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    Programs that investigate reports of cruelty to animals, intervene in these situations and, when warranted, remove animals who have been abused or neglected and initiate legal proceedings against abusive owners.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Animal Cruelty/Abuse ReportingThe Humane Society employs a trained Humane Police Officer to thoroughly investigate and, if possible prosecute, offenders to the fullest extent of the law regarding any crime committed against animals. DauphinHumane Society Harrisburg Area Inc.Humane Society Harrisburg Area Inc.
    Animal Rescue League of Berks CountyAnimal shelter Services include: - Adoption - Dog Licenses - Trap Neuter Return for feral cats - Humane Education/Animal Care - Humane Investigation - Lost and found pets - Surrender an animal - Veterinary services (end of life, spay/neuter) - Birthday partiesBerksAnimal Rescue League of Berks CountyAnimal Rescue League of Berks County
    Center for Animal Health and WelfareNo-kill shelter provides a safe and healthy environment for animals. Services include adoptions, a foster program, and a low-cost spay/neuter program. Volunteer opportunities are available -- volunteers, age 12-17, must be accompanied by a parent. Donations of animal care items and pet food are accepted anytime. NorthamptonCenter for Animal Health and WelfareCenter for Animal Health and Welfare
    Chester County SPCA - Community Service ProgramCommunity Service Program/Chester County SPCA was designed to promote the welfare and humane treatment of animals and to be an advocate on behalf of animals.Chester*Main Site (Chester County SPCA)Chester County SPCA
    City of Lancaster - Bureau of PoliceCity police that is responsible for enforcing all laws and ordinances. Community Policing and Crime Prevention: Occurs within 12 districts of the City of Lancaster. Community police officers will act as a liaison between community leaders and police and work to solve problems specific to their neighborhoods. Services beyond those of normal enforcement procedures include: - Participation in school workshops - Community resource programs - Safety programs for students - Counseling, upon request, for students considered at risk for legal involvement Animal Law Enforcement: City Dog Law Enforcement Officer picks up stray dogs and other animals, enforces city animal control regulations and investigates incidents involving animal bites. Issues temporary no parking signs. Issuing business licenses: For pawnbrokers, antique or second-hand dealers, junk dealers or recycling centers, vendors or peddlers and transient merchants LancasterCity of Lancaster - Bureau of PoliceCity of Lancaster - Department of Public Safety
    Cruelty/NeglectWe need the facts, so please provide us with as many details as you can: Address/location where you have observed the neglect or abuse. Situation – how many animals, types of animals, what did you observe. Suspect(s) name(s) if known If you can also provide the following, it will assist significant in the investigation: A concise, written, factual statement of what you observed—giving dates and approximate times whenever possible Photographs of the location, the animals in question and the surrounding area. However, please do not put yourself in danger! Do not enter another person’s property without permission, and exercise great caution around unfamiliar animals who may be frightened or in pain. If you can, provide law enforcement with the names and contact information of other people who have firsthand information about the abusive situation.LuzerneSPCA of Luzerne CountySPCA of Luzerne County
    Hillside SPCA, Inc.Hillside SPCA, Inc. provides temporary shelter and care for stray and unwanted animals, adoption and placement service, information on animal care and handling, and investigation and prosecution of cruelty and neglect complaints.SchuylkillHillside SPCA, Inc.Hillside SPCA, Inc.
    Humane Investigations-Bradford County Humane SocietyA Certified Humane Police Officer is employed to investigate cases of animal cruelty. This Humane Police Officer has the ability to cite individuals, prosecute, and obtain warrants if needed in regards to animal cruelty laws.BradfordHumane InvestigationsBradford County Humane Society
    Humane League of Lancaster CountyServices include: - Investigation of cruelty to animal complaints - Shelter for homeless, domestic animals - Adoption of animals who have no owners - Educational programs on animal care - Trap neuter return services for feral cats - Wellness Clinic-low cost, pet healthcare LancasterHumane League of Lancaster County, Inc.Humane League of Lancaster County, Inc.
    Humane Society of Lebanon County - Humane Law EnforcementTakes reports from Lebanon County residents of animal cruelty or neglect. Callers remain anonymous, all calls are investigated.LebanonHumane Society of Lebanon CountyHumane Society of Lebanon County
    Lancaster County District AttorneyThe District Attorney's office acts as a prosecuting service for the State. Attorneys prosecute persons charged with crimes by police and offer legal counsel to police departments only, not to private persons. The District Attorney serves on the Prison Board and chairs the Victim/Witness Policy Board. There are 28 Assistant District Attorneys with special areas of concentration, such as sexual assault, white collar crime, child abuse and domestic violence. In cooperation with state and local police, the District Attorney's Office administers the Lancaster County Drug Enforcement Task Force. The Task Force accepts and investigates reports of drug sales or trafficking through the use of a 24-hour toll-free hotline. The District Attorney's Office formed the Child Abuse Cadre to train representatives from area police departments to become specialists in investigating child abuse cases. Accept reports of animal abuse in Lancaster County via an email tipline. Anyone who sees evidence of animal cruelty is asked to send details on the situation to animalabuse@co.lancaster.pa.us Website where crime victims or witnesses can report a crime with the assurance of complete anonymity. www.victimpower.org NOT open to the public. Contact: Craig W. Stedman LancasterLancaster County District Attorney's Office - ProsecutionCounty of Lancaster
    Lehigh County Humane SocietyShelter provides a safe and healthy environment for animals. Services include adoptions, a foster program, animal vaccination clinics and a low-cost spay/neuter program. Also provides 24 hour rescue and emergency assistance to homeless animals in distress. Trained investigator checks out all reports of cruelty or abuse and prosecutes when warranted. Volunteer opportunities are available -- volunteers, age 12-17, must be accompanied by a parent. Donations of animal care items and pet food are accepted anytime. LehighLehigh County Humane SocietyLehigh County Humane Society
    Lycoming County SPCA - Animal ServicesThe Lycoming County SPCA is a locally run, full-service shelter and all contributions to the Lycoming County SPCA remain within our community to provide services such as shelter, emergency treatment, investigation and prosecution of cruelty or abuse complaints; pet spaying and neutering program for low-income families; adoption and counseling; education, outreach and humane care.LycomingLycoming County SPCALycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
    Organization for Responsible Care of AnimalsServices provided: - Animal Alert Hotline: A 24-hour hotline to provide information and referral for persons with animal concerns and problems - Aid to Animals in Distress: Will pick up ill or injured stray animals in a pet ambulance, and will provide veterinary care and foster care, when necessary. Investigates complaints of cruelty to animals; provides education to pet owners; and can prosecute pet owners for cruelty - Low-cost Spay/Neuter Program: A fixed price service for pet owners - Pet Placement/Referral Service: Matches persons who want a pet with persons trying to find homes for pets - Rabies Information: Provides information and referral to appropriate resourcesLancasterOrganization for Responsible Care of AnimalsOrganization for Responsible Care of Animals
    Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Clinton CountyThe Clinton County SPCA is made up of staff members, board members, and volunteer workers who are committed to caring for the needs of lost, hurt, or unwanted animals and to educating present and future pet owners on the responsibility of owning a pet. The shelter takes in stray or lost animals at no charge and accepts pet animals for a surrender fee. Once the animals are signed over to the shelter the staff takes on the responsibility of finding loving new homes or the owner of those animals that have been lost. ClintonClinton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsClinton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    S.P.C.A., Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To AnimalsCommunity service organization providing temporary shelter and care for stray and unwanted animals Adoption and placement service Safe pet program - provide or arrange for "temporary foster care" for pets of families displaced by catastrophe or domestic violence. Families must be referred by an agency such as American Red Cross, Access York or Hanover Safe Home program. Humane education program for schools and civic organizations Neuter/spay assistance for pets of families on limited incomes Information on animal care and handling Investigation and prosecution of cruelty and neglect complaints Chow for our pals progrm provides emergency pet food assistance to low income families. S.P.C.A. Youth Group - opportunities for youth ages 13-17 to volunteer by cleaning windows, planting flowers, cleaning and picking up trash. Volunteers also make bandanas for the dogs and cats and dog toys. YorkS.P.C.A., Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To AnimalsS.P.C.A., Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals

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