For the safety and wellbeing of our residents as well as that of the dogs, the department enforces "The Dog Law", which is a PA Statute, that dictated dogs must be confined to the owner property unless under the control of their owners.  Stray dogs are turned over to the Humane League of Lancaster County.  The owner may then claim their dogs there.  Owners are also subject to up to a $120.00 fee to the township and/or fine.