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Acupuncture: How ancient medicine helps today’s pets in need

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Shelter Life
Providing the best possible care for pets in need means going above and beyond to try new approaches for the challenges they face everyday. That’s exactly why Dr. Christine Garvey, a veterinarian at Lollypop Farm, became certified as a veterinary acupuncturist to bring innovative care to homeless and abused pets in our community. Acupuncture has …

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National Hairball Awareness Day: Tips for Avoiding Coughing and Cleanup

Categories: Pet Care & Training
If you’re a cat owner, you’re already familiar with the eventuality of hairball cleanup. You know it’s not the most pleasant experience – for you, or your feline friend. But you can do something about the occasional return of the dreaded hairball! In honor of National Hairball Awareness Day (Friday, April 28), we’re sharing a …

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A Day on the Farm

Categories: On the Farm, Our Community, Shelter Life
Spending time at Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, doesn’t just mean hanging out with puppies and kittens, there’s also a farm filled with animals! I was lucky enough to get to spend a day with the devoted farm staff. Walking into Lollypop Farm this day, I didn’t know what to expect. When …

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Equine Open House and Adoption Showcase

Categories: On the Farm, Our Community
Horse lovers from all over the area came to Lollypop Farm to learn more about our growing equine program at our Equine Open House and Adoption Showcase. Horses like Pumpkin, who was transferred from another rescue after a cruelty situation, showed that they’ve learned a few new tricks and can still make great companions. Pumpkin …

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Beautiful Bernadette – The Story of a Farm Pig

Categories: On the Farm
Meet Bernadette Francine! When this Hampshire farm pig came to Lollypop Farm in 2010 from the Erie County SPCA, she was just a 5 month old piglet. Needless to say, Bernadette has grown up! When Bernadette first arrived, our farm staff wanted to be sure that as a permanent resident of Lollypop Farm, she would …

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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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New arena means new life for rescue horses

Categories: On the Farm
Some people in the horse community believe that rescue horses at a shelter are inferior, but animal lovers like you have always known better. “There is an unhappy stigma that rescue horses have,” says Lauren Kuss, equine manager at Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester. “People think that because they are here, they …

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From playful pup to therapy dog

Categories: Our Community, Pet Care & Training
At Lollypop Farm, it’s not just about placing pets into new homes; it’s about supporting pet owners to create meaningful bonds with their companion pets. In addition to working with the thousands of pets in the shelter, the Lollypop Farm Behavior and Training team provide advice, private consultations, and dog training classes to people looking …

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Build your own DIY Community Cat Shelter

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Have you ever wondered what you can do to help outdoor cats in your community? You can keep community cats in your neighborhood (whether they are feral cats or your neighbor’s outdoor cat who doesn’t want to come inside just yet), warm and safe from the elements by building this simple DIY cat shelter. Spaying …

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