Rosie, a small black and white stray puppy rescued from the county animal shelter, napped in a padded puppy crate, flanked by people wearing red "I Love Animals" T-shirts.
Although oblivious to her surroundings, she was the reason that 32 people met at Jackson Shrine Club on Monday night. The discussion was about forming a Humane Society chapter in Lancaster County.
Organizer Bob Hunter stressed the need to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats in the county. He said most of the 5,146 animals brought to the county animal shelter in 2007 were euthanized.