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Humane Society of Greater Rochester

John F. Wegman Fund Invests in Lollypop Farm Humane Education Program

$5,000 grant will support anti-bullying curriculum

Fairport, NY (January 11, 2022) – Lollypop Farm announced today a $5,000 grant from the John F. Wegman Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation will support the organization’s new Humane Education curriculum.

Lollypop Farm’s Humane Education program seeks to teach empathy for all living beings. In this spirit, the organization has developed a new anti-bullying curriculum. The organization will be working with middle schools in the area, including Greece, to implement the program focused on treating all living beings with care.

“The No More Bullying Program teaches children how every being is valuable and deserves to be treated with compassion,” says Humane Education Manager Kim Ferris-Church. “All too often we see animals and humans negatively impacted by labels and stereotypes. This curriculum works to encourage students to look past labels and treat everyone with respect and care.”

Lollypop Farm’s Humane Education Program influences over 2,000 adults and students every year. The organization looks to encourage and strengthen the human-animal bond in our community through its Humane Education offerings. Programs include Pet First Aid & CPR, community service programs, scouting programs, pet care classes, and more.

For more information about Lollypop Farm’s Humane Education Program, visit


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. Together with the community, the organization betters the lives of animals through justice, prevention, and life-saving care. 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