Lollypop Farm asking for help adopting out dogs

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ROCHESTER, N.Y (WHEC) — It’s a situation all too familiar… Lollypop Farm is full, yet again.

The animal shelter says this time they are at full capacity with dogs. Twenty dogs are available for adoption, which the humane society says is unusually high compared to last year.

“Usually we see a big rush around the holidays, and for some reason this year we just haven’t seen quite a rush,” said Director of Animal Placement Vicky Pape. “We’ve also had also a couple of cases come in where animals needed a new place to be.”

Lollypop Farm says a number of factors contribute to the high number of dogs this year.

“We have communities in crisis. Maybe somebody is in the hospital who passed away. We have people who are just needing to move and maybe they can’t have a dog in the new place. We have also seen 10 that came in from law enforcement,” Pape added.

A handful of the pooches also came from Louisiana right after the hurricane.

“We been waiting a really long time, and our landlord finally gave us the OK so we decided we’d bite the bullet and find someone that fits our needs and we also have two cats at home,” said Cassie Wicker who is looking to adopt a dog. “With the overcrowding, we thought it was the perfect time.”

After a meet and greet, Wicker is hoping to find a perfect match for her new four-legged best friend.

“I would love to find one, so we’ll see how it goes,” Wicker said.

Lollypop Farm has a promotion through the end of January, which includes 50% off all adoption fees for dogs. The adoption is on a first come first serve basis.

Click here to see the adoptable dogs in the shelter.