The primary function of the Lancaster county animal control is to assist the Lancaster county residents in solving problems with stray or unrestrained animals. To accomplish this goal, we can remove the animals or talk with owners and advise them of restraint law and work with them to secure animals. If this approach does not work, the owner of animal may be issued a citation to appear in court for not restraining animal. All animal control officers are sworn code enforcement officers, and can issue citations for violations of any county ordinance regarding animals.
Each year between 4,500 and 5,500 animals are surrendered by residents or picked up by officers. 80 percent of dogs and up to 94 percent of cats never make it out. Please keep this in mind the next time your animal has puppies/kittens and you surrender them.
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Presently there is a $10 adoption fee with $40 spay/neuter deposit that is refunded after required proof of spay/neuter is received. 501(c)3 Rescues presently have no pull fee
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