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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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An Update & Look Toward the Future of Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Shelter Life

As the world has been battling COVID-19 over the past months, Lollypop Farm has been adapting rapidly to the changes this pandemic requires. And we will continue to evolve as we look to resuming operations. If there is a silver lining to any of this, we are seeing glimpses of a brighter future for animal …

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Don’t Kit-Nap the Kittens!

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
It’s spring, and the warm weather has everyone in Rochester wanting to be outside as much as we can. While you are out, you might even come across a litter of kittens tucked underneath a bush someplace. And as good, kind-hearted person you will be tempted to pluck those kittens out of harm’s way and …

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Humane Law Enforcement: Standing Against Animal Cruelty

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
In the midst of brutally beating his partner, Bruno’s former owner directed his blows towards Bruno. Working with the police, Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement acted swiftly to seize Bruno and his sister Elsa, bringing them back to the shelter. Bruno’s medical exam and x-rays revealed he was no stranger to abuse. His body was …

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Update from Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Resources for Communities

As news of extended closings and social distancing recommendations due to COVID-19 continue, I want to take a moment to give you an update from Lollypop Farm. I also want to let you know why we need your help right now, and what your support means for the animals. Lifesaving Services The need to investigate …

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We Will Get Through This Together 💕

Categories: Our Community, Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare

Over the last week, our community has been flooded with news about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it may affect our families, neighbors, and loved ones. In such an uncertain time, we want you to know we are still here. The Rochester community is strong and continues to come together to keep everyone safe. This includes …

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Lollypop Farm Limiting Non-Urgent Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare

The health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff, and the community we serve continue to be our top priorities. In this spirit and in response to the most recent recommendations from our government leaders about slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and minimizing the risks to the most vulnerable among us, …

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Pet Preparedness & COVID-19

Categories: Our Community, Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) on the rise, it is important to have the most up-to-date information about the disease and its potential impact on our families and community. This includes our pets. COVID-19 is contagious for humans and, as of now, is understood to spread primarily from person to …

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Top 6 Reasons to Consider Adopting a Senior Pet

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
November is a very special month. It’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month! It’s a time to celebrate our older shelter pets because they have a lot of love still left to give. Sadly, older pets may stay longer at the shelter before they are adopted. Not only can it be hard for older pets to …

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Working Cats® program helps feline friends find their perfect home

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
Some cats brought to Lollypop Farm just aren’t the right fit for your typical home. They may have spent most of their life living primarily outdoors, have a history of house soiling or litter box avoidance issues, or feel nervous when confined in a home or apartment. But, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t a …

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Fighting Animal Crimes…Together

Categories: Pet Welfare
Say “fight animal crimes” and visions of animal cops racing to a location, sirens blaring, to pull the animal directly from harm’s way comes to mind. Despite the stereotyped media portrayal, the real fight against animal crimes involves people in the community and professionals across many disciplines. Lollypop Farm will be examining these critical collaborations …

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