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Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been helping animals and people since 1873. Support from the community enables over 115 staff members and more than 800 volunteers to care for around 10,000 homeless and abused animals each year. Lollypop Farm is the largest animal welfare organization in the Greater Rochester region and is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach, and the prevention of cruelty.

If you are a member of the media, please contact Ashley Zeh by email or phone (585) 223-1330 ext. 216.

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Press Releases


The Grey Muzzle Organization Awards $7,500 to Lollypop Farm
Date: August 11, 2020


Lollypop Farm Announces New Vision and Mission Statements
Date: August 5, 2020


Petco Foundation Awards $7,500 to Lollypop Farm
Date: July 22, 2020


Rochester Woman Facing Charges of Animal Abuse
Date: March 25, 2020


Lollypop Farm Temporarily Limiting Services in Response to Community Health Concerns
Date: March 15, 2020


Lollypop Farm Waiving Adoption Fees
Date: March 13, 2020


Lollypop Farm Pilots New Pet Sleepover Program
Date: November 26, 2019


Lollypop Farm Limiting Dog Admissions Due to Kennel Renovations
Date: September 12, 2019


The Grey Muzzle Organization Awards $7,500 to Lollypop Farm
Date: August 15, 2019


Lollypop Farm Launches Animal Crime Intervention Program
Date: June 19, 2019


A Paws for Improvement
Date: April 29, 2019


PetSmart Charities® Awards $30,000 To Lollypop Farm
Date: February 15, 2019


Webster Resident Arrested for Animal Cruelty
Date: February 14, 2019


​​Lollypop Farm delivers extraordinary care for thousands of community pets in need
Date: January 16, 2019


​​Hot Weather Alert for Pets from Lollypop Farm
Date: June 29, 2018


Keeping pets safe during a power outage
Date: March 10, 2017


Lollypop Farm Holds Dedication for New Equine Training and Rehabilitation Center
Date: October 27, 2016


Lollypop Farm Builds New Equine Training and Rehabilitation Arena to Boost Horse Adoptions
Date: June 23, 2016


ASPCA® Awards $125,000 to Lollypop Farm
Date: June 16, 2016


A Confluence of Compassion for Animals
Date: May 31, 2016


Lollypop Farm Raises $271,384 to Help Pets in Need
Date: April 16, 2016


Lollypop Farm Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Tails of Hope Telethon
Date: April 5, 2016


Lollypop Farm steps up fight against animal cruelty
Date: March 10, 2016


In The News


Dreading another virtual meeting? Invite a goat
Source: WXXI – Date: April 28, 2020


Your pets should be practicing social distancing, too
Source: Democrat & Chronicle – Date: April 10, 2020


Woman charged with animal abuse after injured dog found in basement
Source: 13WHAM – Date: March 25, 2020


Lollypop Farm shares tips for working at home with pets
Source: WHEC – Date: March 23, 2020


A positive for pets at Lollypop Farm amid pandemic
Source: WXXI – Date: March 19, 2020


Lollypop Farm trying to empty shelter amid coronavirus concerns
Source: Democrat & Chronicle – Date: March 13, 2020


Lollypop Farm seeking donations after taking in 22 dogs from Mississippi
Source: WHEC – Date: December 18, 2019


New sleepover program at Lollypop Farm
Source: WROC – Date: November 26, 2019


November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month
Source: WROC – Date: October 31, 2019


Lollypop Farm announces ‘Free Cat Day’
Source: WROC – Date: September 16, 2019


Lollypop Farm is limiting dog intakes for a month
Source: Democrat & Chronicle – Date: September 13, 2019


Lollypop Farm saddles up for equine obstacle course
Source: Fox Rochester – Date: July 9, 2019


Lollypop launches “Too Hot for Spot” campaign
Source: WROC – Date: July 6, 2019


Hot to keep your pets safe this Fourth of July
Source: Spectrum News – Date: July 4, 2019


Karen Stolt awarded Jerry Bennett Excellence in Volunteer Administration Award
Source: Rochester Business Journal – Date: July 3, 2019


Lollypop Farm Launches Animal Crime Intervention Program
Source: Spectrum News – Date: June 18, 2019


Pet bird missing for more than a year in Rochester back home
Source: Democrat and Chronicle – Date: June 17, 2019


New program aims to prevent animal abuse
Source: Fox Rochester – Date: June 17, 2019


A little goat playtime at Lollypop Farm
Source: WHEC – Date: May 30, 2019


Lollypop Farm updating dog kennels, will limit capacity
Source: 13WHAM – Date: April 29, 2019


Lollypop Farm Vice-President & COO retires after 30 years of service
Source: 13WHAM – Date: March 21, 2019


23rd Tails of Hope Telethon raises $387,994 for Lollypop Farm
Source: 13WHAM – Date: March 2, 2019


Lollypop Farm prepares for telethon
Source: Fox Rochester – Date: February 22, 2019


Webster woman facing animal cruelty charges
Source: WHEC – Date: February 14, 2019


Ruby-Gordon Donates Over $4500 To Local Charities
Source: PRNewswire – Date: January 25, 2019


Not just a walk in the park: Volunteer dog walkers help during snowstorm at Lollypop Farm
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Date: January 21, 2019


Lollypop Farm Rescues 7 Potbellied Pig
Source: Spectrum News Rochester – Date: January 9, 2019


This puppy was born with a selfie on her ear
Source: The Dodo – Date: February 21, 2017


Two sheep pulled from abuse give birth to surprise lambs at rescue that saved them
Source: People – Date: December 14, 2016


Help find a home for Java
Source: WHAM – Date: December 12, 2016


Animals allegedly abused at Westport farm find greener pastures
Source: Boston Globe – Date: December 9, 2016


Putnam: Hilton banker loops volunteering into daily life
Source: Democrat and Chronicle – Date: November 23, 2016


Lollypop Farm holds dedication for equine center
Source: Fairport-East Rochester Post – Date: November 3, 2016


New Indoor Equine Training and Rehab Center Dedicated at Lollypop Farm
Source: TWC News – Date: October 27, 2016


“Free Cat Day” at Lollypop Farm
Source: Democrat and Chronicle – Date: October 18, 2016