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

  • Dimples

    dimplestan & white female shih Tzu weighs about 12lbs was recently groomed and trimmed short

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/29/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Kinzers near Rt 772 & Usner Rd

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  • Serafina

    Black female Pug went miss­ing from my back­yard. Her Pug fam­ily (mom, dad, and broth­ers) misses her. She can be returned with no ques­tions asked. I am wor­ried sick and miss her more than any­thing. She’s not the type to run away. It would have been very dif­fi­cult for her to escape. Since she was born in my house, we’re the only fam­ily she’s known. My daugh­ters miss her a lot too. I’ve been pray­ing for her safe return.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE LOST: 07/25/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Lebanon PA

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  • 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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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

    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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  • Name Unknown

    002Brown/Dark Brown Pomeran­ian, Female, wear­ing pink collar.

    GENDER: Female

    DATE FOUND: 06/29/2014

    LOCATION FOUND: Route 272 & Route 772 Brownstown, PA

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Lost Cats

  • Steve

    Large black n white male cat. He is fixed and has a clipped ear. He was lost in the mount joy area. He is an out­door feral cat who we took care of this win­ter. He is friendly and likes peo­ple but will not come indoors and does not like to be picked up. He will answer to Steve or Ste­vie. He is very talk­a­tive. His face is almost all white but his ears are black. His body is almost all black. He has white feet and one of his back legs is all white.

    GENDER: Male

    DATE LOST: 07/26/2014

    LOCATION LOST: Mount Joy. Longenecker Road

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  • 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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Found Cats

  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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