REGULATIONS are outlined under Lancaster Township Ordinance No. 02 of 1992–click here.

ORCA (Organization for Responsible Care of Animals, Inc.)
Physical address: 401 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 397-8922 (Animal Alert Hotline; 24/7)

  • 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 at (717) 664-1180 for a persistent, nuisance barking dog, or a vicious dog.

Humane League of Lancaster County
2195 Lin­coln High­way East
Lan­caster, PA 17602
(717) 393-6551

Pennsylvania SPCA Lancaster Center
848 S. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 917-6979

Pet Pantry of Lancaster County
26 Millersville Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 983-8878
Facebook: Click here

To trace a dog license, call the County Treasurer’s Office:
 (717) 299-8222

Lancaster County Dog Warden:
Travis Hess, (717) 805-3442

PA State Dog Warden Supervisor for Lancaster County:
Megan Horst, (717) 418-0284

Rabies Information: (800) 232-4636
Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia