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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.

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John F. Wegman Fund Invests in Lollypop Farm Education
Date: July 9, 2024

Lollypop Farm Provides Vital Preventative Care through Summer Community Events
Date: June 12, 2024

Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement Makes Arrest in Case Involving Reptile Rescue
Date: May 22, 2024

National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in Lollypop Farm to Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in the Greater Rochester Community
Date: April 9, 2024

Rochester Resident Facing Charges for Kittens Abandoned in Dumpster
Date: March 21, 2024

Rochester Area Community Foundation Gonsenhauser Family Fund Invests $5,000 in the Farm Animal Rescue Program
Date: February 2, 2024

Lollypop Farm Vice-President & COO Earns Elite Animal Welfare Certification
Date: January 19, 2024

Lollypop Farm Welcomes New Board Member: Jesse Cramer
Date: January 18, 2024

Orleans County Woman Convicted in Case Involving Neglected Horses
Date: November 17, 2023

Lollypop Farm finds homes for nearly 200 animals for Clear the Shelter Week
Date: July 17, 2023

Lollypop Farm Receives $10k Grant to Help Senior Dogs Find Homes
Date: July 13, 2023

National NonProfit Petco Love Invests In Lollypop Farm’s Lifesaving Mission for Pets In the Greater Rochester Area
Date: April 26, 2023

Lollypop Farm Exhibit Commemorating its 150th Anniversary Opens at the Rundel Library
Date: March 21, 2023

Lollypop Farm Hosts Special “Clear the Kennels” Dog Adoption Event This Weekend
Date: November 3, 2022

Lollypop Farm Walk For The Animals At Barktober Fest Raises $187,440 To Help Pets In Need
Date: October 18, 2022

Lollypop Farm awarded a grant from the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA)
Date: October 5, 2022

Lollypop Farm Welcomes New Board Members: Jamie Frumusa and Reverend Alton L. Byrd, Sr.
Date: July 13, 2022

Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement Brings 9 Additional Charges of Animal Cruelty Against Local Animal Exhibitor
Date: May 18, 2022

National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in Lollypop Farm To Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in The Greater Rochester Area
Date: May 10, 2022

Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement Arrest Suspect After Reports Of Animal Abuse On Iroquois St.
Date: March 25, 2022

Gonsenhauser Family Fund Invests in the Farm Animal Rescue Program at Lollypop Farm
Date: March 22, 2022

Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement Arrest Local Animal Exhibitor on Animal Cruelty Charges
Date: March 18, 2022

John F. Wegman Fund Invests in Lollypop Farm Humane Education Program: $5,000 grant will support anti-bullying curriculum
Date: January 11, 2022

Lollypop Farm Seeking Dog Adopters as Shelter Cares for 100 Dogs: 50% off Dog adoptions extended through the month of January
Date: January 4, 2022

Lollypop Farm Welcomes New Board Members: Henry Bober, Dejan Jozic, and Diane McCue
Date: September 20, 2021

Newly Named Petco Love Invests In Lifesaving Work Of Lollypop Farm
Date: April 23, 2021

Henrietta Resident To Face Charges For Striking Dog Outside Veterinary Clinic
Date: April 19, 2021

Arrest Made Following Discovery Of Over 100 Cats At Perinton House Fire
Date: April 1, 2021

Man Arrested for Punching Dog in Henrietta Store
Date: March 31, 2021

Lollypop Farm Celebrates Surpassing 90% Save Rate
Date: January 12, 2020

Lollypop Farm Announces Reward In Animal Abuse Investigation
Date: August 19, 2020

Lollypop Farm Reminds Pet Owners Of The Dangers Associated With Hot Cars
Date: August 12, 2020

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


Lollypop Farm reduces dog adoption fees for the holiday season
Source: Evan Bourtis News10NBC – Date: December 13, 2023

Keeping your pets stress-free this holiday season
Source: Taylor Mullifgan WROC – Date: December 13, 2023

Shelter Dog’s Face After He Didn’t Get Adopted Again Breaks Hearts
Source: Newsweek – Date: December 8, 2023

Lollypop Farm’s first 150 years reflect massive improvements in the lives of animals
Source: WXXI – Date: October 16, 2023

Tails of Hope Telethon raises $451,256 to benefit animals in need
Source: Spectrum News – Date: March 5, 2022

Lollypop Farm seeking community help after seizure of 136 animals
Source: Spectrum News – Date: May 21, 2021

Lollypop Farm seeking Working Cat adopters
Source: MPNnow – Date: April 28, 2021

Lollypop Farm launches ‘Lost to Found’ text tool to reunite missing pets with families
Source: RochesterFirst – Date: March 18, 2021

Lollypop Farm featured in Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Magazine
Source: – Date: February 1, 2021

Lollypop Farm launching ‘Texts from Pets’ next month
Source: WHEC – Date: December 29, 2020

Several Pets Up for Adoption at Lollypop Farm This Holiday Season
Source: Spectrum News – Date: December 16, 2020

Seneca Park Zoo announces arrival of two new goats
Source: RochesterFirst – Date: October 20, 2020

Lollypop Farm Helping Behaviorally Challenged Dogs Find Loving Homes
Source: Spectrum News – Date: October 9, 2020

Keep an eye on ‘Bear Claw’ over Lollypop Farm’s Lamb Cam
Source: WHEC – Date: October 8, 2020

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


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