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Keith Mohler, a voice for Pennsylvania animals, dies at 62

Keith Mohler, a towering figure in animal protection in Pennsylvania for a quarter century, died Tuesday of complications from lung cancer. He was 62. Mohler spent most of his career as a humane society police officer investigating cases of animal abuse in the stockyards, puppy mills and farms of Lancaster County.

I first met Keith many years ago when I made a visit at night to the New Holland Auction and discovered an ailing cow that was abandoned in the dead pile. I made a dozen calls before being referred to Keith. Despite being late on a Sunday, Keith had a veterinarian and the police out to the barn in a matter of 30 minutes and the cow was able to be saved. Keith will be missed by all who care about animals and most definitely all the animals in Lancaster County.