REGULATIONS are outlined under Lancaster Township Ordinance No. 02 of 1992–click here.
Stray/Lost DOGS – Residents should contact:
ORCA (Organization for Responsible Care of Animals, Inc.)
Physical address: 401 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Mailing address: 610 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Ph: (717) 397-8922 (Animal Alert Hotline; 24/7)
ORCA is responsible for picking up stray dogs in Lancaster Township, and transporting them to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, subject to the following conditions:
- The stray dog must be confined or under someone’s control before ORCA will pick it up. The exception to this would be a vicious dog that is a threat to you or other animals.
- An ORCA emergency will take precedence over a stray pickup.
- Residents can call the Manheim Township Police non-emergency number (717) 664-1180 for a persistent, nuisance barking dog, or a vicious dog.
To trace a dog license, call the:
County Treasurer’s Office