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National Pet Remembrance Week

Categories: Our Community
We at Lollypop Farm truly understand the difficulty of losing a beloved pet, and how hard it can be to cope with loss. Sunday, September 13, was #NationalPetRemembranceDay. We reached out to our social media community asking followers to share photos and stories of a special friend they have lost, and we received 165 truly …

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Helping Pets Through Adoption Challenges Together

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
Throughout the month of October Van Bortel Subaru, Subaru Loves Pets, and the ASPCA are helping to waive adoption fees for select pets to help find homes for pets facing adoption challenges. Meet pets for adoption at: lollypop.org/adopt. Most adopters walking into Lollypop Farm are giddy with excitement. They can’t wait to meet the perfect …

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Painting with Rats!

Categories: Shelter Life
You may have heard about our Painting with Pigs opportunities at Lollypop Farm, but what about painting with rats? Currently, we have quite a few adorable rats waiting for homes here at the shelter. Not only are rats social, they are also very smart! Our small animal staff was inspired by painting with potbellied pigs …

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Walter’s Legacy of Love at Lollypop Farm

Categories: Shelter Life
Walter, our much-loved clinic cat at Lollypop Farm, crossed the rainbow bridge in early September. He had a very important job here at the shelter—he comforted pets as they woke up from anesthesia in our veterinary clinic. Walter’s favorite spot in the clinic was “the beach,” a heated portion of the floor where patients would …

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Changes to Behavior & Training at Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community, Pet Care & Training

At Lollypop Farm, everything we do is to better the lives of animals through justice, prevention, and life-saving care. Our 2018-2021 strategic plan guides us in this goal and is supported by one of our objectives to provide superior care and save more animals. Despite unprecedented challenges this year, we’ve been making significant progress by …

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Adopt-A-Thon 2020 helps 40 cats and kittens find happy homes!

Categories: Happy Tails
On Wednesday, August 12, we hosted our very first adoption special since the pandemic hit in mid-March—#Adopt-A-Thon2020! Since Lollypop Farm is still not accessible to the public except by adoption appointment, interested adopters were able to sign up in advance for a specific time slot to come to the shelter. They then met with an …

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New Vision and Mission Focuses on Saving Lives…Together

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
Since 1873, when our organization was originally called The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County, we have been dedicated to fighting cruelty and helping animals in our community. Over the past few decades our services have changed to meet the needs of our pet-loving community. It became clear that it was time to reflect …

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Five reasons to join our Fur-Ever Yours monthly giving program

Categories: Our Community
When it comes to providing monthly support for homeless and abused pets in our community, we can think of a million reasons why to you should say, “I’ll join right meow!” Our Fur-Ever Yours Monthly Giving Program gives you the opportunity to be a hero for pets in need at Lollypop Farm, and it is …

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How your Walk for the Animals Fundraising supports pets in need

Categories: Our Community
Homeless pets in our community are relying on you, now more than ever, and it has never been easier to raise funds to help them. Though we don’t know exactly what events at Lollypop Farm will look like this year, we’re certain that we can still rely on your generosity and love for animals to …

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Fireworks, Fourth of July, and Pet Safety

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Fireworks can be frightening for some pets, and as a result, more pets become lost around the Fourth of July than any other time of year. Check out the video below featuring tips from our Lost & Found and Behavior & Training Team members at Lollypop Farm. You’ll learn more about how to keep your …

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Check The Chip: The Difference Between Lost and Found

Categories: Pet Care & Training
It happens in the blink of an eye. You’re coming home, juggling groceries, and your curious cat slips out the door. Or your dog hurls himself in pursuit of a squirrel ripping this leash from your hand. In just a couple of minutes, your beloved pet has gone missing. Unfortunately, it happens all the time. …

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Lollypop Farm Greece Ridge Mall Adoption Center Update

Categories: Our Community

I am writing this blog post today to let you know about changes coming to Lollypop Farm’s Greece Ridge Mall and Greece PetSaver Healthy Pet SuperStore satellite adoption locations in the coming months. Below you will find a summary of the changes to come, as well as some frequently asked questions regarding these updates to …

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Things to smile about: happy moments from Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community
The last several months have been tough on our community, and the world. The pandemic and quarantine proved a challenge for everyone—and even though Lollypop Farm has remained open throughout, things look different for us as we work towards welcoming back the public, just like they do for the rest of our community. Through it …

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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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Pets in Hot Cars: How You Can Help!

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
When temperatures rise, leaving pets locked in a car can be dangerous. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. You can take these steps to protect pets in warm weather. In the below article, you’ll learn how to help a pet left in a hot car, safety facts, and other ways you …

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Pet Grooming at Home: The Do’s and Don’ts

Categories: Pet Care & Training
After weeks of staying safe at home during this COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably thought once or twice about giving yourself an at-home-haircut. Bangs, perhaps? But for your furry friend, proper grooming is about more than just aesthetics, it’s often essential for their health and wellness. To ensure your pet’s health and happiness, we’ve compiled a …

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Lollypop Farm Services Update

Categories: Our Community, Shelter Life

The last few months have been extremely difficult on our community, but as I look around at all we have still accomplished, I am filled with pride. I am proud that our community continues to open their hearts to pets in need. Since March 1, 264 pets have received compassionate care in the homes of …

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Big Changes for Lollypop Farm Partner

Categories: Our Community

If you’ve been to an event, tuned in to our Telethon, or adopted from Lollypop Farm in the last couple years, you’ve likely run into the name PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore. This locally-owned pet store chain has been a huge asset to our pet community. They provide food for the dogs and cats at Lollypop …

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Enzo’s Happy Ending

Categories: Happy Tails
Tuesday, May 5, was #GivingTuesdayNow – a global initiative to raise funds for nonprofit organizations during this uncertain time. As an animal shelter that receives no government support, Lollypop Farm relies on the support of friends like you to continue providing lifesaving care and services for Rochester’s pets in need. On this day of giving, …

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An Update & Look Toward the Future of Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Shelter Life

As the world has been battling COVID-19 over the past months, Lollypop Farm has been adapting rapidly to the changes this pandemic requires. And we will continue to evolve as we look to resuming operations. If there is a silver lining to any of this, we are seeing glimpses of a brighter future for animal …

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Bring Lollypop Farm to your Zoom meeting with these fun backgrounds!

Categories: Our Community
Working from home and participating in lots of Zoom calls with coworkers? Bring a little Lollypop Farm-fun to your meetings with these fun backgrounds! You can show your support for homeless pets in our community, and add an adorable furry friend or familiar landscape to your virtual hangouts. Each of these images are already appropriately …

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Don’t Kit-Nap the Kittens!

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
It’s spring, and the warm weather has everyone in Rochester wanting to be outside as much as we can. While you are out, you might even come across a litter of kittens tucked underneath a bush someplace. And as good, kind-hearted person you will be tempted to pluck those kittens out of harm’s way and …

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Humane Law Enforcement: Standing Against Animal Cruelty

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
In the midst of brutally beating his partner, Bruno’s former owner directed his blows towards Bruno. Working with the police, Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement acted swiftly to seize Bruno and his sister Elsa, bringing them back to the shelter. Bruno’s medical exam and x-rays revealed he was no stranger to abuse. His body was …

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Fetch A Sketch – Doodles We Love!

Categories: Our Community
Since this period of social distancing began, we at Lollypop Farm have been brainstorming ways to keep pet owners (and pets!) in our community happy, healthy, and entertained. One such creative outlet we’ve introduced is Fetch A Sketch, a digital art collaboration between community members, their pets, local artists, and staff/volunteers at Lollypop Farm! Fetch …

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Update from Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Resources for Communities

As news of extended closings and social distancing recommendations due to COVID-19 continue, I want to take a moment to give you an update from Lollypop Farm. I also want to let you know why we need your help right now, and what your support means for the animals. Lifesaving Services The need to investigate …

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Have fun and learn at home: Humane Education activities for kids

Categories: Our Community
With our community experiencing a difficult time and many parents juggling full-time jobs while homeschooling their children, we want to be there as a resource for all of you at home! The Humane Education Department has compiled a number of resources for parents to try out at home with kids. Children will love these activities—they’ll …

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