ANIMAL CONTROL/STRAYS2018-10-16T16:11:03+00:00

Humane Pennsylvania provides no animal control services.

If you require assistance with a found stray animal, please contact your municipality to determine who performs animal control in your area.

Any stray animal may be brought to the Humane Society of Berks County.  There is no fee to bring in a stray animal, but we suggest a donation of $25 at the time of drop off to help offset the cost of care for each animal.


To report a lost or found pet, submit the information online by clicking here, or call the Humane Society of Berks County at 610-921-2348 or the Humane League of Lancaster County at 717-393-6551.


Your pet is your responsibility!  License your dog now.  It’s the law and it may save your pet’s life.

View information and download Pennsylvania dog license applications.


What are feral cats?

Feral cats are not socialized to people. While they are socialized to their colony members and bonded to each other, they do not have that same relationship with people.

Why feral cats are not meant to be in shelters:

Feral cats are under socialized and not able to be handled. A feral cat is an adult cat who has either never had any contact with humans or their contact with humans has diminished over time. They are fearful of people and survives on their own outdoors. A feral cat is not likely to ever become a lap cat or enjoy living indoors. Unfortunately, feral cats do not allow themselves to be handled and are very limited to re-homing options. As result, feral cats are likely to be euthanized if picked up by animal control or brought to shelters. Therefore, it is in the cat’s best interest to continue to live outdoors.

Lancaster County Resources:

Pet Pantry of Lancaster County
Helping Hands for Animals

Berks County Resources: 
No Nonsense Neutering
Fairchild Foundation

Alley Cat Allies is another great resource!