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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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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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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Five tips for a howlingly-fun (and safe) Halloween

Categories: Pet Welfare
Amid all of the spooky decorations, tasty treats and kooky costumes, make sure to keep your pet’s safety in mind this Halloween! Here are a few simple tips to ensure a fun holiday with your pets at home and around the neighborhood. Make sure your bowl of goodies for trick-or-treaters isn’t somewhere that your pets …

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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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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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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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Your support gave Su’Lai a second chance

Categories: Happy Tails, Pet Welfare
You can help even more pets, just like Su’Lai, get the second chance they deserve. Join us Saturday, September 29th for the Lollypop Farm Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest. Create a Tail Waggin’ Team, fundraise, and join us for a 1.5-mile walk around Lollypop Farm to benefit pets in need. The money you …

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Planning a safe and fun camping trip with pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
Summer is here, and we’ve all got vacation on the mind! Are you planning a camping getaway and considering bringing your furry friend along for the fun? If so, we’ve compiled a list of simple camping safety tips to consider when travelling this season. Preventing your pet from becoming lost (and knowing what to do …

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Celebrating the Fourth of July Safely with Pets

Categories: Pet Welfare
All of us at Lollypop Farm wish you and your pets a safe and happy Fourth of July! Believe it or not, more pets become lost on this particular day than any other time of year. To ensure your pets stay comfortable during the holiday festivities and fireworks, here are a few tips: Make sure …

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Protecting your pets from household toxins

Categories: Pet Welfare
Did you know that the third week in March was #NationalPoisionPreventionWeek? You may or may not know, there are several pet poisons and toxins that can be found in the average household. Household pet toxins can be divided into four major categories: food, human medications, plans, and household products. I’d like to start by talking …

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