room to room. I had her checked for for a chip, but there is none. She appears to be in very good health, and I think she is young, maybe a cou­ple years old at most. She is very thin. She isn’t de-clawed.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 03/03/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: New Holland

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  • Saso

    Tabby cat orange striped long tail cat

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 03/15/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Found

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  • Name Unknown

    Very friendly young female. Looks like calico/tiger mixed. Has front and back claws.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 02/27/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Leola, PA

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  • Name unknown. I call her “Sandy”

    This cat is the color of sand. She is friendly and lit­ter trained. I found her in my yard dig­ging in the garbage and brought her in from the harsh weather con­di­tions. I con­tacted the police dept. and no one reported a miss­ing cat. She is prob­a­bly around a year old. She is preg­nant. I can­not keep her. She and my other two cats are hav­ing ter­ri­to­r­ial bat­tles and i just cant afford a third cat. I have iso­lated her to keep her safe. She is very sweet; a good cat. If I had no other cats I would def­i­nitely keep her.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 01/01/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: 268 S. 8th Street, columbia in my yard

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  • Unknown

    photo-1-1Very affec­tion­ate
    purrs quite loudly when pet
    Really enjoys hav­ing his stom­ach rubbed (has a habit of play­fully bit­ing you when doing so)
    Friendly with every­one he meets.

    meows a lot..

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 02/07/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: 415 harrisburg ave

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  • Name Unknown

    Very young small, female cal­ico cat. Incred­i­bly friendly, looks to be about 3-4 months old.
    Colum­bia Borough

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 02/12/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Columbia Borough

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  • Name Unknown

    White with black patches. Shy, but playful.

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 02/07/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Thorndale, PA

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  • name unknown

    Very friendly ‚seems young has a blck spiked col­lar on.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 02/07/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Elizabethtown

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Lost Other

  • There are currently no reports of Other Lost Pets on file.

Found Other

  • Name Unknown

    Fer­ret found, small, light coloring

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 02/28/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Plum and New Holland Ave, Lancaster City

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  • Name Unknown

    Found Bunny near The House of Pizza in Millersville, PA. All black with the left front foot all white! Extremely friendly and seems to be lit­ter boxed trained!

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 01/01/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Millersville PA

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  • name unknown

    1211132029black and white long floppy eared rabbit

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 12/11/2013

    LOCATION FOUND: outside SECA building in Quarryville, Pa 8pm on 12/11/13

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  • Unknown (Houdini?)

    ferret1FERRET found in Man­heim Town­ship close to the Lan­caster Air­port. I believe it to be a neutered male. Pos­si­ble illeg­i­ble tat­too on it’s right ear (2 dots?). Lighter in color than some fer­rets. Extremely friendly.

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 10/31/2013

    LOCATION FOUND: East Oregon Road Lititz / Lancaster

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  • Don’t know

    Hom­ing pigeon

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 10/11/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Landis farms development

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