• HLLC SENIOR STAFF

    HLLC SENIOR STAFF

    The professional staff of the Humane League of Lancaster County is here to serve you and your pets.  Please feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance to you.  We know it can be helpful to know what the person on the other side of the phone line or email looks like- or in case you see us in line at the supermarket and want to tell us what a great job we’re doing (Or how we can do it better!).

    KAREL MINOR

    President/CEO

    DAMON MARCH

    Chief Operating Officer

    BRIAN PINTO, MPA, CFRE

    Chief Advancement Officer

    KAREL MINOR

    President/CEO

  • Choosing the Right Pet: Cats

    Are you ready for a cat?

    Here are some things to consider before deciding to add a cat to your home.

    • Do you know if you or anyone in your household is allergic to cats?
    • Are you prepared for hair on just about everything?
    • Are you prepared to scoop the litter box daily and do a full cleaning and change weekly?
    • Are you prepared for your cat to want to play at 3 a.m.? (They are quite nocturnal animals.)
    • Will you be able to afford regular vet care?
    • If you want a kitten, are you prepared for LOTS of playtime and socialization?
    • Are you prepared to deal with training your cat to use a scratching post or trimming its nails?

    First time cat owners

    • Stay away from what is known as the ‘excessive cats’
    • excessively shy, aggressive, demanding, or needy as these cats may be too challenging for your first experience.
    • Choose a cat that is friendly and outgoing. A cat that doesn’t seem too stressed at the shelter usually means it will adapt well to the home environment and would be ideal for a first time cat owner.

    How to choose the right cat for you

    • Consider your needs and expectations, what do you want from a cat as a pet?
    • Consider the cat or kittens needs and expectations, what do they need and what can you provide for them?
    • If you live in a full time working household it’s recommended you stay away from the kittens or adolescents (under 18 months), it will be quite difficult to meet their needs for attention and playtime. Sometimes having 2 cats of the same age group will make it possible to have a younger cat.
    • An adult cat that seems outgoing and friendly is always the best bet, especially for homes with young children.
    • Also consider the different types of coat cats have. Shorthaired cats can shed as much as longhaired cats.
    • Medium to long coated cats need almost daily brushing and some may need to see a groomer regularly.
    • Shorthaired cats should be brushed every few days to remove excess hair. The longer the hair, the more maintenance you will need to provide.
    • Cats can live to be 20 + years old if properly cared for, so keep this in mind when looking for your new companion. Will you be able to give this pet a permanent, forever home?
  • Planned Giving

    Although 72% of Americans give to charity during their lifetime, only 6% leave anything to charity through their wills. Those are startling statistics given the ease and benefits of making charitable gifts through wills.

    Ease:

    If you already have a will, modern word processing allows your attorney to easily add a sentence directing a bequest to the charity of your choice. For example: “I give and bequeath the sum of fifty thousand ($50,000.00) dollars to the Humane League of Lancaster County”. The small cost involved in making such a change is far outweighed by the knowledge you have left a legacy for a worthy cause.

    If you do not have a will, and are in the process of writing one, the inclusion of bequests to charities would not normally entail any additional legal costs.

    Benefits:

    In addition to leaving a lasting legacy your charitable bequest has the benefit of avoiding both Federal Estate Tax and Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. Even with the reduction in Federal Estate Tax rates the top rate will still be as high as 45% through 2009 (the Estate Tax is “repealed” in 2010, but then gets “unrepealed” in 2011 unless Congress legislates otherwise). Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax can be as high as 15%. Therefore, up to 60% may be lost to taxes.

    With a little effort you can leave a legacy through your will that will help generations to come, and have positive tax results. BUT YOU DO NEED TO MAKE THAT EFFORT. Contact your attorney, describe what you want to do, and then do it. The satisfaction you gain will far exceed the effort.

    The Maud Haldeman Society:

    Preserving the Humane League for Generations to Come

    Throughout its history, the Humane League has been generously supported by the residents and businesses of Lancaster County. One important way that our donors support the Humane League is through a bequest.

    Every year, many of our supporters make charitable gifts by naming the Humane League of Lancaster County as a beneficiary in their wills. The federal government encourages these gifts or bequests by allowing an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction.

    There are three types of bequests – specific bequest, residual bequest, and contingent bequest. A specific bequest allows you to designate a specific dollar amount, specific percentage, or specific property to the Humane League of Lancaster County.

    A residual bequest allows you to designate the Humane League of Lancaster County as a bequest only after your estate pays all debts, taxes, expenses, and specific bequests. The remaining amount – the residual – will be transferred to the Humane League of Lancaster County.

    A contingent bequest allows you to ask that the Humane League receive all or a portion of your estate only under certain circumstances. For example, you can name the Humane League of Lancaster County as a beneficiary of your estate only if there are no surviving close family members. Childless couples sometimes provide for the entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, or if the spouse does not survive, to the Humane League of Lancaster County.

    As a way of thanking our planned gift donors and for acknowledging their commitment to support the Humane League, we have created the Haldeman Society, named in honor of our founder Maud Haldeman.

    If you have already made a plan to give to the Humane League of Lancaster County in your will or estate plan, please contact the Humane League at (717)393-6551 ext. 239 so we may honor you with membership in the Haldeman Society. We realize that with your special gift, you consider us to be part of your family, and we want to do our best to keep you informed as to how your gift will be used and to give you the opportunity to tell us of your wishes.

  • Available Pets

    The animals pictured here are not a complete list of our adoptable pets.  Throughout the day, new animals become available and others re adopted. If you do not see your new best friend on our website, please contact the staff or visit the shelter where you can meet the wide variety of available animals who are all in need of permanent and loving homes.

    NameAnimalBreedAgeSizeSex
    BuffyDogPit Bull TerrierAdultMF
    Casey and KaneDogLabrador Retriever,Pit Bull TerrierSeniorLF
    JackDogBeagleAdultMM
    OscarDogPit Bull TerrierYoungMM
    RumorDogChow ChowAdultLM
    SandyDogTerrierSeniorSF
    TikiDogAmerican Staffordshire TerrierAdultLF

     

  • Lancaster County Rental Guide to Friendly Housing

    This list by no means is comprehensive of all the rental properties. The information is subject to change, it is the responsibility of the person looking for a rental property to confirm the rules and regulations of the rental property. Landlords will still be called to give permission for the adoption of an animal.

    Apartment Complex

     

     

    Phone NumberCatsDogsDeposits/Monthly ChargeComments

    Ambassador Apartments

    480 Euclid Ave, Lancaster

    1-717-299-1318Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered & declawed.

    NoAdditional monthly charge added to rent

    Ambleside Townhouses

    2071 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster

    1-717-399-9937YesYes

    Under 25 lbs

    Additional deposit.  Additional monthly charge added to rent.Requires landlord approval

    Ashlea Gardens

    150 Ashlea Gardens

    New Holland

    www.ashleagardens.com

    1-717-354-4421Yes

    Must be declawed

    Yes

    Breed restrictions

    Additional monthly charge added to rent

    One time pet fee based on weight.  Please call for details.

    Allows dogs over 40 lbs

     

    Barrcrest Manor

    Apartments

    1707 Marietta Ave, Lancaster

    1-717-392-1574Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

    NoAdditional Security deposit of $100Must sign Pet Addendum

    Belair Townhouses

    590 Candlewyck Rd, Lancaster

    1-717-569-3606YesYes

    Under 25 lbs

    Additional monthly charge added to rentMust obtain written permission first.

     

    Please contact for further information.

    Bentley Ridge

    650 Bentley Ridge Blvd, Lancaster

    www.bentleyridge@high.net

    1-717-399-3277Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

     

    Must be kept indoors

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Under 65 lbs

    Breed Restrictions

    $500 non-refundable deposit.All animals must be kept on leash.

     

    Please contact for further information.

    Cedar Acres East Inc

    1735 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster

     

     

     

    1-717-397-4968YesYes

    Under 25 lbs

    A pet deposit equal to one months rent is required.

    Charleston Townhouses

    Ramgate Lane, Lancaster

    Kathleen@BFProperty.com

    1-717-293-9300

    Toll Free

    1-877-214-1184

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

    Yes

    Under 25 lbs

    Deposits and monthly fees based on number and species.Please contact for further information.

    Chelsea Village

    37 Bradford Dr,

    Leola

     

     

    1-717-656-2776

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Yes

    Breed Restrictions

    Please call for details

     

     

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    Cherryhill Villas

    560-2 Estelle Dr, Lancaster

    www.rpmanagementinc.com/

     

     

     

    1-717-892-7262

     

     

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

     

     

    No

     

     

    A pet deposit equal to ½ month’s rent is required.  Additional monthly charge added to rent.

     

     

    Prefer declaw

    Cloister Gardens

    845 Dawn Ave, Apt 107

    Ephrata

    www.rpmgt.com

    1-717-733-1611Yes

    Must be declawed

    NoAdditional deposit required.

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    Must be mature cats.
     

    Colonial Apartments

    Akron

     

    1-717-293-9300

     

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

     

    Yes

    Under 25 lbs

     

    Deposits and monthly fees based on number and species.

     

    Please contact for further information.

    Columbia Wagon Werks

    920 Plane St, Columbia

    1-717-684-0920Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    and declawed.

    NoAdditional deposit.

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    Conestoga West Apartments

    Stonemill Rd & Temple Ave, Lancaster

    1-717-397-4441YesNoAdditional monthly charge added to rent.Must sign pet lease.  Please contact for more details.
     

    Country Side Apartments

    2165 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster

     

    1-800-704-1701

     

    Yes

     

    Yes

    Under 50 lbs

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    Requires extra security deposit.

    Donegal Crossing Apartments

    1834 Bradfield Dr, Mount Joy

    Website www.apartments.com/donegalcrossing
    e-mail

    donegalcrossing@aol.com

    1-717-492-9222Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Under 50 lbs

    Breed Restrictions

    Additional deposit.  Additional  monthly rental charge added to rent.

    Franklin Apartments

    55 W Franklin St, Ephrata

    1-717-733-9330Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

    Yes

    Must be Spayed or Neutered

    $200 deposit per pet.

    Additional monthly added to rent.

    Income restrictions apply

    55 + community

    Must provide records of shots.

    Fulton Manor

    Akron

    Kathleen@BFProperty.com

    1-717-293-9300

    Toll Free

    1-877-725-3683

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

    Yes

    Under 25 lbs

    Deposits and monthly fees based on number and species.  Please contact for further information.
     

    Greenfield Estates

    799 Patriot Dr,

    Lancaster

    greenfieldestate@high.net

     

     

     

     

    1-717-397-7778

     

    397-4821 (Fax)

     

     

     

     

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

     

     

     

     

    Yes

    Under 65 lbs

    Breed Restrictions

    Please contact for additional information

     

     

     

     

    $500 deposit

    ½ is not refundable

     

     

     

     

    All animals must be over 1 year of age.

    Greenland Village Apartments

    403 Greenland Dr, Lancaster

    1-717-299-0621

     

    299-5145 (Fax)

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Under 50 lbs

    Additional deposit and monthly charge.  Please call for details.Dogs must be kept on leash.

    Madison at Greenview Terrace

    500 Alden Dr, Lancaster

    Email: greenview@maglp.com

    website: http://www.madisongreenviewterrace.com

    1-717-569-7500YesYes$200 refundable/$150 non refundable pet deposit.  Monthly fee: $20/cat $25 dogRestrictions – one pet per apartment (cat OR dog) no weight limit, breed
    restrictions apply
     

    Harvestview Apartments

    Rte 772, Mount Joy

     

    1-717-653-2328

     

    YesYes

    Under 35 lbs

    Breed Restrictions

    $250 deposit

    Hershey Heritage Village

    1330Wabank Rd, Lancaster

    leasing@hersheyheritage.com

    1-717-299-4317YesYesPlease call for additional details on number and weight restrictions.
    Highlands Apartments at Warwick

    100 Wickshire Circle, Lititz

    Kathleen@BFProperty.com

     

     

    1-717-293-9300

    Toll Free

    1-717-293-9300

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be declawed

    NoDeposits and monthly fees based on number of animals.  Please contact for further information.

    Lancaster Court Apartments

    1127 Wabank Rd, Lancaster

    1-717-392-0242YesYes

    Under 30 lbs

    Please call for details.

    Lancaster House North

    335 N Prince St, Lancaster

    1-717-299-1278YesYes$300 pet deposit

    $50 minimum down payment on deposit.  May be paid monthly

    No ferrets

    No snakes

    62 + Housing

    Under 62/ Disabilities

    Income Restrictions Apply

    Lancaster House South

    315 N Prince St,

    Lancaster

    299-1308Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be declawed

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be under 15 lbs/15 inches at shoulder

    Must show proof of license and shot records.62 + Housing

    Under 62/ Disabilities

    Income Restrictions Apply

    Manor House Apartments

    1415 Spenser Ave, Lancaster

    1-717-393-0465YesYes

    Up to 12 inches

    Under 25 lbs

    $200 maximum pet deposit.  Additional monthly charges added to rent.  Pleases call for details.No snakes

    No rodents

    Meadow Green Estates

    2000 Swarr Run Rd, Lancaster

    1-717-393-1723

     

    393-2841 (Fax)

    YesYes

    Under 65 lb

    Breed Restrictions

    $200 deposit

    Additional monthly charges added to rent.

    Must provide vet records

    Meadows East

    13 Morninglory Lane, Manheim

    www.meadowseast.com

    1-717-665-6864

     

    665-6878 (Fax)

    YesYes

    Breed Restrictions

    Non-refundable pet fee based on weight, please call for details

    Additional monthly charge added to rent

    Must be 1 year

    Must have current shots and records

    Allows dogs over 40 lbs.

    Mill Creek Manor Apartments

    741 @ Wabank,

    Lancaster

    Website www.apartments.com/millcreekmanor
    e-mail

    millcreekmanor@hotmail.com

     

    1-717-871-1000

     

    Yes

    Must be declawed

    Must be spayed/neutered

     

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Under 50 lbs

    Breed Restrictions

     

    Additional deposit Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    Newport Commons

    North Oak St,

    Lititz

     

     

    1-717-626-7368

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be declawed

    Yes

    Under 40 lbs and 20 inches

    Additional deposit required.

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    Must be 1 year or older.
    Nissly-Chocolate Factory Apartments

    951 Wood St,

    Mount Joy

    1-717-394-3374Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

    Under 25 lbs

    Additional deposit required.

    Oak Knoll Village

    Managed by NPI

    189 Oak Knoll Circle

    Millersville

    1-717-569-7500Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed.

    Yes

    Under 25 lbs

    $150 refundable pet deposit.

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    Peach Alley Court

    155 S. Poplar St,

    Elizabethtown

    darcyL@historiclandmarks.com

    1-866-594-7159

    Toll Free

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be under 35 lbs and 15 inches

    $250 deposit required

    Additional monthly charges added to rent.  Please call for details.

    Pioneer Woods

    Lamppost Lane, Lancaster

     

    1-717-464-2701

     

    464-0875 (Fax)

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be declawed

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Under 30 lbs

    Breed restrictions

    $300 additional deposit.  Additional monthly charges added to rent.  Please call for detailsMust sign pet agreement.

    Quail Run Apartments

    1430 Passey Lane,

    Lancaster

    1-717-394-3371

     

    392-8707 (Fax)

    YesYesPlease call for details on weight restrictions and fees.

    Roseville House Apartments

    401 Eden Road, Lancaster

     

    1-717-569-2532

     

    Yes

     

    No

    $200 non-refundable deposit.Additional charges added to rent.

    St. Peter Apartments

    400 Union Street, Columbia

    1-717-684-7607Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed

    Yes

    Small Dog

    Under 15 inches

    Must be spayed/neutered

    $300 Pet DepositHousing For Seniors, Disabled and Handicapped

    Income Restrictions Apply

    School Court Apartments

    Denver

    Kathleen@BFProperty.com

     

    1-717-293-9300

     

    Toll Free

    1-877-616-1507

    Yes

    Must be declawed

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Yes

    Under 25 lbs

    Deposits and monthly fees based on number and species.  Please contact for further information.

    Sunnybrook Townhouses

    501 Knollwood Dr, Lancaster

    1-717-394-8239Yes

    Must be declawed

    Must be spayed/neutered

    No$200 non-refundable deposit.

    Additional monthly charges added to rent.

    Cats must be kept indoors as per Manheim Township Regulations
    Town & Country Apartments East

    77 Foal Court, Lancaster

    1-717-397-0331YesNo$300 nonrefundable deposit per cat.  Additional monthly charges added to rent.
    Town & Country Apartments West

    190 Colonial Crest Drive, Lancaster

    www.townandcountryapts.com

    1-717-393-3929YesNo$300 nonrefundable deposit per cat.  Additional monthly charges added to rent.

    Trinity House

    400 Mill Street, Columbia

    1-717-684-7181Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed

    Yes

    Small Dog

    Under 15 inches

    Must be spayed/neutered

    $300 Pet DepositHousing For Seniors, Disabled and Handicapped

    Income Restrictions Apply

    Village Green Apartments

    4 Kimberton,

    Elizabethtown

    www.Natlprop.com

    1-717-367-4769

     

    367-0865 (Fax)

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be declawed

    Yes

    Under 25 lbs

    Refundable Pet deposit required.

    Additional monthly charge added to rent

    Village of Olde Hickory

    725 Olde Hickory Road, Lancaster

     

    1-717-569-3231

     

    569-6773 (Fax)

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be declawed

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Under 30 lbs

    $300 pet deposit

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    Strict pet policy.  Animals must be 1 year or older.

    Must sign pet agreement

    Villages of Lancaster Green

    1633 A Judie Lane, Lancaster

    1-717-397-4777YesYes

    Under 35 lbs

    Breed restrictions

    $100 one time pet fee

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    Village of Rivermoor

    379 Rivermoor Dr,

    Marietta

     

    www.villageofrivermoor.com

     

     

    1-717-426-1186

     

    426-2492 (Fax)

     

     

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be declawed

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Breed Restrictions

    Non-refundable deposit based on weight.  Please call for more details

     

     

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

     

     

    Must be 1 year of age.

    No exotics

    No rodents

    No reptiles

    Birds allowed

    Allows dogs over 40 lbs

    Whistlestop View Apartments

    214 N. Market Street

    Elizabethtown

    1-717-361-6273Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered and declawed

    Yes

    Small Dogs

    Must be spayed/neutered

    $200 deposit.

    Additional monthly charge added to rent.

    55 + Community

    Income Restrictions

    Willow Woods Apartments

    94 Willow Valley Dr, Lancaster

     

    1-717-464-2769

     

    Yes

     

    No

     

    $200 non-refundable deposit.  Additional monthly charge per animal.

    Wilshire Hills Apartments

    100 Wellington Rd, Lancaster

    1-717-392-1831Yes

    Must be declawed

    No$200 deposit

    Additional monthly charges added to rent.

    Indoor only

    Must sign pet lease addendum

    Windsor Court Townhouses

    1831 Hidden Lane, Lancaster

    www.rpmanagementic.com

    1-717-392-5801

     

    392-1227 (Fax)

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Must be declawed

    Yes

    Must be spayed/neutered

    Under 25 lbs

    Non-refundable pet deposit is equal to ½ months rent

    Additional monthly charges added to rent.

    Hints When finding a Rental with a pet

    In the process of searching for pet friendly rental accommodation the following hints will be useful.

    • Raise the subject of pets in person with the owner/manager if possible. Presenting information about yourself and your pet in a face-to-face meeting will have a better impact than if it is raised over the telephone.
    • Prepare and have handy a complete résumé on your pet which includes all medical records, obedience school certificates and written references from past landlords, neighbors, obedience schools and veterinarians.
    • Offer to sign a pet agreement to clearly define behavior appropriate to the rental premises.
    • Encourage the owner/manager to meet your well-groomed, well-behaved pet to demonstrate it is responsibly cared for and obedient.

    DEMONSTRATING YOU ARE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER

    Your Pet’s Details
    Create a résumé for you and your pet(s) which includes documents as proof of spay/neuter surgery, current medical records including vaccinations and proof of regular veterinary visits and any obedience school documents

    References
    Include in the résumé written references from previous landlords, neighbors, obedience class instructors and veterinarians.

    Pet Agreement
    Offer to jointly develop and sign a pet agreement with your landlord which covers all likely situations which may arise and actions to be taken in the event that problems or issues arise with your pet.

    Meeting
    Offer to bring your pet to meet the property owner/manager to demonstrate it is well behaved and cared-for.

    Further demonstrate you are a responsible pet owner by explaining that:

    • you provide appropriate levels of exercise and attention to your pet at all times;
    • you do not let your pet roam the streets;
    • you make suitable arrangements to care for your pet if you are away on business or vacations;
    • you always keep control of your dog in public places, and you hygienically clean up after your pet at all times

    A résumé on your pet will not only provide the owner/manager with all relevant information about your pet, it will also clearly demonstrate you are a responsible pet owner.

    Information you include should cover:

    • a physical description of your pet ­ name, age and physical appearance;
    • details of any training your pet has received;
    • a description of your exercise regime with your pet (if applicable) covering the number of times you exercise your pet, the usual location and the usual duration of each outing; and
    • details on the health and grooming of your pet, covering issues such as neutering, vaccination record and how frequently you groom it.

    In addition, mention anything about your pet’s age, activity level or traits which help reinforce that it is a ‘good tenant’.When the above information is provided with references attached, you will be ensuring the owner/manager makes their decision with the benefit of a full description of your pet and its habits, and in the knowledge that you are a responsible pet owner.

  • Humane League Myths

    Myth #1

    The Humane League of Lancaster County is a taxpayer supported Lancaster County agency.

    FACT: The Humane League of Lancaster County is a completely independent private nonprofit organization and does not receive funding from Lancaster County or the State of Pennsylvania.

    Myth #2

    All Humane Societies are subsidiaries of the Humane Society of the United States.

    FACT: The Humane League of Lancaster County is completely independent and does not receive funding from any national organization, nor do we necessarily maintain the same policies or philosophies.

    Myth #3

    The Humane League of Lancaster County is a United Way agency.

    FACT: The Humane League of Lancaster County is completely independent and is not a United Way agency, however The Humane League of Lancaster County is eligible to receive contributions through the United Way Donor Choice Program.

    Myth #4

    The Humane League of Lancaster County is financially secure and does not need your support.

    FACT: The Humane League of Lancaster County has experienced a severe increase in the number of homeless animals received as well as increased requests for our services. These changes have severely impacted our bottom line particularly because we are still dedicated to providing the highest quality care and services possible for our animals. Now more than ever The Humane League of Lancaster County is in need of financial donations which will enable us to continue providing high quality services to the people and animals of Lancaster County.

    We rely mainly on YOU for our support and continued service to this community.

  • Directions

    “”If you have found a stray dog, cat, or other domesticated animal please read carefully“”

    If the animal is injured or appears sick please contact Pet Emergency Treatment Services (PETS) at (717) 295-7387

    or the Organization for the Responsible Care of Animals (ORCA) at (717) 397-8922.

    As of January 1, 2009, the Humane League of Lancaster County can no longer accept stray cats or stray dogs from the townships and boroughs listed below.  If you have found a stray in one of these areas, please contact the appropriate number for animal control services.

    If you have found a stray cat or dog in Lancaster County that was found in a township or borough that is not listed in the table below, please bring the animal to the Humane League during stray dog and cat admission hours. (Hours and driving directions appear below.)

      The Humane League cannot accept stray cats or dogs from the following areas:

    LocationName of Contact Contact Number
    Bart TwpTownship Office(717) 786-2877
    Colerain TwpCall Dog Warden or State PoliceTravis Hess (717) 625-0057 or Dick Hess (717) 392-2692
    Conoy TwpTownship office or Dog Officer Deven More (717) 278-8542(717) 367-4927 or (717) 367-4991
    Drumore TwpTownship Office(717) 548-2660
    East Drumore TwpDog WardenTravis Hess (717) 625-0057 or Dick Hess (717) 392-2692
    Ephrata BoroEphrata Police
    Ephrata TwpEphrata Police
    Fulton TwpTownship Office(717) 548-3514
    Leacock TwpTownship Office, ask for Frank Howe(717) 768-8585
    Little Britain TwpTownship office(717) 529-2373 ext. 1
    New Providence TwpUnknownUnknown
    Parkesburg Boro Boro Office (610) 857-2616 or (610) 857-3535
    Providence TwpTownship Office(717) 786-7596
    Rapho TwpTownship Office(717) 665-3827
    Sadsbury TwpTownship Office(610) 593-6796
    Salisbury TwpDog WardenTravis Hess (717) 625-0057 or Dick Hess (717) 392-2692
    Washington BoroBoro Office (717) 653-2046

    Shelter Hours  

    Day
    Shelter Hours
    Stray Dog and Cat Admission Hours**
    Monday
    12-6PM
    9AM-6PM
    Tuesday
    12-7PM
    9AM-7PM
    Wednesday
    CLOSED
    9AM-4PM
    Thursday
    12-7PM
    9AM-7PM
    Friday
    12-5PM

    9AM-5PM

    Saturday and Sunday
    10AM-5PM
    9AM-5PM

    Directions to Shelter

    The Humane League of Lancaster is easily accessible and is located just east of Lancaster City on Route 30.

    Humane League of Lancaster County
    2195 Lincoln Hwy. East
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    www.humaneleague.com
    (717) 393-6551

    From York and Points West: Take Route 30 East toward Lancaster.  Continue East on Route 30 past the exit for Park City Mall.  Take the Lincoln Highway exit and make a Left at the traffic light in front of the WalMart.  You will now be continuing East on Route 30, which is Lincoln Highway.  Continue East past the K-Mart shopping center on your Right.  After you pass the WaWa gas station on your Right, you will continue straight through one more traffic light and pass Superior Homes (a mobile home manufacturer) on your Left.  The Humane League of Lancaster County will be on the Left, immediately after Gish’s Furniture Store.  If you hit the traffic light at the entrance to the Tanger outlets, you have gone too far.

    From Ephrata, Reading, and Points Northeast: Take Route 222 South toward Lancaster.  Stay in the Left hand lane to pick up Route 30 East headed towards Philadelphia.  Merge onto Route 30 East and continue straight. Take the Lincoln Highway exit and make a Left at the traffic light in front of the WalMart.  You will now be continuing East on Route 30, which is Lincoln Highway.  Continue East past the K-Mart shopping center on your Right.  After you pass the WaWa gas station on your Right, you will continue straight through one more traffic light and pass Superior Homes (a mobile home manufacturer) on your Left.  The Humane League of Lancaster County will be on the Left, immediately after Gish’s Furniture Store.  If you hit the traffic light at the entrance to the Tanger outlets, you have gone too far.

    From Elizabethtown, Hershey, and Harrisburg: Follow Route 283 East toward Lancaster.  Stay in the left hand lane to merge onto Route 30 East toward Philadelphia.  Continue East on Route 30.  Take the Lincoln Highway exit and make a Left at the traffic light in front of the WalMart.  You will now be continuing East on Route 30, which is Lincoln Highway.  Continue East past the K-Mart shopping center on your Right.  After you pass the WaWa gas station on your Right, you will continue straight through one more traffic light and pass Superior Homes (a mobile home manufacturer) on your Left.  The Humane League of Lancaster County will be on the Left, immediately after Gish’s Furniture Store.  If you hit the traffic light at the entrance to the Tanger outlets, you have gone too far.

    From Quarryville and Points South: Take Rt 272 or Rt 222 North toward Lancaster City.   At the Kendig Square Shopping Center in Willow St, those traveling on Rt 222 will turn Right and continue into Lancaster City; those traveling on Rt 272 will continue straight into Lancaster City.

    Route 222 becomes Queen St.  At the Square in lancaster City, turn Right onto King St.  Follow King St out of Lancaster City.  King St will become Lincoln Highway, also known as Route 30.  Continue straight past the Wal Mart on your Right.  After you pass the WaWa gas station on your Right, you will continue straight through one more traffic light and pass Superior Homes (a mobile home manufacturer) on your Left.  The Humane League of Lancaster County will be on the Left, immediately after Gish’s Furniture Store.  If you hit the traffic light at the entrance to the Tanger outlets, you have gone too far.

    From Chester County and Points East: Take Route 30 West toward Lancaster.  As you enter the Lancaster area, you will pass the Rockvale Outlets on your Right hand side.  Continue straight on Route 30 West, also known as Lincoln Highway. You will come to a traffic light at the entrance to the Tanger outlets (on your Left) and a Sonic Restaurant (on your Right).  Continue Straight though this traffic light.  Get into the right hand lane.  The Humane League of Lancaster is almost immediately after this light on the Right hand side.  If you come to Superior Homes (a mobile home manufacturer), you have gone too far.

     

  • 24th Annual Tailwagger’s Trot

    Thank You For a Won­der­ful 24th Annual Tailwagger’s Trot

    We would like to thank every­one who made the Tailwagger’s Trot a huge suc­cess! The weather was fan­tas­tic for the one mile Trot around Buchanan Park, but that was just the start to an amaz­ing day! At noon the days fes­tiv­i­ties began! This included a wide range of crafts peo­ple, ven­dors, and ani­mal res­cue groups: Heav­enly Talks with Cyn­thia, Oscars Pet Resort, Krei­der Farms, Cocker Spaniel Adop­tion Cen­ter, K-9 and Friends Bak­ery, Joys Salty Dog Saloon, Lan­caster County Cat Res­cue, Ruff Ruff Reuse, Classy Glass Shop, Buster’s Bis­cuit Pantry, United Against Puppy Mills, Wil­low Street Pic­tures, United Dis­abil­i­ties Services/Service Dogs, Lori Luck­en­baugh pet prod­ucts, Taste­fully Sim­ple, ItWorks, Rais­ing Aid for Dogs at Risk, Thirty-One Gifts, For Every Home, Dog­gies for Dia­betes, and Bom Bed­ers were just a few!

    After the Trot many of our trot­ters found them­selves tempted by the deli­cious smells of french fries, fun­nel cakes, ham­burg­ers and more! There were smiles and lots of antic­i­pa­tion as hun­gry trot­ters waited in line for the food ven­dors, which included Snack Attack Vend­ing, J.R.‘s Brisket, Naters Taters, Urban Olive, Gram­mies Kitchen, Showal­ter Con­ces­sions (Dutch County Concessions)!

    We are work­ing hard to make sure all of the funds raised at the Tailwagger’s Trot are being processed quickly and cor­rectly. As soon as all the dona­tions are processed we will post the 2013 Top Trot­ters, Top Packs, and the total amount raised! Remem­ber all pro­ceeds go to the Ani­mal Res­cue Fund! Also, don’t for­get to scroll down the page and view our 2013 Trot Sponsors!

    Meet Choxie, the Queen of the Trot

    Hi! My name is Choxie and I am so excited and hon­ored to rep­re­sent the Humane League of Lan­caster County as the queen of the 24th Annual Tailwagger’s Trot! Besides being a ridicu­lously adorable (and hum­ble) lit­tle Doxie, I am also a for­mer res­i­dent of the Humane League. I was able to find a lov­ing for­ever home and it’s all because of the sup­port of gen­er­ous ani­mal lovers, like you!

    I may be the queen now, but life hasn’t always given me the royal treat­ment. I was born in one of those places where vis­i­tors aren’t allowed and then I was shipped away to a ken­nel to be sold. My cute­ness worked like a charm though and a very nice lady soon brought me home. But after just a few short days, a fam­ily mem­ber fell ill. With a heavy heart and a face full of tears, the nice lady brought me to the Humane League. I wasn’t sad for too long because I met my for­ever fam­ily the next day. It was love at first sight for all of us. My life seemed pretty per­fect, but before my sec­ond birth­day, my past caught up with me. Because of my poor breed­ing, I devel­oped a very rare blad­der stone. I had to endure surgery, a long recov­ery and many trips to the vet but it’s now been almost a year since my surgery, and I finally have a clean bill of health! My par­ents will always have to work to keep me healthy, but they tell me I’m worth it. I am so happy that the Humane League was not only there for my first owner when she needed place to turn, but they also helped me find a for­ever fam­ily who treats me like the queen I am.

    Behind every shel­ter animal’s cute and cud­dly face, there’s a story. By sup­port­ing the 24th Annual Tail Wagger’s Trot, you have the abil­ity to turn that story into a happy ending.

    A Recap of the Trot in 2012

    A spe­cial thank you to every­one who trot­ted, vol­un­teered, or spon­sored this event. All pro­ceeds from the Tailwagger’s Trot go to the Ani­mal Res­cue Fund.  Each year the Humane League receives hun­dreds of home­less ani­mals who are in des­per­ate need of med­ical atten­tion and care. The Ani­mal Res­cue Fund allows the Humane League to meet the needs of these ani­mals. Thank you for your support!

    A very spe­cial thank you to every­one who par­tic­i­pated in this year’s Tailwagger’s Trot. This year we raised $81,000 for the Ani­mal Res­cue Fund!

    Top Trot­ters from 2012!

    1. Sue Kirch­ner — $2576
    2. Sheryl Whet­stone — $1760
    3. Bar­bara & Vern Wright — $1090

    Top Packs from 2012!

    1. Heroes for Harold — $3715
    2. DogSports — $3653.37
    3. The Muddy Paws Gang — $3357

    What is the Tailwagger’s Trot?

    The Tailwagger’s Trot is our biggest fundrais­ing event of the year! Peo­ple from all over get pledges from their fam­ily, friends, neigh­bors, etc. and come together to trot for our community’s home­less ani­mals. Most peo­ple trot with their dogs, but we have also had peo­ple trot with their cats in strollers, their pet rat in a cozy car­rier, or their fer­ret rid­ing on their shoul­der. Last year, we even had some­one trot with their pet goat! The Trot starts at Clip­per Sta­dium and ends at Buchanan Park, where there will be family-friendly fun, enter­tain­ment, food ven­dors, and arts & crafts!

  • Become A Foster Parent

    Ani­mals who are too young or too sick to be placed up for adop­tion find refuge with our fos­ter care fam­i­lies. Fos­ter homes also pro­vide a safe haven for ani­mals who have been neglected or abused and are being held as evi­dence in ongo­ing court cases. Ani­mals who are part of our fos­ter care pro­gram ben­e­fit from the indi­vid­u­al­ized atten­tion that they receive in a home envi­ron­ment. The Humane League cur­rently has over 100 active fos­ter fam­i­lies who pro­vide care for nearly 800 ani­mals each year. Each ani­mal who is part of our unique fos­ter care pro­gram is one more home­less pet who has a sec­ond chance at find­ing a lov­ing and per­ma­nent home.

    If you would like more infor­ma­tion about our fos­ter care pro­gram or if you are inter­ested in becom­ing a fos­ter par­ent, please email foster@humaneleague.com.

    Con­nect with other fos­ter fam­i­lies and sup­port­ers on our Fos­ter Care Face­book page!

    New! Join Our Fos­ter to Home Program

    Designed to help those ani­mals who do not do well in a tra­di­tional shel­ter set­ting, the Fos­ter to Home Pro­gram will remove dogs and cats from the often stress­ful shel­ter envi­ron­ment and place them into fos­ter homes where their indi­vid­ual needs can be met. In addi­tion, the Fos­ter to Home Pro­gram will enlist fos­ter par­ents to act as adop­tion agents so that the ani­mal never has to return to the shel­ter and can tran­si­tion from the fos­ter home directly into life with his or her newly adopted fam­ily.  For more infor­ma­tion, read the detailed pro­gram descrip­tion (PDF).

    FOSTER TO HOME PROGRAM CONTACT

    foster@humaneleague.com or (717) 393-6551 ext. 230

  • An Extraordinary Way to Raise Money for the Animal Rescue Fund

    Thank You to Every­one Who Gave a Lit­tle Extra on Novem­ber 30th! Because You Gave, $20,400 was raised for the Ani­mal Res­cue Fund!

    From every­one at the Humane League we would like to say “Thank You” for sup­port­ing our orga­ni­za­tion through the Lan­caster County Com­mu­nity Foundation’s Extra­or­di­nary Give! We are so grate­ful for the strong sup­port we received from the com­mu­nity, and the amaz­ing gen­eros­ity of all of the donors who stepped for­ward on Novem­ber 30th to make our com­mu­nity a bet­ter place! Because of sup­port­ers like you, $20,400 was raised to sup­port the Ani­mal Res­cue Fund!

    Thank you so much for giv­ing some­thing extra to our ani­mals, that addi­tional gift means a world of dif­fer­ence to a kit­ten who needs med­i­cine, or a dog in need of sur­gi­cal care. Because you gave a lit­tle EXTRA, Extra­or­di­nary Things Will Happen!

    Thank You!

    Join the Humane League of Lan­caster for One Day of Extra­or­di­nary Give and Help Us Raise Money for the Ani­mal Res­cue Fund!

    The Humane League of Lan­caster County is pleased to announce that it will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Lan­caster County Com­mu­nity Foundation’s Extra­or­di­nary Give this Novem­ber 30th!

    The Extra­or­di­nary Give is being hosted by the Lan­caster County Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion (LCCF) and the event is intended to raise the level of knowl­edge about com­mu­nity ben­e­fit orga­ni­za­tions, such as the Humane League of Lan­caster County. This will be Lan­caster County’s first 24-hour online giv­ing chal­lenge. On Novem­ber 30th, donors can give online through Extra​Give​.Org and choose a Lan­caster County orga­ni­za­tion, like the Humane League, to receive their donations.

    The LCCF will increase the community’s giv­ing with a $250,000 stretch pool, as well as $50,000 in addi­tional prizes for orga­ni­za­tions. There are a vari­ety of prizes given to those orga­ni­za­tions who, for exam­ple, receive the most dona­tions ear­li­est in the give and those who receive the most indi­vid­ual gifts.

    Each orga­ni­za­tion receiv­ing dona­tions through the Extra­or­di­nary Give will receive a per­cent­age of the $250,000 stretch pool. For exam­ple, if the Humane League raises 10% of the daily total, we will receive 10% of the $250,000, as well as other pos­si­ble prizes! All dona­tions raised for the HLLC, will go to the HLLC’s Ani­mal Res­cue Fund!

    Your EXTRA gift can help us save more lives by mak­ing it pos­si­ble for us to pro­vide med­ical care to the sick and injured pets who enter our shel­ter. We are will­ing to go the EXTRA mile for them, but we need your help to make it possible!

    On Novem­ber 30th Join Joe Hess for Extraordinary Fun!

    Meet HLLC Events Coor­di­na­tor, Joe Hess, on Novem­ber 30th, the night of Extra­or­di­nary Give! He will be vis­it­ing a vari­ety of restau­rants through­out the evening to accept your gen­er­ous Extra Ordi­nary Give dona­tions! He will be at Fenz Restau­rant 5pm to 6pm, Greenfield Restau­rant and Bar 6pm to 7pm, and  Annie Bailey’s from 7pm to 10pm!  Ma(i)son will be pro­mot­ing the Extra­or­di­nary Give, too!  There will be com­put­ers on site at all loca­tions,  so your trans­ac­tion can be done on the spot. As a thank you for your dona­tion, you will receive a coupon for 15% off your next check at any of the four restau­rants (valid 1-1-13 through 1-31-13 Mon­day  through Thurs­day for up to four guests, exclud­ing alco­hol) and you will get a free HLLC t-shirt, while sup­plies last!

    Your EXTRA gift can help us save more lives by mak­ing it pos­si­ble for us to pro­vide med­ical care to the sick and injured pets who enter our shel­ter. We are will­ing to go the EXTRA mile for them, but we need your help to make it possible!

    An Extra­or­di­nary Gift

    When you donate on Novem­ber 30th to the Humane League through the Lan­caster County Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, the Humane League will give you a free t-shirt! It is our way of say­ing thanks!

    You will receive a free t-shirt for each indi­vid­ual dona­tion made on Novem­ber 30th dur­ing the Extra­or­di­nary Give. Please bring proof of dona­tion to the Humane League from Novem­ber 30th to Decem­ber 15th to claim your t-shirt (while sup­plies last). Thanks and happy giving!

    Gary’s Extra­or­di­nary Story

     

    Gary came to the Humane League from a hoard­ing sit­u­a­tion. This hand­some young kit­ten­was under­weight and ill. His eyes were swollen and painful from con­junc­tivi­tis and he had trou­ble breath­ing because of an upper res­pi­ra­tory infection.He spent almost two months on med­ica­tion and lots of time rest­ing and recov­er­ing from his ill­nesses. Today, he is a happy, friendly, and ener­getic young man! Best of all, Gary was adopted and now has a home of his own!

    The HLLC was able to go the EXTRA mile for Gary, because of donors like you! Please con­sider, mak­ing a dona­tion on Nov. 30!

    Flower’s Extra­or­di­nary Story

    This sweet lit­tle lady was found limp­ing along the streets of Lan­caster. She was brought to the HLLC where the vet­eri­nary team dis­cov­ered that she could not bear weight on her right rear leg and her abdomen was firm and extended.

    After blood tests and x-rays, it was deter­mined that Flower would need surgery for her right rear knee and antibi­otics for the infec­tion in her abdomen, which was more than likely caused by a failed preg­nancy. Flower came through surgery with fly­ing col­ors. She is cur­rently stay­ing with a fos­ter fam­ily while she com­pletes post-surgery phys­i­cal ther­apy. Then she will be ready for a for­ever fam­ily of her own!

    The HLLC was able to go the EXTRA mile for Flower, because of donors like you! Please con­sider, mak­ing a dona­tion on Nov. 30!

    Extra­or­di­nary Give At A Glance!

    What It Is:

    Lan­caster County’s First 24-hour Online Giv­ing Challenge.

    The Extra­or­di­nary Give will be the Largest Sin­gle Day of Giv­ing in Lan­caster County.

    On Novem­ber 30, they’re going the EXTRA mile for our com­mu­nity. On that day, visit Extra​Give​.org, make a dona­tion and they’ll stretch your dol­lars with their own $250,000 con­tri­bu­tion. Plus $50,000 in addi­tional prizes for orga­ni­za­tions and donors.

     How It Works:

    1. On Novem­ber 30, visit Extra​Give​.org from your com­puter, smart phone or device.
    2. Visit the pages of nearly 200 local orga­ni­za­tions and learn how their work impacts Lan­caster County.
    3. Make an online dona­tion (min­i­mum $25) to an orga­ni­za­tion (or sev­eral organizations!)
    4. Each orga­ni­za­tion then receives a per­cent­age of the $250,000 stretch pool. So, if an orga­ni­za­tion raises 5% of the day’s total dona­tions, they will receive 5% of the stretch pool. Plus any EXTRA money from the $50,000 in prizes!
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