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

  • Bam Bam

    CAM01249Sil­ver back yorkie

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/22/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 800 block of Orange st.

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  • Izzy

    image7Miss­ing Female Black Lab Mix, short black hair with a white patch on chest. Friendly, wear­ing a “Life is Good” blue collar.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 08/23/2014

    LOCATION LOST: West caln township, PA

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  • Stinky

    image5Smaller dog, blonde mat­ted fur, smells odd because of skin dis­or­der. Goes by stinky. Does not have any col­lar on, but is micro chipped. Won­dered off from our home around 9pm last night and has never done that before. He’s about 8 years old and has an over­bite. Is a friendly dog but I imag­ine he’s really scared right now

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/14/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Lancaster township by Wabank road

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  • Mollie

    Spring-2009-031Mol­lie is an off white 17 year old terrier/yellow lab/dachshund mix weigh­ing 27 lbs. She has poor hear­ing, sight, mobil­ity. Her tag is from from 1656 Dun­woody, GA 30338 with phone # 770 668 0372, if you call this # it will refer you to 404 664 8241 at which we can be reached.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 08/13/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Parkfield Subdivision, Lancaster PA 17603

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  • Caesar

    image4His name is Cae­sar his only 8 months old his a bor­der col­lie blue heeler mix with short hair looks more like a bor­der col­lie and is black and white he’s wear­ing a orange and black Harley David­son col­lar with tags with my address but old phones so if found please call 7178082883 7179256932 7174757499 went miss­ing on 8/9/14 in the buck area behind Mussers store on the inter­sec­tion of deaver and can­dlewyck drive please help find him

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/09/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Buck area behind Mussers at intersection of deaver and candlewyck drive quarryville pa 17566

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  • Thor

    Thor_EnolaHe is an Alaskan Klee Kai and his col­or­ings are gray­ish white with a lit­tle black. He is small (13 pounds) and looks like a mini husky, a small fox or mini wolf. He has one blue and one brown eye.

    If his col­lar is still on him, it is blue and has a name tag on his col­lar, and his rabies tag. The last sight­ing was on July 17 in Enola, PA.

    He’s very skid­dish of oth­ers, so if some­one would spot him, we’re ask­ing that they get down on the ground and call us immediately.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/11/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Hunter Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA

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  • Olive

    IMG_00451 year old female sprayed pitt mixed with blue heeler. Goes by the name OLIVE she is mostly black has long skinny legs and a long tail. Last seen at 57th & Dog­wood Drive Lin­coln NE 68516 Please call me 402-525-2738 if you have any information

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 08/10/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 57th & Dogwood Drive

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  • Sophie

    photo-27Small black Lab (45 lbs)
    (Some brown brindle in her fur)
    very friendly

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 08/09/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Silvermine Park, Pequea

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  • Knuckelhead

    Red Nose Pit Bull White paws, hind legs if put together match with mark­ings. NAME - Knuck­el­head. 11
    years old. Has shots and has a micro chip,which has the incor­rect address & phone num­ber. Phone no. is 717-284-9911.
    Miss­ing since Thurs­day after­noon, 87\2014 in the area of Frog­town Road and Rawl­insville Rd. Pequea, PA. Had a red col­lar on and green leash. Liked to play ball and with squeeky toys. Would speak for a treat. Was neutered. Does not like rain or the cold. Sleeps in bed.
    good with kids. well trained. Pic­ture is on face book.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/07/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Lost Frogtown Road & Rawlinsville Road Pequea/Holtwood PA

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  • Lizzie

    10 year old Jack Rus­sell. She is tan and white with the longer wire hair. We do clip her to look like a short haired Jack Russell.

    Thank you.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 08/04/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Elizabethtown

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Found Dogs

  • Unknown

    chiweenieChihuahua/Dachshund mix found on 896 in Cochranville in a very rural area.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 08/18/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: On 896 in Cochranville, PA

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  • Unknown

    Mikes-Phone-up-to-8-11-14-188Approx. 6 month old male mixed breed. Found hang­ing out with 1 year old rottweiler.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 08/11/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: 1/2 east of Buck PA on Route 372

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  • unknown

    Mikes-Phone-up-to-8-11-14-187approx. 1 year old female rot­tweiler. Found in the com­pany of small male (approx 6 months old) white, black, and brown mixed breed.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 08/11/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: 1/2 east of Buck PA on Route 372

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  • 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

    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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Lost Cats

  • Snoopy

    DSC_0135Neutered Male, White with orange spots, front declawed - beau­ti­ful fur - very friendly

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/27/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Elizabethtown

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  • Beasley

    IMG_67448651841087Orange and White

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/25/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Manheim Township (Olde Hickory)

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  • Butters

    IMG_4066Orange and White adult male cat. Friendly and will allow strangers to hold him. Small size, about 8 or 9 pounds. Likes dogs and kids. Will appre­ci­ate it if some­one helps me get him back! Thanks!

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 08/25/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Wheatfield Drive, Lititz, Manheim Township

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  • PIP

    pip-2Pip is a buff tiger; more tan than orange with white paws and white on his neck. He is extremely friendly. He is an in/out cat; but we recently moved and he ran off while out­side. He doesn’t meow, moreso makes “chirp­ing” noises. He loves rub­bing his head against things. He did have a blue col­lar with a bell, but it was a break­away and may have came off. He is ter­ri­bly afraid of dogs. He’s about 10-12 pounds.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/21/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Near Hidden Acres Campground (coatesville/parkesburg)

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  • Buster

    Part Maine Coon, grey fixed, not declawed, about 13lbs, long fluffy tail

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/23/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Eastwood meadows area Behind Kmart, Daisy Lane

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  • Nessie

    image6Grey and black 2 year old cat very friendly

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 08/19/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Bowmansville

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  • Mr. Smith (smitty)

    Tuxedo male cat, he has a black back, tail and face with a white chin and belly. He weighs about 20+ and is very friendly.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/16/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Lititz Ave, Lancaster

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  • Monroe

    10333462_10203957086554718_9124057376768740618_oMon­roe is about a 1 1/2 years old. He is a black and white, neutered male cat. His front legs are almost com­pletely white. Most of his back half is mostly black. Top of head and ears are mostly black as well. He has a black mark­ing across his nose that looks a bit like a mask. He also has a small faint black spot on the outer por­tion his back left foot, close to the last toe. VERY friendly. Drools when you pet him. Fam­ily is heart-broken!!

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/15/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Kirkwood-Sproul Rd

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  • Nala

    nalaSHE IS GRAY TIGER CAT. SHE IS THIN. SHE MIGHT BE SKIDDISH. SHE IS OLDER.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 08/17/2014

    LOCATION LOST: COLCHESTER DRIVE

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  • Mr Cat

    Friendly black cat short hair green eyes comes to call­ing ” cat”, very sweet
    Declawed on front, neutered male

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 08/18/2014

    LOCATION LOST: 1591 Clayton Road Lancaster

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Found Cats

  • Name unknown

    image8Very friendly and vocal lit­tle cal­ico. A lit­tle skit­tish, doesn’t par­tic­u­larly like
    being held, but likes being next to you and being petted.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 08/23/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: School lane/ Pinkerton rd, Mount Joy

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  • unknown

    FOUND. Young female cat/kitten. Has brown body with back stripes, white socks on all four paws and big hazel eyes! Very sweet and friendly.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 08/26/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Along Conestoga River near Broad St and Conestoga Dr

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  • name unknown

    orange and white kit­ten with red bell col­lar found evening of 8/23. very friendly! back seems to have been shaved recently. No tag on col­lar. near colom­bos pizza on har­ris­burg pike/landis ave.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 08/23/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: lancaster,pa

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  • Name Unknown

    Very kind and friendly towards peo­ple. No dis­tin­guish­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics; all black fur, and yel­low eyes. Found in an extremely mal­nour­ished state.

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 08/20/1994

    LOCATION FOUND: New Holland PA

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  • name unknown

    Female gray tabby. 5 to 7 pounds with a pink col­lar.
    Her col­lar got caught around her right arm. She is ban­daged up now. May have been lost for a few weeks.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 08/18/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: strasburg, east main street. also seen on hilltop road

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  • unknown

    tabby striped black AVID CHIP #043540066 I SPOKE TO AVID AND THEY SAID THE CHIP WAS PUT IN BY HUMANE LEAGUE OF LANCASTER COUNTY. THEY HAVE NOT HAD ANY LUCK GETTING A HOLD OF THE OWNER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE HAS A NAME ON ITS REGISTRATION. IF THEY CANNOT GET A HOLD OF THE OWNER I WILL KEEP HIM. THANK YOU

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 08/01/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: GLENMORE PA

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  • Rosco

    20140204_072658He is a large play­fully, lov­ing pit bull that is 3 years old.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 08/06/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Lititz PA

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  • Name Unknown

    Young, pos­si­bly a year old, Male Orange striped cat. Very friendly. Has claws and not neutered. Wan­dered into our yard, cry­ing and hun­gry. No aggres­sion at all. Will allow us to pick him up, Curls up in your lap. Very sad to think he was dumped by some­one.
    Tak­ing care of him for now. Needs to be adopted by the time it gets cold out. We are unable to take him inside. He is at the porch door every morn­ing wait­ing for break­fast. Have been get­ting him famil­iar with a cat car­rier. Ready for trans­fer to vets for check up. Will­ing to cover his vac­cines if this will help get him to a good home. We are try­ing hard not to get attached to him. Very sweet.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE FOUND: 07/21/2014

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  • Name Unknown

    very sweet striped grey cat found in South­west Lan­caster neigh­bor­hood. I think he (she??) is a kitten..)

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE FOUND: 07/29/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Lancaster PA

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  • Lucy

    Black lab, lit­tle grey under chin, weight around 85ib, very friendly, crosses front paws when she lays down, few white hairs above left eye, white hair on tummy

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 07/18/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Lakeview drive, Washington , Pa.

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Lost Other

  • Peanut

    241Canary Winged Bee Bee Parrot

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE LOST: 07/30/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Ephrata Borough / Township

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  • Peanut

    Yel­low winged bee bee par­rot. He has a green band around his one leg. He is about the size of a finch.

    GENDER: Not Sure

    DATE LOST: 07/30/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Ephrata Borough / Township

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  • 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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