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11 Reasons to Join the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest

Categories: Our Community
On Saturday, September 28th Lollypop Farm is hosting the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest presented by PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore. Not only is it going to be a really fun day, but the funds you raise will provide shelter, veterinary services, behavior intervention and enrichment, and other forms of compassionate care for the …

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5 reasons to bring home a tiny friend

Categories: Pet Care & Training
There are so many reasons to consider adopting a rat, mouse, guinea pig, or other type of small animal! In fact, we’ve compiled our top 5 reasons in this blog post. A tiny friend might just make a big difference in your life! 1. Small Animals Can Be Very Intelligent It’s true! Rats are especially …

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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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Top Horse Care Tips from Steven Stevens, Equine Manager

Categories: On the Farm
Top Horse Care Tips from Equine Manager Steven Stevens
Meet our new Equine Manager at Lollypop Farm, Steven Stevens! Steven recently moved to New York from Texas, where he and his wife owned Stevens Natural Horsemanship. Steve has published articles in numerous publications including Horse and Rider magazine and wrote a blog “The Natural Horseman” for North Texas Farm and Ranch Magazine. Steven taught …

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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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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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Welcoming a baby into a home with pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Having just celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend, the topic of welcoming a new baby into a home with pets seemed perfectly timely! Are you expecting, or thinking about bringing a baby into your home, but want to be sure that your pets will have an easy transition? Handling your pet’s curiosity, anxiety and increased …

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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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Kitten Shower Helps Homeless Litters

Categories: Happy Tails
During the spring and summer months, kittens arrive at animal shelters in droves, often motherless and requiring round-the-clock care. “Kitten Season” poses a need for both foster volunteers to care for these babies, and supplies to ensure their survival. Kitten Season Spring has only just begun, and already this year we’ve seen a number of …

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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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Behavior and Training Team Takes Over!

Categories: Pet Care & Training
In the first week of February, we tried out something a little different on Lollypop Farm’s social media – our Behavior and Training team took over Instagram for a whole week! Every day, the team pictured below shared training tips and tricks with our followers, addressed questions about pet behavior, and shared a behind-the-scenes peek …

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11-year-old Lilly’s Incredible Transformation

Categories: Happy Tails
11-year-old Lilly, a Cairn Terrier mix, was brought to Lollypop Farm in January in a very sad state. Lilly’s fur was full of thick, dirty mats containing bits of debris. She was suffering and in clear need of veterinary intervention. Our team jumped into action to help this dog in need. Much of Lilly’s fur …

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Tails of Hope: How your support makes the difference

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
Every year, thousands of pets are brought to Lollypop Farm. Some will be surrendered because their family is longer able to care for them, and others are rescued because they were abandoned or abused. But thanks to animal lovers like you, there is hope. Because of you, these pets are not forgotten and receive a …

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English Bulldog Abandoned in the City of Rochester

Categories: Pet Welfare
On November 12, 2018, our Humane Law Enforcement investigators responded to a call about a dog tied up outside of an abandoned house on Garson Avenue in the City of Rochester. When they arrived, they found an older English Bulldog who was lethargic and terribly thin. The dog (who would later be named Darby) was rushed …

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Five Things to Feel Proud of in the New Year

Categories: Our Community
With the New Year now here, we’re reflecting back on 2018 and all of the stories that inspired us. There are so many successes from the past year that you helped make possible. Here are just five of the things that you, a supporter and advocate for Lollypop Farm, should start off 2019 feeling SO …

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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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Five Common Shelter Myths Debunked

Categories: Our Community
Did you know that November 5th – 11th, 2018 was National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week? To celebrate, we asked our community members to help us dispel common shelter myths and help us recognize the amazing work being done to help Rochester’s pets in need. Each day of the week, we asked our online communities a …

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