Lollypop Farm and the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, transported 27 goats, three horses, and one llama to the organization’s main shelter location following an animal cruelty investigation in Westerlo.
According to Lollypop, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, became involved following an anonymous complaint that the animals were being provided no food and minimal shelter.
Upon investigation, law enforcement officers found over 120 animals living in deplorable conditions. Being one of the few shelters able to provide care for a large number of farm animals, Lollypop Farm is often called upon to assist in such sizeable cases.
“We are fortunate to be supported by a community that cares for pets of all kinds,” says Alice Calabrese, president and CEO at Lollypop Farm. “I am proud that we will be able to provide these animals with the food, shelter, veterinary services, and the rehabilitation they will need for a fresh start.”
Community members who want to help provide for the care these animals and others like them can visit lollypop.org/27goats to make a donation.