Pets Helping People
We call it Lollypop Love
2009 and 2010 Biennial Report
A Better Community for the Animals
ollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has the reputation as one of the preeminent shelters in the United States. We earned that reputation by continually asking ourselves difficult questions and pushing ourselves to find the answers. Questions like: “How can we find more homes?” “How do we ensure that all pets are spayed or neutered?” and “What can we do to make homeless animals more adoptable?” In these pages you’ll find answers to those questions in our variety of programs that were all designed to help people create and keep strong bonds with their pets. None of what we do would be possible without an incredibly supportive community, our generous donors, caring volunteers, committed board members, and dedicated staff. We are grateful to all for the part they play in making a better community for the animals. Alice Calabrese, CAWA President and CEO
Animals Benefit from Every Contribution
uring the past two years, Lollypop Farm staff have responded to a number of high-profile cruelty cases. Of particular note is a recent case that involved 150 animals seized from a property in Riga and brought to the shelter. Such cases are an all too frequent occurrence. In the pages that follow, you will learn of two other animals in danger who were rescued by our cruelty investigators, treated at our veterinary clinic, and adopted to a loving home. I complete my term as Board chair this June, privileged to have had the opportunity to work side by side with my Board colleagues, with the extremely talented and dedicated staff, and most importantly, for the animals. I look forward to another level of volunteer service to Lollypop Farm, whose daily operations— those that make the news and those that take place quietly every day—could not continue for another year if not for the generosity of every individual and group contribution. On their behalf, my sincere thanks. Christopher Linares Chairman of the Board
Mission Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs, and the prevention of cruelty.
Vision 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, andÂ respect.
Janet Bolt with Sadie
From Homeless to “Home Sweet Home”
airport resident Janet Bolt credits Sadie, a Jack Russell Terrier she adopted in 2009, with keeping her healthy and active. Sadie was one of thousands of animals admitted to Lollypop Farm that year—as always, we take in every animal who is brought to our door. Although we see each one as an individual, our work requires us to view them through the perspective of numbers. In 2010, those numbers moved in the right direction overall: adoptions rose, while intake and euthanasia dropped. For these trends to continue, people in our community must spay and neuter their pets—just as we will keep our commitment to spaying and neutering every dog and cat who leaves the shelter.
Animal Care by the Numbers
Live release rate
Adoptions at The Mall at 1,331 Greece Ridge adoption center, Pet$aver Health Pet Superstore adoption center, and PetSmart Henrietta adoption center
Cats adopted during Adopt-a-Cat Month (June)
Dogs adopted during Adopt-a-Dog Month (October)
Change in cat adoptions from prior year
Seniors-for-Seniors (fee-free) adoptions
Spay/neuter surgeries performed
Animals placed in foster care
* View our complete Asilomar Animal Statistics for 2009 and 2010 at www.lollypop.org/asilomar.
Sharing and Spreading Our Mission
ducational programs like Farm Camp (below), which offers fun, hands-on activities for children, help educate the next generation of pet owners and advocates for animals, while Lollypop Farm visitors of all ages learn about our operations through shelter tours. Assisting us in these programs are our Lollypop Educators and Junior Educators, experienced volunteers who have completed advanced training about the history and operations of the organization.
Humane Education by the Numbers
Visitors receiving tours of Lollypop Farm
Children attending Farm Camp
Girl Scout Junior Pet Care badges 500 and Brownie Animal Try-It badges earned
Volunteer Lollypop Educators and Junior Educators
Lollypop Farm Camp
Dodie Dawley with Lacie and Buffy
Engaging Pet Owners and Lending a Hand
ollypop Farm’s community outreach efforts include the Pet Peeves behavior helpline, a resource Dodie Dawley used in 2009 when her dog, Lacie, was playing roughly with her mother’s dog. (The pups are now best friends.) Whether teaching an adopter how to train his new puppy, easing a financial—or emotional—burden, enabling a cat owner to prevent another litter, or getting the word out about the wonderful animals available for adoption, our staff members and volunteers are helping to preserve the bonds between people and animals.
Community Outreach by the Numbers
Person/dog teams enrolled in training classes
Spay/neuter surgeries performed for rescue groups and feral cat TNR groups
Calls received by Pet Peeves helpline
Pet Assisted Therapy visits
People receiving Veterinary Pet Assistance services
Pet Loss Support group attendees
Children served by Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program
Spay Neuter Assistance Program (S.N.I.P.) vouchers distributed
Pet of the Week appearances in print, TV, radio, and online outlets Community events Social media connections
ndispensible to the work we do at Lollypop Farm are volunteers like Mary Knapp, who lends a hand with our adoption program and Pet Peeves behavior helpline.You’ll find volunteers in all areas of the shelter—and beyond. They care for the animals, perform adoptions, bring their pets on Pet Assisted Therapy visits, work the front desk, pitch in at special events, assist customers at the gift shop, and help out in our offices.
Volunteers by the Numbers Volunteers Total hours given by volunteers
Board of Directors Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Officers Chairman of the Board, Christopher Linares Vice Chairman, Michael Leone Secretary, Cheryl Kelley Treasurer, Donald O. Chesworth John Bartolotta M&T Bank
Steven Hess Finger Lakes Clinical Research
Paul Black, DVM Monroe Veterinary Associates
Cheryl Kelley, DMD
Martha Britt Eastman Kodak Company
Mary Knapp with an adoptable kitten
Donald O. Chesworth Harris, Chesworth, O’Brien, Johnstone,Welch & Leone, LLP David Friedlander RPD Mounted Patrol
Michael Leone Harris, Chesworth, O’Brien, Johnstone,Welch & Leone, LLP Christopher Linares Hickey Freeman Laurie Mark Northwest Savings Bank Thomas G. Minigiello, Jr., CFP Crossbridge Financial Group Amiel Mokhiber Amiel’s Original Submarines Patrick O’Flynn Monroe County Sheriff Peter Pape The Riverside Group Tina Power PAETEC Communications Inc. Donald J. Riley Mark IV Enterprises Raymond C. Shea Monroe Community College
Educating Pet Owners and Arresting Offenders
erving a population of about 900,000 people, our law enforcement officers have seen many cases like those involving Timber and Wiki (below). The two pit bulls were found abandoned last June—one in a covered garbage can and the other in a dumpster—discarded like trash. The young dogs were both severely emaciated. Our cruelty investigators brought them to Lollypop Farm’s veterinary clinic, where they received emergency treatment and began to recover. Timber and Wiki’s owner turned herself in to police and later pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty. With the evidence our cruelty investigators were able to collect, however, she was convicted of four counts of animal cruelty. Both dogs, after much veterinary care and behavior training, are now each part of a loving family. Fortunately, the majority of the cases our officers handle can be solved simply by educating pet owners about proper care of their animals and then confirming that positive changes are made.
Law Enforcement by the Numbers Calls received by animal cruelty hotline Field visits made by officers
Animals surrendered or seized Arrests made
Educational presentations made to community members
Craig and Cindy Urciuoli
Jasmine and CoCo
Lollypop Farm provides many programs essential to the Rochester community. … Through education and a visible presence, the care and respect allotted towards animals can be improved so they are no longer considered disposable and exploitable.
~ Cindy Urciuoli,
Lollypop Farm supporter since 1992, volunteer, and adopter.
Financial Information Expenses FY 2010
Support & Revenue FY 2010 3%
Farm Law Enforcement
Other Programs 6% 6%
Program Revnue Net Gain on Investments Restricted Gifts
United Way Designations
Management & General 19%
Gifts, Donations, Special Events, In-kind & Current Bequests
Interest & Dividends
$913,259 $195,879 $3,670,102
$262,377 $211,405 $3,091,508
$1,150,105 $179,095 $1,017,592 $2,346,792 $6,016,894
$1,083,606 $256,592 ($1,412,693) ($72,495) $3,019,013
Gifts, Donations, Special Events, In-kind, and Current Bequests Restricted Gifts United Way Designations Total Support
Revenue Program Revenue Interest and Dividends Net Gain/(Loss) on Investments Total Revenue/(Loss) Total Support & Revenue
Expenses: Program Services Shelter Veterinary Clinic Farm Law Enforcement Other Programs Total Program Service Expenses
$1,782,587 $748,929 $284,836 $276,521 $738,336 $3,831,209
$1,804,858 $772,358 $275,371 $294,856 $673,743 $3,821,186
Expenses: Supporting Services Management and General Fundraising Total Supporting Service Expenses Total Expenses Change to Net Assets from Operations Residual Bequests TOTAL CHANGE IN NET ASSETS
$135,475 $768,925 $904,400 $4,735,609
$269,882 $673,926 $943,808 $4,764,994
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester Main Shelter 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450 Satellite Adoption Centers PetSmart, 790 Jefferson Road, Henrietta, NY The Mall at Greece Ridge, 271 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Greece, NY Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore, 1596 Ridge Road West, Greece, NY General Information: (585) 223-1330 Animal Cruelty Hotline: (585) 223-6500 Pet Peeves Behavior Helpline: (585) 295-2999 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lollypop.org Connect With Lollypop Farm
Photo credits: Cover, Alex Rees; Inside front cover, WalterColley.com and TheAnimalPortrait.com; Page 1, TheAnimalPortrait.com, Anne Marie DiMarsico, and Adrienne McHargue; Page 2, Kelley Hildmeyer; Page 3, Cynthia Welch; Page 4 and 5, Kim Reed; Page 6, Alex Rees; Page 7, Kim Reed; Page 8, TheAnimalPortrait.com; Inside back cover: Katina Antoniades, Cynthia Welch, and Adrienne McHargue; Back cover, Andrew Bloom and Adrienne McHargue Layout and Design: Victoria Brzustowicz/VictoriaBCreative.com ÂŠ 2011 Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County PCA, Inc. Lollypop Farm is a registered trademark of the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. All rights reserved.