Feral Cat Program
Lollypop Farm is proud to now offer assistance to our community members committed to helping feral and un-owned cats.
Lollypop Farm has a goal that all cats in our community will have homes. One step in achieving this goal is working on behalf of the feral and un-owned cats. Lollypop Farm is assisting in the control of feral cat populations by endorsing the trapping of feral cats, and whenever possible, the use of Trap- Neuter- Release (TNR) Programs as our best option for aiding this population.
A TNR program involves humanely trapping a cat, spaying or neutering it, and returning the cat back to its home turf. Cats are trapped by the property-owners themselves, not by Lollypop Farm. Feral cats often live in colonies. Lollypop Farm will return a cat to a site that has a “colony caretaker,” or someone who is responsible for providing food, water, and basic shelter. Ongoing medical care is difficult to provide for feral cats, but we do expect caretakers to take appropriate steps if a cat is observed with a serious injury (such as a broken leg) or other severe medical condition.
For those interested in becoming a colony caretaker and helping out feral and un-owned cats, the clinic at Lollypop Farm is offering spay/neuter services. Through the Feral Cat Program, cats seen by the Lollypop Farm Clinic are spayed or neutered, given a rabies and distemper vaccine, and are ear-tipped to indicate that they have been surgically altered. The fee for these services is $40. You can also have the cat(s) tested for Feline Leukemia and given a de-worm and de-flea control for additional costs.
Please note that surgeries are done by appointment only. To make an appointment please call 585-223-1330 ext.190 or via email.