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Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester and Monroe County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We received $50 for a dog named Joey through the Sponsor a Pet Program. The money went to help support the cost of care for Joey. Upon his arrival, Joey received a full veterinary exam, all vaccinations, a heartworm test, and a microchip and was neutered, as is every animal that comes to Lollypop Farm. Our clinic also provides all other medical care deemed necessary. In Joey's case, the veterinarians felt that x-rays were necessary. The veterinarian found some abnormalities on the x-rays of his pelvis and legs. Joey's x-rays were sent to a specialist for review and his is currently under treatment. He also was sedated and had a dental procedure. Joey's care has been quite costly.

This donation helped support Joey's care while he awaits his forever home.

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Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

How great is Joey? Let me count the ways … He is a 4.5-year-old, 58-lb pit bull terrier mix who loves people. He is very particular as to whom he chooses to be his canine friends, though. For this reason, and the fact that he wants all your love and attention, he should be the only dog, king of your castle! Joey is very good on his walks, does a great sit, takes treats nicely and loves a good challenge. There is a very large bone-shaped toy in the courtyard, and Joey had the best time trying to figure out how to pick it up. Once he succeeded, you could see how proud he was as he pranced about with it in his mouth. It is suggested that children be at least 10 years old, but bring the whole family out for a meet-and-greet. Talk with the counselors and be sure he is the right fit for your family and lifestyle. Forgive me for not numbering all the reasons Joey is such a good dog, but come and see for yourself. He will convince you, even if I did not. Meet Joey:

Joey was featured on our local news station as the pet of the week in hope that he would find an adopter:

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