Animal Issues

ANIMAL ABUSEEmergency (active crime/abuse in progress), Dial 911NOT an emergency, call the police non-emergency number (717) 664-1180
CATSClick here for links to helpful information.Contacts listed are not endorsed by the township, and are being provided strictly as an informational resource.
DOGSREGULATIONS pertaining to dogs are outlined under the Lancaster Township Ordinance No. 02 of 1992–click here for detailsCall the police non-emergency number (717) 664-1180 for a persistent, nuisance barking dog, or a vicious dog.
ORCA (Organization for Responsible Care of Animals, Inc.) is responsible for picking up stray dogs in Lancaster TownshipPh: (717) 397-8922 (Animal Alert Hotline; 24/7)
Email: Orca.central@yahoo.com
Website: www.orcarescue.org
Dog LicenseTo obtain a dog license, go to: www.padoglicense.com

To trace a dog license, call County Treasurer’s Office at (717) 299-8222 or Central Control at (717) 299-4321.
Or contact:
Lancaster County Treasurer
150 N. Queen St., Suite 122
Lancaster, PA 17608
(717) 299-8222
Local Spay/Neuter ProgramsClick here for a list of links.Contacts listed are not endorsed by the township, and are being provided strictly as an informational resource.
Dead Deer
By law, the township public works crew is not permitted to pick up or dispose of dead deer.
Residents wishing to report a dead deer on the road need to call either PennDOT or the PA Game Commission, and provide them with the exact location (and any other pertinent information) to aide in their retrieval efforts. Click here for details.. PennDOT (717) 299-7621 or (800) 349-7623
. PA Game Commission Southeast Regional Office (610) 926-3136 or (610) 926-3137
Other Critters
The township public works crew is not responsible for the trapping, pickup, or disposal of animals, such as—Skunks, Raccoons, Groundhogs, Snakes, Mice, Bats, etc.  
Click here for a list of helpful links.Contacts listed are not endorsed by the township, and are being provided strictly as an informational resource.