Fairport, N.Y. – Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has received a grant totaling $7,500 from the Petco Foundation. This donation will help fund the organization’s Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), a low-cost spay/neuter service for qualified dog and cat owners.
Kittens contribute to a large portion of the animals admitted to Lollypop Farm, and they often need extensive, individualized care. In order to prevent these unplanned litters, Lollypop Farm offers SNIP to help spay or neuter more pets in the community and reduce the number of pets entering the shelter. Sterilization also has health and behavioral benefits for dogs and cats, such as the reduced risk of cancer, which can lead to longer, healthier lives with their owners.
“We are thankful for this grant from the Petco Foundation,” says Alice Calabrese, President and CEO at Lollypop Farm. “This support makes it possible for our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide increased access to sterilization services in our community.”
Pet owners must apply for the SNIP program and meet specific criteria to qualify for the low cost of the services. SNIP spay or neuter surgeries are performed by the veterinary team in the state-of-the-art Klingenstein Veterinary Clinic at Lollypop Farm in Fairport. In addition to the sterilization surgery, each pet receives a general wellness exam, rabies and distemper vaccinations, and a nail trim. Owners may also opt to pay low fees for microchips, flea/tick treatments, and de-worming. Funding from the Petco Foundation grant will subsidize the cost of providing these services to pet owners at lower fees, ensuring that more pets in the community are healthy and have homes.
For more information about Lollypop Farm’s spay and neuter programs visit http://www.lollypop.org/services/spayneuter-assistance/. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit www.petcofoundation.org.
About Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Established in 1873, Lollypop Farm is the largest animal welfare organization helping pets and people in the Greater Rochester area. The Humane Society is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach, and the prevention of cruelty. With a main campus in Fairport and four other adoption centers throughout the community, the organization provides shelter, care, and adoption for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, reptiles, horses, and other farm animals. Lollypop Farm is an independent nonprofit organization supported solely through contributions, grants, investments, proceeds from retail sales, and fees for programs and services. For more information and to meet adoptable animals, please visit www.lollypop.org.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $280 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.