Animal Abuse

To report suspected animal cruelty, contact:

The local municipal police department where the incident occurred


Pennsylvania State Police at 717-299-7650


Lancaster County Animal Coalition at


The Lancaster County District Attorney's tipline at:

IMPORTANT: Abuse in progress should be reported to respective police departments. The tipline does not offer immediate assistance or response.

Also, general complaints about a shelter or rescue group should not be sent to the tipline.
(Tips can be made anonymously.)

The Pennsylvania SPCA also has a tipline:

For tips involving large animals, contact LAPS (Large Animal Protection Society) at or


If this is an emergency (active crime being committed), please dial 911.

If this is NOT an emergency, please dial 717-664-1180.