A Special Cat with Special Needs

Categories: Our Community, Shelter Life
When Bunny the cat was first brought to Lollypop Farm in April 2021, we were taken in by her friendly and loving demeanor. After completing her initial health exam, it was noted that she was suffering from arthritis in both of her elbows, causing her to slightly waddle. Walking was painful for this sweet girl. …

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Community Solutions to Cats Living in Our Community

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Resources for Communities
A recent Democrat and Chronicle column appraised our community’s feral cat problem, with a specific concern about the impact on birds and small mammals. The article suggested that it was “time to get serious” about cats living outside in our community. However, this problem is one that Lollypop Farm and other animal welfare organizations across the …

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Five Transformations You Won’t Want to Miss

Categories: Our Community, Shelter Life
When our community comes together, amazing things happen. Through patience, critical veterinary services, and compassionate, life-saving care, homeless and abused pets are transformed. But none of it is possible without you. Check out how these five pet lives were made better with your support. Fiona and Echo When these sweeties were first found they were …

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Goodbye Bernadette, a Lollypop Farm Legacy

Categories: On the Farm
Early in the morning on Tuesday, November 10th, our staff said goodbye to Bernadette—a long-time resident of the farm walk and beloved member of the Lollypop Farm family. At 10 years old, Bernadette’s quality of life was sharply declining, and it was clear that this sweet farmyard friend was in terrible pain. Looking back, Bernadette’s …

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The Future of Lollypop Farm Operations

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
It has been over 8 weeks since COVID-19 rocked our world here at Lollypop Farm. If there is one thing these past few weeks have taught us, it is that the big changes for animal sheltering and care are upon us. Shelter leaders from all over the globe have been meeting weekly to discuss what …

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Facebook helps Flynn find his family

Categories: Happy Tails
Tuesday, October 29, was #NationalCatDay! Although we like to think of every day as National Cat Day at Lollypop Farm, yesterday was a particularly special day that resulted in the reunification of a much-loved cat and the family who had been missing him for three whole years. Flynn, a six-year-old orange cat, came to Lollypop …

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Free Wellness Clinic at Lollypop Farm Helps 22 Cats

Categories: Our Community
Cat Wellness Clinic
In an effort to provide critical services to Rochester-area pet owners, Lollypop Farm held another free pet wellness clinic, this time right at the main shelter in Fairport! Unlike the first vaccination clinic held at Bayden Street Settlement in 2018, this most recent event focused on cat and kitten wellness. Animal care professionals from the …

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How your birthday can help pets in need

Categories: Our Community
Is your birthday coming up this month? More and more frequently, kids and adults alike are using their birthdays as a means to support a cause that’s important to them. In lieu of gifts, you can ask your friends, family, and followers to make a donation supporting homeless and abused pets in our community, or …

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Identifying and Reporting Animal Cruelty on Social Media

Categories: Pet Welfare
So many of us enjoy sharing our experiences on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Sadly, those individuals in our community who commit crimes against animals sometimes share too. As an organization that maintains an SPCA designation, we know firsthand just how difficult it can be to witness animal cruelty, and we rely …

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Kitten Found Alone in Dumpster Thrives in Foster Care

Categories: Happy Tails
During the spring and summer months when we start to see warmer temperatures in Rochester, unfixed outdoor cats start reproducing in large numbers. As a result, their kittens often end up in shelters like Lollypop Farm, motherless, and in need of expensive round-the-clock care by foster volunteers. Luna Lovegood was one such kitten. Just hours …

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Five Surprising Facts about Chickens

Categories: On the Farm
Chicken and eggs
Sometimes when enjoying the farm walk here at Lollypop Farm, our visitors don’t realize that chickens, some of our favorite feathered friends, are actually some of the most interesting animals around! They are incredibly intelligent and emotional birds with all sorts of interesting behaviors. Check out our top five surprising facts about chickens! 1. Hens communicate …

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Claira the Rabbit’s Remarkable Recovery

Categories: Happy Tails
Rabbit eating out of bowl
When a concerned citizen in East Rochester came upon a domestic rabbit under their deck in mid-February, it was clear that the rabbit was in need of care. Unsure of what to do, they brought the rabbit to a local fire department, where she was then picked up by Animal Control. Shortly afterward, she was …

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A bright future for Biscuit

Categories: Happy Tails
Biscuit was just 4 months old when she arrived at Lollypop Farm in distress. Biscuit was terribly thin with severe corneal ruptures and an upper respiratory infection. This kitten would require a number of challenging surgeries before finding the happy home she deserved. The family that surrendered Biscuit found her as a stray. They tried …

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