Fairport, N.Y. – On March 17, 2022, Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement investigators arrested Sharod Campbell (34) in connection with reports of dog abuse on Iroquois Street.
On February 20, 2022, witnesses on Iroquois Street reported a man repeatedly beating a dog with a stick in the face and side in an empty in-ground pool. The dog, a white brindle mixed breed with one blue and one brown eye, was brought to Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services and then transferred to Lollypop Farm to receive care for wounds received to the head and chest. Witnesses identified Campbell and the dog as those seen the day of the incident. Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement investigators have charged Campbell with overdriving, torturing, and injuring animals under section 353 of New York State’s agriculture and markets law.
“Any violence or inhumane treatment should not be acceptable in our society. Neither people nor animals should ever be victims of any type of abuse,” says Lollypop Farm Vice President for Humane Law Enforcement Reno Di Domenico. “We are thankful for witnesses willing to speak up on behalf of abused animals. It is because of them we are able to hold abusers accountable for their crimes against our community.”
The dog, now referred to as Vinny by the shelter’s animal care attendants, is still in Lollypop Farm’s care and custody. Campbell has been ordered to appear at the City of Rochester Court on April 6, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. The misdemeanor offense could lead up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to 1 year in prison.
Lollypop Farm maintains an SPCA designation, and its Humane Law Enforcement Department is charged with investigating and enforcing the animal cruelty laws of New York State. Serving Monroe, Orleans, Livingston, and Genesee counties, Lollypop Farm plays a critical role in addressing animal cruelty in the community. These humane law enforcement officers are certified state peace officers with the authority to make arrests and seize animals being abused or neglected. Lollypop Farm and its Humane Law Enforcement Department receive no tax dollars or government funding to provide this community service.
To report suspected animal cruelty, call the Lollypop Farm Animal Cruelty Hotline at (585) 223-6500 or 911 for immediate life-threatening situations.
About Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Established in 1873, Lollypop Farm is the largest animal welfare organization helping pets and people in the Greater Rochester area. Lollypop Farm is committed to creating a just and compassionate world for all animals. Together with our community, we better the lives of animals through justice, prevention, and life-saving care. With a main campus located in Fairport and three other adoption centers throughout the community, the organization provides shelter, care, and adoption for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, reptiles, horses, and other farm animals. Lollypop Farm is an independent nonprofit organization supported through donations and program fees. For more information and to meet current animals available for adoption, please visit www.lollypop.org.