ASPCA® Awards $125,000 to Lollypop Farm
Grants will fund low-income spay/neuter clinic at Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Fairport, N.Y. — Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has received a grant totaling $125,000 from the New York State Animal Population Control Program, administered by the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®). This award will enable Lollypop Farm to continue to provide affordable spay and neuter surgeries for income-qualified dog and cat owners in the Greater Rochester region through SNIP, the organization’s Spay/Neuter Incentive Program.
“We are thankful for this grant that enables us to provide low-cost spay/neuter services to pet owners who might not otherwise have the means,” said Alice Calabrese, CEO and President of Lollypop Farm. “Our veterinary clinic has already provided spay/neuter services to over 700 pets in the community through the S.N.I.P. program this year, and we’re excite to expand our reach for a lasting impact on the community.”
“One of the most effective ways to reduce the number of puppies and kittens ending up in shelters is to provide low-cost spay/neuter services,” said Jill Van Tuyl, director of community initiatives at the ASPCA. “By providing this grant to Lollypop Farm, the ASPCA hopes that local pet owners will have the opportunity to combat overpopulation while providing invaluable health benefits to their dogs and cats.”
Dog and cat owners must meet eligibility requirements to participate in the program. For more information or to schedule a spay/neuter surgery, call (585) 223-1330 or visit www.lollypop.org/spayneuter.
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. The Humane Society is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach, and the prevention of cruelty. With a main campus in Fairport and four 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 solely through contributions, grants, investments, proceeds from retail sales, and fees for programs and services. For more information and to meet adoptable animals, please visit www.lollypop.org.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, and celebrating its 150th birthday this year, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.