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.
To trace a dog license, call the County Treasurer’s Office:
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