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 an adop­tion guar­an­tee 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, adop­tion guar­an­tee 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 Well­ness Clinic. Click here to learn more about the HLLC’s Well­ness Clinic.

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

  • Booger

    Minia­ture Pin­cer black with brown mark­ings
    15 years old Blue Collar-Dog is old,kind of wide and stiff

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/28/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 1418 Briertown Rd. East Earl, PA. 17519

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  • Rufus

    image6Black and white male boarder col­lie mix. He is neutered and micro chipped. He is very timid and afraid of males.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/07/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Coatesville, PA

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  • ICE

    Black & White Siber­ian Husky

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/29/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Penryn / Penn Twp

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  • AQUA

    Black & White Siber­ian Husky

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/29/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Penryn / Penn Twp

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  • Snowflake

    very small white Chi­huahua. only about 2 lbs, She had a lit­tle bit of tan on her back. Eyes are black. She is very kind and loves being held.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/27/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Lititz, PA

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  • Amanda

    image4About 15 lbs off white beige color, medium to small size got out in Lan­caster on July 21 have con­tacted all local author­i­ties but if you see her please con­tact the phone num­ber on her tag.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/21/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Lancaster

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  • Meadow

    white and brown chihuahua

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/19/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Le-bell DR East Pete

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  • Bella

    bella-1Bella is tan chihuahua/pug mix. Has green tat­too on belly. Floppy ears,long legs. 12 lbs. She has a heart con­di­tion and must be returned soon! Also offer­ing reward if you turn her in!

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/15/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Pebble Creek/Warwick Trails Lititz,PA

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  • Lola

    photo-47 year old spayed white female Eng­lish Bull­dog named Lola. She has tan dots on her ears. She is approx­i­mately 60 pounds. She dis­ap­peared from the house with­out her col­lar. She has a large skin tag on her belly. She also is miss­ing a lower front tooth. Very sweet tem­pera­ment. Answers to Lola.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/10/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Lincoln Hwy East

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  • Duke

    1He was lost from the devel­op­ment behind friendlys on Ore­gon pike...please keep shar­ing and hope­fully we can reach the right per­son who may have him or see him..... Lost.... In Man­heim Twp.... went miss­ing 7/4.. There has been sev­eral sight­ings that might have been him around Clip­per Sta­dium and on the other side of Har­ris­burg Pike close to Whar­ton Elem School on Lan­caster Ave and Mary Street..... help­ful tips: call him Dukey or Dukey doo or dukeus! If he gets excited he twirls in cir­cles and yaps. He has lighter swirlys on his butt. He likes softer treats, the hard ones he just plays with. He knows sit, down, smell, and easy He’s 3 years old and a rust color minia­ture pin­scher... super friendly but he prob­a­bly won’t come to you. Please call my uncle chuck at 717-823-7469 or myself at 717-824-1644. Thank you so much.”...

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/04/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Manheim Township

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Found Dogs

  • Name Unknown

    377Brown and white Jack Rus­sell, very friendly no tags. Tail is clipped, looks to be older dog.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 07/24/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Mount Joy PA Near Donegal Springs Rd

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  • Name Unknown

    DOG-PIC-072514Senior Mixed Ter­rier / Shitzu / Based on bad teeth. Very friendly..Cute....

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 07/25/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Millersville

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  • Name Unknown

    image5Very light tan col­ored male dog found. Prob­a­bly around 80lbs and looks like a mixed breed; per­haps lab or Ger­man Shep­herd? Seems to be in mid to older years.

    Friendly but only found with a choker col­lar on.

    Found in Brown­stown area.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 07/24/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Brownstown, PA

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  • name unknown

    rat-terrierRat Ter­rier. Body mostly white with Tri color mark­ings. Small. Female. Wear­ing a red col­lar. No tags. No microchip. Ears do stand but are down in the pic.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 07/21/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Peach Bottom RD by Willow Valley complex

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  • Name unknown

    Male (I think) Husky. Blue eyes. black and white. He broke his chain and was found wan­der­ing around Holt­wood, PA with the chain still attached.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 07/12/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Holtwood, PA

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  • name unknown

    found-puppy2Dober­man puppy. Approx­i­mately 6 months old, Black/rust, male, docked, nat­ural ears, intact. No col­lar. No microchip.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 07/11/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: middle creek wildlife park, klinefeltersville,pa

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  • Prince

    Prince has been found and is
    back home with us.

    We are all happy.

    Thanks.

    DATE FOUND: 07/10/2014

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  • unknown

    Black and white Female Shih Tzu found on main st in Con­estoga. Very friendly. No collar/tags. found around 10pm.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 07/03/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Main St Conestoga PA

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  • Name Unknown

    Huck-2Male pit bull ter­rier mix dog found at the Humane League on July 3rd, 2014. Not neutered.Huck 5

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 07/03/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Humane League of Lancaster County, 2135 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster

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  • Name Unknown

    Found-Dog-1407002383Female Ger­man Short Haired Pointer
    Wear­ing a faded green collar

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 07/02/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Orchard View Drive, Bareville/Leola

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Lost Cats

  • WISKIES

    WISKIESTUXEDO CAT, BLACK AND WHITE-- BLACK FACE WITH A WHITE SPOT ON CHIN.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/18/2014

    LOCATION LOST: HERSHEY,NE

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  • Angel

    angelVery friendly
    6 yr old Male, Black & White, white mus­tache that looks like angel wings. He had on a black col­lar with ID tag.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/19/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Bowmansville PA

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  • Midnight

    Large black cat, he has a white spot under his neck. There is no collar

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/22/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Green acre, Lititz

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  • Rosie Makela

    photo-1-copyGrey tabby with light stripes and patches. Friendly, petite. She is chipped and was wear­ing a pink col­lar when last seen.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/13/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Phoenixville, Valley Forge Rd

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  • Casanova

    He is some­what overweight.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/20/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Palmdale CA

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  • Cooper

    CooperCream col­ored 8 week old kit­ten. Has light blue eyes, grey tail, grey ears and legs, and “thumbs” on his front paws. His name is Cooper. Lost between Snavely Mill Rd. in Brun­nerville and Bent Creek CC in Man­heim twp. May be some­where along W. Lex­ing­ton Rd.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/09/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Brunnerville/Penn Twp area

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  • Oreo

    Black cat with a white stripe on his nose, white paws, and a white spot on his belly.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/12/2014

    LOCATION LOST: East Earl, PA

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  • EMMITT

    2013-07-08_17-14-16_220Emmitt is all grey,short haired (smooth coat) male cat, front declawed, neutered. He is very friendly, per­son­able cat. He is of a medium build & is 3 years old. He has greenish-yellow col­ored eyes, and also leaves his tongue out par­tially sometimes.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/11/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 2147 Cloverleaf Rd Mt.Joy off from the Rheems/Etown exit

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  • EMMITT

    Emmitt is a 3 yr.old all grey, short-hair male cat. He is of medium build, greenish-yellow eyes, declawed front paws, neutered and very friendly. His coat is gen­er­ally very smooth and shiny. When he purrs, there is no sound, but can be felt in his neck. He is a very unique cat-in that he paws up and down people’s legs to greet them and licks them constantly.He is very per­son­able. He is very missed as he is a huge part of our fam­ily. He is only an inside cat, but I believe he got out the door on Fri July 11th from our house on Clover­leaf Rd. about 2 miles off the Etown/Rheems exit head­ing towards Mil­ton Grove.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/11/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 2147 Cloverleaf Rd. Mount Joy, Pa

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  • Apollo-Shinobi

    nobi2Name on Tag:
    Apollo-Shinobi
    Responds to: Shi­nobi, Nobi, or Shy-Shy
    Color: Black
    Breed: Dom. Short Hair
    Eyes: Yel­low
    Gen­der: M,N
    Col­lar: Blue w Fish Charms
    Vacc.s & Tags: Yes
    Tags: Gold & Green(?)
    Fea­tures: White Fur on Lower Belly
    Weight: 12 lbs
    Last Seen: July 12
    Loves: Dry/Wet Cat­food & Peo­ple Food
    NOTE: Col­lar may have come off. He is usu­ally friendly but may be scared and skit­tish... Also thinks he is a dog.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/12/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Harrisburg, Pa

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Found Cats

  • Name Unknown

    photo-3Orange tiger stripe male with a white tipped tail; clawed. Very friendly.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 07/20/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Lititz

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  • Unknown

    Small, thin, young cat, about 6-8 months old. Gray mar­bled tabby with white on legs and belly. Very friendly!

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 07/12/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Columbia

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  • Bella

    golden retreiver puppy wear­ing pink col­lar lost off of the lin­coln high­way around 5 months old lighter in color

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 07/06/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: susan ave lancaster pa 17602

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  • name unknown

    slen­der, female, short hair; black/gray/tan high­lights; striped tail. Very friendly!

    DATE FOUND: 07/02/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Atkins Ave/Hamilton Park

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  • Name Unknown

    WIN_20140705_095337A Black cat with green­ish eyes. Very nice looks well groomed. Could be housecat.

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 07/05/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Lititz Ave.

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  • name unknown

    All black cat found near money rocks in nar­von. Very friendly.

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 06/28/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: narvon pa

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  • Name Unknown

    IMG_2307two-kittens-trimed-2Two lov­able black and white kit­tens. Clean. Both are trained to news­papr and lit­ter box. Seem to get along well with peo­ple and are com­fort­able with people.

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 06/22/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Overly's Grove, East Earl, PA

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  • Name Unknown

    mailboxAll white male cat. not neutered. Very friendly.
    Found on Plum st Lan­caster, PA. 1-2 years old.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 06/23/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Plum street Lancaster, PA

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  • Name Unknown

    photo-17Friendly cat found on 6/19/14 in Lan­disville PA. Cat is a mix of gray tabby and a orange stripe.

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 06/19/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Landisville, PA

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  • Name Unknown

    Himalayan found in lan­caster city. White flea col­lar. Very friendly.

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 06/11/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Lancaster City, PA

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Lost Other

  • Chewy

    IMAG0301Its a Dusky Conure, his color is green. His band num­ber is DBA 1034
    He is a male
    He loves peanuts and other foods. He doesn’t like to be held by other peo­ple unless its his fam­ily members.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/01/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Pickford Dr

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Found Other

  • Parakeet (name unknown)

    Found Para­keet

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 05/19/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Landisville - Bowman Rd and Harrisburg Pike

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  • 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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