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National Animal Safety and Protection Month

Categories: Pet Welfare, Resources for Pet Owners
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
Lollypop Farm understands the importance of animals in everyday life, as our pets become family. October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month, a month to bring awareness to the safety and protection of those animals we hold dear. Safety Reminders for Pets Establish a relationship with a veterinarian and keep your pet up to …

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Too Hot for Spot

Categories: Pet Welfare
In the Car The sun beats down through the glass, magnifying the heat. As the temperature rises a dog starts to pant and move around the car with worry. The temperature continues to rise and it becomes harder and harder for the pup inside to breathe. How long did it take? Less time than her …

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Bees at Work

Categories: On the Farm, Our Community, Shelter Life
Did you know that the average bee can visit more than 2,000 flowers in one day? Did you know that bees and other pollinators are celebrated during National Pollinator Week which is this week, June 20-26, 2022? In support of our local bee population, Lollypop Farm has brought in two hives of honey bees. These …

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Avian Flu – What You Need to Know

Categories: On the Farm, Pet Welfare, Resources for Pet Owners
Last week, Monroe County had its first confirmed case of Avian Flu (HPAI). It is believed that migratory birds are bringing this up as they travel back North. Here at Lollypop Farm, we are taking precautions to protect the birds in our care. This includes securing the birds (except the emus) in non-public spaces and …

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Lollypop Farm Printable Valentines

Categories: Shelter Life
Looking for some fun valentines to print and give to your friends and family? Look no further! The following valentines feature both Lollypop Farm alumni and animals currently at our shelter. Simply print them out and cut. Enjoy!

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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Progressive New Animal Welfare Legislation

Categories: Advocacy, Humane Law Enforcement, Our Community, Resources for Pet Owners
We’re thrilled that Governor Hochul recently signed two important animal welfare bills into law! Lollypop Farm actively supported these bills through meetings and writing letters to regional representatives, and launching a board and community action alert in support of the bills. After the bills passed both the state Assembly and Senate, we reached out to …

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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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A Light at the End of the Tunnel for Lilly

Categories: Happy Tails
Lilly, a 13-year old Golden Retriever, was brought to Lollypop Farm in early June when her owner was no longer able to care for her. Sadly, Lilly had many health issues when she arrived. Thanks to animal lovers like you, the Lollypop Farm veterinary team was able to provide her with life-changing medical services and …

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What is Resource Guarding?

Categories: Pet Care & Training

Resource guarding is a deeply-rooted behavior that many pets exhibit. That’s because out in the wild the ability to protect one’s food, shelter, or other resources could make a big difference in that animal’s ability to survive. Join Humane Education Manager Kim Ferris-Church and Behavior and Training Manager Nick Lapressi to learn how to interpret …

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5 Ways to Tell You Might be Into Rats

Categories: Pet Care & Training
There’s no getting around it—rats get a bad wrap. They are often misunderstood, but they are social and intelligent creatures. In fact, we think they make the perfect pet for the right person. Who could that be, you ask? Well, we think it just might be you. Here are five ways to tell that you …

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Wanted: Foster Volunteers for Large-Breed Dogs

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
Big dogs at Lollypop Farm need people with big hearts–like you!. Right now, we are actively recruiting volunteers to foster large-breed dogs in your home. Big dogs often spend longer in our shelter while they recover from illness, work on behavior challenges, and wait for loving new homes. But research from The Humane Society of …

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Congratulations To The First Annual Be Kind To Animals Service Award Winners!

Categories: Humane Education, Our Community
By working together with our community Lollypop Farm helps pets in need. While it takes everyone pitching in to create a justice and a compassionate world for all animals, we’re happy to recognize the young changemakers in our community. They make a difference for the animals and make the world a better place. Congratulations to …

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This cat with a heart on his back is looking for love!

Categories: Happy Tails
There’s something very special about Rutile. ❤️ Rescued from a house fire in Perinton, NY earlier this year, this 2-year-old feline friend came to Lollypop Farm in very rough shape. Rutile was removed from the home with 90+ other cats, many suffering from burns, smoke inhalation, and other injuries sustained during the fire. (Learn more …

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Kittens: Too Much of a Cute Thing?

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
Each spring and summer, hundreds of thousands of kittens will be born across the U.S. And while the image may make you think of adorable little balls of fluff running around in the sunshine, for people working in animal welfare it’s all but cute. In fact, this can be one of the busiest and most …

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Signs of Animal Abuse

Categories: Pet Welfare
Everyday Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement Department receives calls asking us to look in on animals who may be victims of abuse. Our five investigators are charged with investigating and enforcing the animal crimes law of New York State in Monroe, Livingston, Genesee, and Orleans counties. The accounts of crimes against animals can be hard …

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A Message about Seresto Collars from Lollypop Farm Medical Director

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare, Resources for Pet Owners

An article was published recently in USA Today and other media sources questioning the safety of Seresto collars, a popular flea and tick treatment for many pets in North America. As a result, many owners are questioning whether to use this product for their pets. At this time The US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) continues …

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We’re Celebrating a Record-Breaking Tails of Hope Telethon!

Categories: Our Community
On Saturday, March 6, we kicked off one of our single biggest fundraising events of the year—our 25th Annual Tails of Hope Telethon. Of course, Telethon was anything but ordinary this year. Aside from hosting the event in a private location as opposed to our usual spot in Eastview Mall, our staff, volunteers, 13 WHAM …

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Spit that out! A Resource for Identifying Household Pet Toxins

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
In addition to caring for homeless pets in our community, Lollypop Farm is also here for you, pet owners, as an educational resource. Through communicating the basics of pet-related dangers in the home, we strive to keep pets and people in our community happy, safe, and thriving. Believe it or not, there are many different …

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What you need to know about chick season

Categories: On the Farm
There’s no denying it—chicks are absolutely adorable! Seeing them for sale in farm shops, agricultural stores, or online this time of year can certainly be tempting. However, there is much more to purchasing and raising chicks than you would think—from regulations at the state and city level, to caring for fast-growing farm birds, to the …

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Kitten survives dog attack thanks to generous community

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
Just a few days after Christmas, a small kitten named Iris was attacked by a dog. Just a couple of months old, the kitten was rushed to Lollypop Farm in need of emergency veterinary care. With her jaw broken in two places, a large puncture wound on her face, and blood collecting in her right …

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After harrowing attack and surgery, Shaggy goes home

Categories: Pet Welfare
When Shaggy, a 6-year-old terrier mix was admitted to Lollypop Farm in mid-December, his hopes for survival seemed bleak. The small dog had been viciously attacked by three larger dogs, and suffered multiple puncture wounds and a terrible gash to his side. His left eye was also seriously damaged in the attack. Unsure of what …

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Lollypop Farm Rescues 90+ Cats from House Fire

Categories: Pet Welfare, Uncategorized
UPDATE (January 14, 4:22 p.m.): As our team continues to rescue cats from the property, we have now removed 90+ cats and kittens, and all are now receiving veterinary care at Lollypop Farm. Some have already found foster homes. Thank you for your continued support! At roughly 2 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, Lollypop Farm …

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Jackson, the playful pup, is recovering thanks to you!

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
Right now, Jackson is recovering in a loving foster home, but that wasn’t always the case. Like playful pups tend to do, Jackson got a little too rambunctious for his own good. The result was a severe break to his leg. Unable to provide Jackson with the care he needed, his family decided to surrender …

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