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using excel to look up data

wiredemc12 asked
Last Modified: 2015-09-29
I have data that I would like to extract from another tab. The problem I have is there is characters in front of both sets of data. Is there a way to create a formula that will find the lookup even though there is miscellaneous data?
EX: I use Cow, Dog and Cat.
Sheet 1:

Sheet 2                                                                                      Column that i want to pull from
datadddcow some more data                                               a
dataddddddDog some more data                                        b
datadddaCat some more data                                               c
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