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Welcome to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, serving the people and pets of Monroe County for 133 years. We’re a state-of-the-art facility focusing on quality animal care and humane education.

The Mission: We’re committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs and the prevention of cruelty.

The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm — Then and Now — 1873-2006

The Letters The natural disasters of this past year have created enormous suffering and displacement of animals in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida. Our community has graciously and generously stepped up to the plate and donated thousands of dollars for the relief and comfort of those animals. We are extremely proud of the community efforts in this endeavor. In addition, the community has given support to our own Humane Society at Lollypop Farm by way of financial donations directly or through United Way; supplying our animals with food, bedding and toys, and attendance at events such as the annual golf tournament, Bark and Whine, and the extremely popular Barktoberfest. It would be impossible to function and to deliver the quality programs that are available to the community without your generosity. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to personally thank you for your past support, and ask for your continued help in all that we try to accomplish.

Then, in 1873 when the Humane Society of Rochester was born and now, 2005, our community depends on us to lead the way and set the example for kindness, caring, compassion and responsibility toward our pets. In the pages that follow you’ll see these values exemplified through actions. Whether it’s our education program teaching humane values to school children or our law enforcement officers rescuing an abandoned animal or our adoption counselors making lifelong matches, everything we do speaks to our core values and our mission of preventing cruelty, educating, and building bonds between people and their pets. We can only do all of these things because we have a talented, dedicated staff, a caring, generous community and wonderful, hardworking volunteers. We are grateful to all for making Lollypop Farm the place that it is. Best regards, Alice Calabrese Smith President & CEO

Rosemary L. Bergin

Chair, Board of Directors Humane Society at Lollypop Farm

The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm is the third oldest animal welfare organization in New York State, founded in 1873 by citizens concerned about the ill treatment of work animals in the growing Rochester community and along the Erie Canal.

The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm — Then and Now — 1873-2006

The Vision The he Humane Society at Lollypop Farm envisions 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.

The Shelter 14,627 needy and homeless animals were brought to Lollypop Farm in 2004/05. Of that number 7,442 were found to be adoptable and 6,997 were adopted. Our goals are to reunite lost pets with their families and to find loving new homes for those who are unwanted or abandoned. We also allow pets an opportunity to regain their physical and mental well-being through our foster care program. Pets are available for adoption at Lollypop Farm in Fairport and at Lollypop Farm West in Brockport. To combat pet overpopulation, all dogs, cats and rabbits are spayed or neutered before leaving the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm.

Veterinary Medical Services The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm includes a clinic that staffs two veterinarians, five veterinary technicians, and one veterinary assistant. Our state of the art equipment includes gas anesthesia machines, two EKG machines and three pulseoximeters. The Lollypop Veterinary staff performed 5,160 surgeries in 2004-05 consisting primarily of spay/neuter, but also performed orthopedic and soft tissue procedures. In addition to surgeries on dogs and cats, the Lollypop veterinary staff has performed surgical procedures on pot bellied pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, geese, chickens, roosters, ferrets, sheep, and goats. The veterinary staff assists the investigation department by examining and treating abused animals and performing forensic necropsies. The clinic also provides an Externship Program for veterinary students and an internship program for veterinary technician students.

The Programs Lollypop Farm is committed to helping both people, and their pets. The following programs are focused on enhancing the bond between pets and people. Pet Assisted Therapy: Our program boasts 95 two-legged volunteers and 84 four-legged friends. We made 244 visits to 98 facilities last year, including nursing homes, enriched living and independent living facilities, adult day care, developmentally disabled centers and psychiatric facilities. We couldn’t count all the smiles. Pet Peeves: Our newest tool to aid people in developing a healthier relationship with their pets is a behavior helpline launched in conjunction with AD Council of Rochester. Last year, over 1,000 calls for advice were answered. Pet Loss Support: In recognition of the awesome role pets play in many of our lives, Lollypop Farm offers monthly support sessions for those grieving the loss of a beloved pet. Seniors-for-Seniors: We know dog is man’s best friend (or cat as the case may be). We help senior citizens find a friend and companion by waiving the adoption fee when they adopt a pet over the age of six. Pets Are Welcome (P.A.W.) - Finding a rental property that allows pets is no longer a challenge with our P.A.W. list, which includes more than 200 local properties. Dog Obedience Classes: There is no better way to build a relationship with your dog than by attending one of our popular puppy, basic, advanced, Canine Good Citizen or agility classes at Lollypop Farm. Over 1,700 people and their dogs did last year alone. Veterinary Pet Assistance: Pet food and veterinary assistance is offered to individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford the companionship of a pet.

The 1950’s marked a new era for the Humane Society with the move to West Henrietta Road and the establishment of Lollypop Farm. This new facility had not only an animal shelter, but also a petting zoo-an important step in realizing Society Director Raymond C. Naramore’s vision of promoting humane education and kindness to all creatures.

Pet Assisted Therapy Volunteers 7/1/2004 – 6/30/2005 Over 100 visits: “Olivia” Holliday “Charlie” Letts “Einstein” Letts Over 50 visits: Sue Allen and “Shadow” Ron Dries Barbara Fornalik, “Tully” & “Queenie” Terry Speck and “Barnum” 20 or more visits: Susan Bocchetti and “Murphy” Ken and Judy Breckinridge, “Lupa” and “Jessie” Anita Calderon and “Max” Elizabeth Crofton Doris Entz and “Bonnie” John Hamilton, “Trinket”, “Jasper”, “Hawk” and “Henna” Jean Hoyt, “Holly” and “Charlie” Joy Landauer, Stephen Hoysic, “Jake”, “Harley” and “Zola” William and Judy Lenhard & “Fuzzy” Cynthia Leyrer and “Maddie” Peggy Munch Barb and Charlie Osterhaudt, “Molly”, “Shamoo”, “Lewis” & “Clark” Karen Paprocki Margaret S. Roller and “Corky” Paula Warner and “Mystic”and “Trigger” Lynn Wehle and “Crystal” Special mention to Teresa Levy and “Topspin”

Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP): Helps low-income families to end pet overpopulation by offering financial assistance to help with the spaying and neutering of their pet.

The Humane Society’s full title until 1897 was the Humane Society of Rochester, NY for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Animals when the group split to address the needs of children and animals separately.

The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm — Then and Now — 1873-2006

Humane Education • Summer Farm Camp: Hosted our popular farm camp which welcomed over 300 children in 2005 and offered camp scholarships to those in need. • Created a Series of Eight “Cat Myth Posters” with photographer, Juli-Ann Cialone and writer Cathleen Burnham as part of our educational plan to demystify the cat and promote the cat as part of the family. They are hanging in our shelter! • Held "A Conference About Cats" where we outlined the cat overpopulation problem, showcased the current efforts at Lollypop Farm and other organizations and enlisted personal commitments of the 75 people in attendance! • We now have age appropriate tour programs given by 23 trained docent volunteers! Preschoolers can learn about basic pet care, elementary school students participate in a dog bite prevention program and middle school students learn all about cats. In the last year over 1,000 people have participated in the tour program. • Collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Genesee Valley to offer a Girl Scout Badge Program. 12 Girl Scout Youth Leaders help Brownies and Juniors achieve their Animal Try-It or Pet Care Badge. • New Take C.A.R.E. Cats! Learning Center is teaching the public all about cats. There is plenty for adults and children to learn about cats being part of the family and how cats are cool through fun hands-on interactives.

In 1963 Hiram Marks donated 140 acres of land in Fairport to the Society and Lollypop Farm moved to its current home. Under Director Frank Rogers, a new policy was enacted requiring every adoptable pet to be spayed or neutered.

The Volunteers No shelter in the world can boast of a more dedicated and generous corps of volunteers. A total of 804 individuals gave 43,015 hours in the year ending 6/30/05. 4444

Our volunteers work within 28 different job descriptions, every day of the year. All these jobs support the staff in carrying out the mission of the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm. Their work adds greatly to the comfort and safety of every animal in our care, as well as the many other animals in the community whose owners seek our help through phone calls to the front desk or Pet Peeves. So we can count the volunteers, and their hours, and their job descriptions, but we can never put a number on the value of their tender concern for the animals. On behalf of those animals, we are grateful to all.

The Cruelty Department Our Animal Cruelty Investigations Department fielded 930 cases ranging from reports of mild neglect to criminal acts of intentional cruelty. The results produced 2,692 field visits, 247 surrendered/impounded animals, and 11 arrests.

The Dollars Year Ending:

Today, all dogs, cats & rabbits are spayed or neutered before going home. Lollypop Farm offers humane education opportunities both in our shelter and on the farm.

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June 30, 2005

Support Gifts & Donations & Bequests: Donor Designations (United Way): Memberships: Total Support:

1,073,774 201,061 237,469 1,512,304

1,423,141 204,384 175,672 1,803,197

Revenue Program Revenues: Interest & Dividends: Transfer from Endowment: Total Revenue: Total Support & Revenue:

1,243,199 200,900 914,861 2,358,960 3,871,264

1,507,739 187,212 339,245 2,034,196 3,837,393

Expenses Program Services Shelter: Farm: Law Enforcement: Other Programs: Total Program Services:

2,103,043 299,783 219,905 510,307 3,133,038

2,134,226 269,456 232,761 441,078 3,077,521

Supporting Services Total Mgmt & Fundraising Total Expenses:

738,226 3,871,264

759,872 3,837,393

Lollypop Farm Annual Report 2005  

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester 2005 Annual Report