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Lancaster County Pet A Publication for Pet and Animal Information in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Our main goal is to provide a rich source of information on pet health, care, training and everything else out there we find valuable for pet owners to know about.

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What being a cat- or dog-person says about you
04/02/2021
What being a cat- or dog-person says about you

What being a cat- or dog-person says about you

Are you a cat person, or a dog person? The answer to this age-old question could reveal a little bit about your personality, some research shows.

04/01/2021
March 31 - Sally the Bald Eagle

March 31 - Sally the Bald Eagle

Bald eagles are considered to be raptors, which means they are birds of prey! 🦅 Learn more about our bald eagle, Sally, by watching this week’s livestream: ...

Wouldn't be great to have more of these signs? The heat will be here soon enough and paws are precious.
04/01/2021

Wouldn't be great to have more of these signs? The heat will be here soon enough and paws are precious.

Raven Ridge Wildlife Center
04/01/2021

Raven Ridge Wildlife Center

We received a call today from WIN that a red tailed hawk was found on a farm burned and not able to fly. The farmer had called the PA Game Commissions who then contacted WIN ( wildlife in need ). The finder was able to get the hawk into a box until a WIN volunteer arrived.

This hawk has severe feather damage and has also suffers from 1st degree burns to her delicate skin. She is very uncomfortable and is currently resting after administering fluids, pain medications and antibiotics. She will be in rehabilitation for a very long time, as we need to wait for her to molt and see if there is any permanent feather and or follicle damage that would prohibit her from flying again.

This type of injury is usually from a burner of a factory or utility company, that has high heat coming from the stacks and the birds do not realize the high degree of heat until its too late. After studying the area the hawk was found was not far from a power plant that might have been the area the incident occurred.

The hawk did have a band on her leg and we were able to find additional information about her. ~ Date banded: 09/17/2013 Banding Location: WILLOW HILL, FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, USA Age: HATCHED IN 2013. We will keep you posted on her progress and we hope she will be able to make a full recovery.

03/31/2021
03/30/2021

Have we told you all how much we love you?

03/30/2021
Raven Ridge Wildlife Center
03/30/2021

Raven Ridge Wildlife Center

Did you know Opossums;

THEY SLOW THE SPREAD OF LYME DISEASE
Even if possums aren’t the cutest creatures in the forest, they should be a welcome addition to your backyard. Unlike other mammals that carry ticks, and therefore spread Lyme Disease, possums gobble up 90 percent of the ticks that attach to them. According to the National Wildlife Federation, a single possum consumes 5000 of the parasites per tick season. That means the more possums that are in your area, the fewer tricks you’ll encounter.

THEY’RE IMMUNE TO MOST SNAKE VENOM.
While most animals look at a snake and see danger, a possum sees its next meal. The animals are immune to the venom of nearly every type of snake found in their native range, the one exception being the coral snake. Possums take advantage of this adaptation by chowing down on snakes on a regular basis.

Researchers have been trying to harvest possums’ antivenom powers for decades. A few years ago, a team of scientists made progress on this front when they recreated a peptide found in possums and found that mice given the peptide and rattlesnake venom were successfully protected from the venom’s

THEY ALMOST NEVER GET RABIES.
While possums aren’t totally immune to rabies (a few cases have been documented), finding a specimen with the disease is extremely unlikely. Marsupials like possums have a lower body temperature than the placental mammals that dominate North America—in other words, their bodies don’t provide a suitable environment for the virus.

THEY’RE CONSTANTLY SELF-GROOMING.
Thanks to their whole acting-and-smelling-like-a-corpse routine, opossums aren’t known as the most sanitary animals in nature. But they take cleanliness seriously: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife writes that possums, like housecats, use their tongue and paws to groom themselves frequently and thoroughly. Possums largely lack sweat glands, and this behavior is believed to help them cool down. It also has the added effect of rendering them odorless (when they’re not secreting stinky predator-repellant, that is)

THEY CAN’T CHOOSE WHEN THEY PLAY DEAD.
Perhaps the most famous characteristic of the opossum is its tendency to play dead in front of predators. When the animal experiences intense fear in the face of danger, it seizes up and flops to the ground where it can remain for hours staring blankly ahead and sticking out its tongue. It’s an impressive defensive mechanism, but its effectiveness can’t be chalked up to the possum’s acting skills. Possums have no control over when they play dead or for how long they do it: The comatose-like state is an involuntary reaction triggered by stress.

How to Prepare Pets for Your Return to the Office
03/29/2021
How to Prepare Pets for Your Return to the Office

How to Prepare Pets for Your Return to the Office

Many pets, especially those adopted during the pandemic, aren’t used to being left home alone regularly. A vet explains what owners can do to relieve the stress.

12 Tips on How to Attract Cardinals to Your Yard (2021) | World Birds
03/29/2021
12 Tips on How to Attract Cardinals to Your Yard (2021) | World Birds

12 Tips on How to Attract Cardinals to Your Yard (2021) | World Birds

Everyone loves to see Cardinals at their feeder. They can be both beautiful and fun to watch, but knowing how to attract Cardinals to your yard can be trickier than you think. There are things you can do to make your yard more attractive. The nice thing about Cardinals is that they don’t migrate, ...

Love Snoopy!
03/29/2021

Love Snoopy!

LOVE a Pittie?
03/29/2021

LOVE a Pittie?

Uber cool hand illustrated tees! Created and handmade here in Lancaster, PA!
03/29/2021

Uber cool hand illustrated tees! Created and handmade here in Lancaster, PA!

Raven Ridge Wildlife Center
03/29/2021

Raven Ridge Wildlife Center

Thank you so much Cali for getting this little guy to us! Yes, its baby season for all animals, and the high winds we experienced in the area has increased intakes for lost and abandoned animals. Can you guess what species this is?

It is always a good idea when sending photos to us, to place an object near the animal so we are able to decipher age, species and size. This little fuzz ball was obviously to small to be on its own, and there was no possibly way to get back into the nest.

The baby will need to be hand fed every few hours until he learns to eat on his own. We do have foster/non release adults here that will be able to teach the survival skills and how to recognize its own kind. We will also be reaching out to other centers to see if we can get a baby this size to join him.

Raven Ridge Wildlife Center
03/29/2021

Raven Ridge Wildlife Center

So our mystery little ball of fuzz is a GREAT HORNED OWL.

This large owl is sometimes called the tiger of the air. It is an
adept aerial predator with powerful talons capable of crushing
the spinal column of prey larger than itself. The great horned
owl weighs up to 3.5 pounds, is 19 to 24 inches in length and
has a wingspan range of 3 feet to nearly 5 feet. Females are
slightly larger than males. A great horned owl has soft brown
plumage above, mottled with grayish-white; undersides of
light gray barred with dark; a “collar” of white feathers on
the upper breast; a rust-colored face; and prominent ear
tufts, the so-called horns, up to 2 inches long. Great horned
owls are often mobbed by crows and other birds because of
their predatory habits. The great horned owl is the night-time
equivalent of the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamai).

The great horned is known as the “hoot owl” for its call,
three to eight (usually five) deep, booming, uninflected
hoots: hoo-hoohoo hoo, given in a pattern somewhat like
a Morse code message and has great carrying power. The
hoot of the larger female is higher pitched than that of the
male due to her smaller syrinx. These owls hoot to stake
out territory and as part of the species’ mating activity. The
courtship of great horned owls extends from fall into early
winter, providing many nights of hooting serenades with pairs
dueting in synchronized hooting sessions. In Pennsylvania,
nesting females are on eggs in February and early March and
occasionally as early as late January. After fledging, the young
owls beg from their parents with a high-pitched call that
sounds somewhat like a barn owl’s call, but less raspy. These
night-time barking calls are sometimes given from prominent
posts like treetops and utility poles.

This owl is too young to fledge and we are not able to get him safely back into the nest, he will continue his journey in rehab until he is able to be released.

The Different Ways Your Puppy Talks to You
03/28/2021
The Different Ways Your Puppy Talks to You

The Different Ways Your Puppy Talks to You

Dogs can't talk, but they can certainly communicate! Learn about dog body language, what your dog is trying to tell you, and more.

03/28/2021
03/28/2021
03/28/2021
Tucker's Legacy Photography
03/27/2021

Tucker's Legacy Photography

As winter is winding down, enjoy these snowy photos of some gorgeous goldens! Not every pet parent is up for winter photos, but I am so glad this family was because this was so much fun!

The 20 most expensive pets to own
03/27/2021
The 20 most expensive pets to own

The 20 most expensive pets to own

From pint-sized pure-bred pooches to exotic snakes and tropical birds, a luxury pet can be a status symbol.

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Frankie wants to wish LCP a Merry Christmas and thank them for all the love this year.
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Happy Thanksgiving! From Madison, Makenna and Frankie!
Hi, this is Onyx she has had a rough start to life, she was homeless and pregnant. When Onyx went into labor something went wrong. Onyx was picked up by ORCA and given life saving surgery. Onyx and her kittens are happy and healthy now and need a loving forever home. If you would like to meet or adopt Onyx or one of her kittens please contact: ORCA 717-397-8922 OR Come in and meet them. (Babies will be ready in a few weeks)
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www.helphopelive.org/campaign/16123 Can this be shared to help me fundraise to get Ruby more professional training
Selling a female Chihuahua mixed for 300 shots and DE worming and will be potty trained
Brings a new meaning to cat tree! 😂
Found this doggie on our porch overnight...has a collar and Lancaster County tag but no address or phone #. Maple Grove Rd (Berks County) near racetrack. 484-256-2462.
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