Bergh Society

Members of the Bergh Society are ardent supporters committed to the compassionate care and rehabilitation of all animals, especially abused, neglected, and homeless pets. Members of this premier leadership giving society donate an annual gift of $1,500 or greater to support a variety of programs and services at Lollypop Farm. Within the Bergh Society is an elite group of members contributing $5,000 or more annually. These individuals make up the 1873 Leadership Circle. Members of the Bergh Society represent less than one percent of donors, but account for 46 percent of the dollars raised to help abandoned pets at Lollypop Farm.

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Interested in learning more about the Bergh Society? Contact Kelly Wolfe at 585-223-1330 x244 or kwolfe@lollypop.org.

Your Bergh Society Impact

Your annual gift turns your passion into action to help homeless and abused pets. Through your commitment, you ensure that all pets at Lollypop Farm—who might otherwise have no safe refuge—are treated with care, compassion, and respect and are afforded the very best chance at new, loving homes.

adoptions and admissions
Despite being homeless, the pets at Lollypop Farm are resilient as they await a second chance. You ensure they are treated with tender loving care during this stressful time in their lives. Over 7,000 pets are brought to Lollypop Farm each year, sometimes as many as 60 a day. Daily litter box changes, nutritious food, training, walks outside, belly rubs, and play time are all part of creating a comfortable nurturing environment for our animal friends.
fighting animal crimes
Lollypop Farm maintains an SPCA designation and is charged with investigating and enforcing the animal cruelty laws of New York State. Five full-time peace officers respond to animal neglect and cruelty concerns, make arrests, and educate the public on how to provide responsible care for pets and farm animals. Without government or agency funding, your support ensures our Humane Law Enforcement Department is able to protect the pets of Monroe, Orleans, Genesee and Livingston counties.
farm and equine rescue
The Farm Animal Rescue Program provides shelter, veterinary care, and adoption services for unwanted or abused farm animals and horses. Whether they are surrendered by their owners or seized by humane law enforcement investigators, your support makes it possible to save animals of all kinds. Lollypop Farm is one of only a handful of shelters in the U.S. that offers refuge to unwanted farm animals on-site. As a result, our team is often called upon to provide assistance in large animal cruelty cases across the state.
klingenstein veterinary clinic
Whether it’s a lifesaving surgery or a routine medical procedure, no pet goes without the care it needs at Lollypop Farm. Three full-time veterinarians and 8 licensed veterinary technicians perform over 21,000 examinations and nearly 8,000 surgeries a year. Your support provides state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced, compassionate veterinary team for homeless pets.
helping families in crisis
The loss of an income, a tragedy in the family, and other unforeseen circumstances can leave a family in crisis. You are the safety net for families needing assistance. Through emergency pet food programs and free wellness clinics, your support ensures pets are able to stay with the families who love them.
humane education
Humane Education promotes personal and global responsibility, teaching people of all ages to model empathy, compassion and respect for all living things. Our youth programs play an important role in inspiring the next generation of animal advocates, while our adult programs focus on strengthening the human-animal bond.

Learn more about the Bergh Society, Lollypop Farms premier leadership giving society.

What is the Bergh Society?

The Bergh Society is Lollypop Farm’s premier leadership giving society. Its supporters are critical to a humane future for homeless, neglected and abused pets. Bergh Society members represent less than one percent of donors, but account for 46 percent of dollars raised.

As a Bergh Society member, your annual gift of $1,500 or greater turns your passion into action to help homeless and abused pets. This yearly investment provides support for a wide variety of programs and services at Lollypop Farm to bring us closer to a community where all fellow beings are treated with care, compassion, and respect.

Within the Bergh Society, exclusive member benefits are offered to our 1873 Leadership Circle members, those contributing $5,000 or more annually.  Members in this dedicated group of supporters play a critical role in providing second chances for thousands of pets every year.

Your annual gift of $1,500 is critical providing compassionate care and rehabilitation for homeless and abused pets.

Who was Henry Bergh?

Henry Bergh, a diplomat appointed by President Abraham Lincoln, was on assignment in Russia when he witnessed a carriage driver beating his fallen horse. He was inspired to resign his post and return to New York where he devoted his energy to the prevention of cruelty to animals. On April 10, 1866, Henry Bergh was granted a charter by the New York State legislature for the formation of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). His commitment ignited a movement in animal welfare. Agencies across the nation began to emerge to help end animal suffering. With this mission at heart, the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals became the third SPCA in New York State. Today, several thousand independent humane groups exist to carry on his vision. As a Bergh Society member you demonstrate your commitment to continuing this mission to ensure a safe community for all pets.

Henry Bergh
Henry Bergh dedicated his life to the prevention of animal cruelty and ignited a national movement in animal welfare.

What are the benefits associated with my Bergh Society membership?

As a member of the Bergh Society, you’ll be invited to an annual event in your honor to show our appreciation. Members will also receive a custom Lollypop Farm pet tag for each of their furry family members and a Bergh Society pin to wear proudly at all Lollypop Farm events.

What is the 1873 Leadership Circle?

1873 Leadership Circle members receive additional benefits for their commitment to helping homeless and abused pets.

Within the Bergh Society, exclusive member benefits are offered to our 1873 Leadership Circle members, those contributing $5,000 or more annually.  Members in this dedicated group of supporters are the corner stone of our animal welfare efforts. In addition to the benefits mentioned above, you will be recognized at an exclusive 1873 Leadership Circle event. Your 1873 Leadership Circle pin will distinguish you as an important partner in our work.

How do I become a member of the Bergh Society?

Bergh Society members demonstrate their commitment to help our community’s homeless and abused pets by donating $1,500 or more annually.

Interested in joining the Lollypop Farm Bergh Society? Contact Kelly Wolfe at 585-223-1330 x244 or kwolfe@lollypop.org.