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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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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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