Grant will help homeless senior pets get a second chance
Fairport, N.Y. – Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has received a grant totaling $7,500 from The Grey Muzzle Organization. Funds will help offset the cost for Lollypop Farm’s Senior-for-Senior program allowing seniors ages 60 and older to adopt a senior shelter pet for free.
Stigmas surrounding adoption of senior pets often mean a longer stay during their time at the shelter. Many times adopters are apprehensive about adopting a senior because they believe that all senior pets have serious medical issues, must be at the shelter due to behavior issues, or are afraid of saying goodbye shortly after adopting. The Senior-for-Senior program helps senior pets find homes more quickly.
“We are thankful for this grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization giving us the ability to continue this program,” says Alice Calabrese, President and CEO at Lollypop Farm. “Senior pets have a lot of love to give their families, and we’re happy to be able to give them the second chance they deserve.”
Grant funds will be used to offset the cost of adoption for senior pets, ages six and older, adopted by seniors 60 and older.
For more information about Lollypop Farm’s Senior-for-Senior program and other adoption specials visit: https://www.lollypop.org/adopt/special-adoption-programs/