Mission: Promote adoption of Trap Neuter Return as the preferred
strategy for humanely managing and reducing free-roaming cat
populations in south central Pennsylvania.

Organizational Goal:  Reduce existing unaltered free-roaming
domestic feline populations by 80 percent in south central
Pennsylvania by 2022.

Email:  contact@nobodyscats.org
Nobody’s cats are everybody’s cats.
Strategies & Resources:
The Nobody's Cats Foundation, PO Box 725, New Cumberland, PA 17070-0725
The very best thing you can do to help fight and prevent cruelty is to report it.
Educate yourself and act!

Pennsylvania state law protects domestic cats. Killing, maiming or disfiguring a domestic feline is
against the law under the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes specifically,
PA ST 18 Pa. CSA § 5511.  
This includes poisoning.


How to Report Animal Cruelty


IF YOU WITNESS ANIMAL CRUELTY IN PROGRESS, CALL 911.


Animal cruelty is a crime and has been repeatedly connected to domestic abuse, child neglect, and
other serious crimes. Don’t attempt to deal with the crime yourself. The police and other authorities
are there to serve the community; the sooner you report crime, the better.

Otherwise, identify the proper agencies or individuals for handling complaints in your area. Read the
tips below first to make sure you provide them with the most useful information possible.   If you
have witnessed the cruel act yourself, you can go to your local police and ask to swear out a warrant
to summon the accused person to court.


IF THE ANIMAL IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 911.


In Adams County, report animal cruelty to the Adams County SPCA Humane Department at 717-
334-8876 Extension 26 or email
ssheely@adamscountyspca.net.


In Cumberland County, report animal cruelty to the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, by
calling the Cruelty Department at 717-564-3320, extension 104; or the Cumberland Valley Animal
Shelter (Chambersburg) by calling 717-263-5791 or emailing
cvasofficer@cvas-pets.org.


In Dauphin County, report animal cruelty to the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, by calling
the Cruelty Department at 717-564-3320, extension 104.


In Franklin County, report animal cruelty to Antietam Humane Society (Waynesboro) by calling
717-762-9091; or the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter (Chambersburg) by calling 717-263-
5791 or emailing
cvasofficer@cvas-pets.org.  


In Lancaster County, report animal cruelty to the Humane League of Lancaster County by calling
717-393-6551, extension 229 or email
humanelawenforcement@humaneleague.com; or call ORCA
(The Organization for Responsibility and Care of Animals) by calling 717-397-8922.


In Lebanon County, report animal cruelty to the Lebanon County Humane Society by calling 717-
628-1369 or emailing
humaneofficer@lebanonhumane.org.


In Perry County, report animal cruelty to the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, by calling the
Cruelty Department at 717-564-3320, extension 104.


In York County, report cruelty to the York County SPCA Humane Officer at 717-764-6109. If the
animal is in immediate danger, call 911.


Help Humane Officers Investigate Cruelty By…

Providing a concise, factual statement of what you observed, giving dates and approximate times
and if possible providing a dated photo or video of the situation.

It is also helpful to provide similar reports from other witnesses.

Keeping a careful record of exactly whom you contact, the date of the contacts, and the content and
outcome of any discussions you have. Also keep copies of all materials you provide to any agency.

Following up if you don’t receive a response within a reasonable amount of time. Remember that all
of these agencies are short-staffed and in many cases cover large geographic areas, but if you feel
the case is not being properly investigated, present your information to the humane officer’s
supervisor and/or local officials such as your local supervisor or county commissioner.


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