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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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Lollypop Farm Celebrates Surpassing 90% Save Rate

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
It’s no secret that the past year has been full of challenges. Yet as we enter 2021, we are filled with gratitude and excitement as Lollypop Farm and our community celebrates a historic moment. We are pleased to share that Lollypop Farm has achieved a save rate of 91% in 2020. It is a reflection …

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Bark in the Mew Year with a new friend!

Categories: Our Community
What better way to start a new year than with a new friend? When you adopt, you’re giving a pet a second chance at a happy and loving home. Lollypop Farm dog and cat adoptions include microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, and more! Looking for a different kind of pet? Lollypop Farm also has small …

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Help give hope to pets like Valencia this holiday season

Categories: Our Community
UPDATE: Valencia is currently in a foster home, receiving round-the-clock care and individualized attention. She still has a ways to go on the road to recovery, but thanks to your support, she’s spending the holidays in the comfort of a home while she heals.   This holiday season, your generosity can go twice as far …

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Pet Safety: When the Weather Outside is Frightful

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
Brrr… It’s that time of the year again, Rochester. Temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling. The winter season is not without its challenges. From chapped paws to dangerously low temperatures, our four legged friends need our help to stay comfortable and safe through the winter months.  Here are some helpful hints to keep …

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‘Tis the Season! Celebrating the Holidays Safely with Pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training
‘Tis the season for festive decorations, wrapping of gifts, and treats galore! For families with pets, celebrating the holidays can mean finding ways to enjoy the décor and festivities while ensuring the safety and comfort of animals in the home. Here are our top tips for celebrating the holidays safely with your furry family members! …

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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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A Simple Way to Support Pets in Need this Holiday Season

Categories: Our Community
Friday, November 13, is #WorldKindnessDay. Wondering if there’s some small act of kindness you can feel great about today? Create a Facebook fundraiser that will support the care for pets in need this holiday season! You can encourage your friends and family to raise lifesaving funds for pets in need, and it only takes a …

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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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Happy Shelter Appreciation Week!

Categories: Our Community, Shelter Life
Happy National Shelter Appreciation Week! Working together we are able to better the lives of pets and people from all over our community. Here are just some of the amazing stories that have been shared with us recently of the incredible work we have accomplished together. Thank you to our staff, volunteers, adopters, and supporters …

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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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