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December 10, 2017

Dear LASS Members,

Thank you for all the love and care that many of you have given to the animals at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter. Many lives were saved this year and, in my opinion, there is no greater gift.
I want to wish all of you and your families a wonderful Holiday Season with much joy and love.

Happy Tails!

Arlene McCarthy

Wednesday, January 14, 2026


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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Dog Found in Sun City Carolina Lakes

This beautiful dog was found wandering in Sun City Carolina Lakes.  She is being kept warm and safe in the home of LASS President, Arlene McCarthy.  Please contact her if you know who this sweet dog belongs to. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Due the extreme cold this week, the shelter requested blankets for the animals.  Kudos to Sue White, Maria Sullivan, Janine Gross, and Denise Townsend who stepped up to the plate and donated this load of blankets.  

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We are Deeply Grateful!

Kristen Blanchard, vice-president of NutraMax Laboratories in Lancaster,  just dropped off donations for LASS - $2000 from NutraMax and $1000 from Kristen and her husband James!  We are so grateful for this holiday blessing!

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cats and Kittens in Desperate Need of Adoption!

Beautiful cats and kittens at Petsense in Lancaster need homes.
If necessary, adoption fee will be waived

Lola. Sweet, loveable, affectionate cat needs good home. She is spayed. If necessary, will wave adoption fee. See her at Petsense in Lancaster.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Thanks to Diane Rashall for sharing this update.  It's great to see these LASS success stories!

Dory was found half-submerged in a pond by Animal Control. She was very weak when brought to Shelter; could barely stand. Dochas n Gra, a sanctuary rescue in Chesterfield County, took Dory. LASS paid $150 toward her vetting. She was diagnosed with severe arthritis of the hips and knees and is in Rimadyl.. She is now able to walk and is safe and loved.

Jasmine was found with her six puppies by Animal Control in the deep woods. She was very thin and her tail was cut so badly that the broken bone was visible.
LASS sponsored $200 towards her surgery. She and her pups have rescue.

Addy and her pup were strays. Addy had two strikes against her, even though she is the sweetest gal ever. She is a heart worm-positive pit bull. LASS sponsored $150 toward her treatment and both Addy and her pup Ashley were adopted.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall Raffle 2017 Was a Huge Success!

Pat Will with photos of our "Happy Tails" success stories.
Thanks to the generosity of SCCL residents and visitors to the community, our 2017 raffle was a huge success!  We made $962 from the raffle and received $292 in the donation jar!!!! Additional funds were brought in from the sale of LASS t-shirts.  

And the best news of all, THREE cats found there forever homes during our time at The Lodge!!

There are still short sleeve t-shirts available at $15 and more can be ordered. Long-sleeve shirts are also available at $20 by special order. All shirts can be ordered with "dog" or "cat" wording on the back.

County Bloodhound, Bandit, came to visit.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

LASS Participated in Rescue Mission for 59 Kittens

59 kittens heading north!

LASS  and some volunteers from Lancaster fostered all these kittens. Sharon Sapp and Suzanne Mitchel made arrangements with a rescue in Washington 
D. C. to get them to PetSmarts. Nineteen were returned for varlous reasons. But our LASS volunteers will help organize another rescue mission soon. Nadine, Irene,  Barbara Z., Arlene M, Lynn and Patti Sinclair particapated in the fostering. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Saddler the Survivor Has Been Rescued

Saddler the survivor is in New Jersey thanks to rescue Angel Suzanne Coculo and Burlington County Animal Alliance. He came into the Shelter in the midst of the Distemper outbreak after being hit by a car. LASS paid $200. toward his vet appt and after a foot cast and treatment for road rash he was boarded at Sandy Crest til yesterday.

Fittingly he was the first dog to use the LASS Kennel also.
Thank you LASSies for saving this sweetheart!

-Diane Rashall
-------------------------------------------- 6/26/17 - Saddler Update
Saddler was in a high kill shelter and out of time, when we received an email begging for his life and telling us how wonderful he was and how he was overlooked because he is a black dog, etc, etc. He was a favorite of one of the volunteers who works so hard every day to save the dogs, so we knew we had to save him.   The day he arrived, his family was there to meet him at petsmart and it was love at first sight.  Saddler's dad sent us this note:
We absolutely love him. He is so good and great with the kids. He never leaves their side. He loves his new bed and playing with the neighbor dogs in the yard. I cant believe we lucked out with such a great dog.
Happy life boy!!!
- Diane Rashall