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Humane Society Of Rochester And Monroe County Pca, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   54 reviews 2,601

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, Children & Youth, Disaster Aid

Address:

99 Victor Rd Fairport NY 14450 USA

Mission:

The Humane Society Of Rochester And Monroe County for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. was founded in 1873. Since the 1950’s the Society has been known as Lollypop Farm, its name coming from the then popular Shirley Temple song – “On the Good Ship Lollipop.” Lollypop Farm is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs and the prevention of cruelty. We envision a time when our community celebrates the human-animal bond; embraces the mutual benefits therein; and treats all fellow beings with care, compassion and respect.

Geographic areas served:

Greater Rochester and five surrounding counties

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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585-223-1330
http://www.lollypop.org

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Reviews for Humane Society Of Rochester And Monroe County Pca, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

What I can tell you is that I have volunteered for LP for many years mostly in the fostering program. What a delight and a privilege. The staff are wonderful, compassionate, and available. Everyone who works there are "real" people from the top down. They are all genuinely about the animals, no doubt in my mind. I wear LP T-shirts every day and, not a day goes by, that I don't get questions about our enterprise. So many myths out there that need to be addressed and I am so pleased to be that good will ambassador. Such good work they do and I am a first hand observer to verify all they do. I have adopted three little critters myself form LP and can't imagine my life without them. I've worked at many an institution in my life but none as genuine in their goal as Lollypop.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted two one-year old kitties a year ago. Sisters, who were very close and they wouldn't separate them. Perfect, we wanted two. At their brand new facility there are rooms where you can meet prospective adoptees. We met two pairs of kitties and it was obvious from the start that Mitzi and Molly were meant for us. Mitzi even climbed right in my lap. Neither one was nervous or afraid. Both let us pick them up. When we brought them home they were perfect. Knew the litter box, made themselves at home. Played like crazy but have never climbed the curtains or shredded the toilet paper. All this tells me they were socialized very well.

Their new facility, to which we have been proud to donate to, is wonderful. The heated floor for newly spayed puppies is inspired. It has always been clean, lots of sunshine. They do a great job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This place is wonderful. They always look out for the animals, animals of every type. You have to do see what they have done to make the animals comfortable and safe and as stress free as possible to ensure that they find forever homes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my 7 mo old lab/pit mix in 2012 from Lollypop Farm in Rochester, NY and I can't imagine my life without my girl Sammie. Not only was the adoption process easy and the staff, amazingly helpful with not only meeting and greeting the dogs– but they also answered all my "stupid" first time dog owner questions. Since then, I have moved across the country to LA and Sammie and I did the rode trip together. This is the type of organization that will take the time to walk you through their entire set up and tour their facilities. It's not just a "one and done" type of place. You can tell everyone there truly wants to be there and wear their hearts on their sleeves.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's a privilege to be donors to Lollypop Farm. They do so much good including animal adoptions, community education, veterinary medicine and law enforcement. Evelyn & John LeVay

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From the very young to the very old, this facility not only educates on care of animals but offers a caring vehicle to transition animals from one home to another. Lollypop addresses a need in the community to humanely assist animals at the end of their lives where other shelters, advertising they are no-kill shelters, turn their backs on animals in need. Through their many opportunities to volunteer, Lollypop has a spot for anyone willing to share their time and talents from tending to the gardens, to laundering the towels and blankets, to answering phones on the hotline called Pet Peeves, to getting fresh air and exercise while walking the dogs. What a treasure in our community!

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2 people found this review helpful

Lollypop Farm is a great resource for saving, protecting, and rehoming animals in the Monroe and surrounding Counties area. They are also a fantastic educational resource for teaching children about the care of animals.

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What a great organization. My wife and I are both supporters of Lollypop Farm and can't say enough good things about it. We are there every week and fall in love with at least one cat or dog each time. We love it when our favorites are adopted by the time we return the next week. The animals are well cared for by the staff and volunteers and the whole operation is funded by donations. It's a great place to take kids too so they can learn about animals and taking good care of them.

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My wife and I started volunteering at Lollypop early this year and frankly, can't get enough of the place! It gives us a chance to feel like we are making a difference for a lot of wonderful animals. I think it is rare that you can get as much or more than you receive, but that is how I feel every time I leave there after taking care of a scared and lonely dog or cat.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get the word out to educate more people about the services that this animal shelter provides to the community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization does a wonderful job not only of taking care of animals of all kinds in need, but in educating the public and providing other community support services such as therapy dogs. My husband and I support it personally. The Company I work for also supports it. I can't say enough about the positive feelings I, my husband, many others in my company, and the community in general has about Lollypop Farm and the work they do.

Liz Waidelich

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm picky about where my donations go, and the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County has consistently exceeded all of my criteria for many years. Every stakeholder's dedication to doing what's best for the animals at Lollypop Farm is abundantly clear at each juncture; there are no gaps. There is also no waste, that I've ever detected - I am completely satisfied that every dollar donated is deployed as effectively as possible. It's fun just to go and visit the shelter periodically, because the feeling that everyone is working together to create the best experience for the animals is nearly palpable. And I sincerely believe that the animals feel it.

There's no denying the results, either. Seeing people take a new pet to their "forever home" is a positively joyful experience. Being the person taking one is even better. I've lived with Lollypop Farm alumni for many years and am very thankful for the care and commitment and attention and love that they received while they were waiting.

From extraordinary animal care to helpful training opportunities to community outreach programs to dedicated law enforcement co-operation and much more, the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County does a spectacular job of “building lifelong bonds between people and animals” – its stated mission. I’ve been very pleased - and quite humbled - to help.

- Wayne Strauss

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful place Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is. And what a terrific job all of the staff and volunteers do for the animals. You won't find a shelter with more caring and kind people.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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