Communication Upgrades for the Law Enforcement Fleet
Dr. Fisher gave the gift of upgraded communications systems for the Humane Society Law Enforcement Fleet at Lollypop Farm. These communication upgrades let officers access the Internet and Police data bases to more quickly apprehend suspects who have abused or who are suspected of abusing animals.
This communication upgrade to these vehicles is the latest in Dr. Fisher's ongoing commitment to the Human Society Law Enforcement officers and their mission. Two previous gifts from Dr. Fisher have been made over the past decade to ensure the whole fleet of vehicles operate with the latest computer technology for the protection of innocent animals.
Rainbow Bridge Gift
Dr. Fisher donated the "Rainbow Bridge" to Lollypop Farm to comfort people in the loss of their animal companions. This beautifully crafted bridge leads to the Nelson A. Lengeman Pet Cemetery and Columbarium.
The Rainbow Bridge symbolizes a place where our special animal friends wait for us after their passing, for a time when we will cross over and be reunited once again. This is the poem that inspired this gift:
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Dr. Fisher was a Sponsor of the 2017 Gala
Dr. Fisher was a Bronze Sponsor of the 2016 Gala
It's Raining Cats & Dogs Gala
to benefit Lollypop Farm
Protecting Our Animal Friends
Lollypop Farm's CEO Alice Calabrese hosted a lunch meeting at which Dr. Fisher donated three new Panasonic laptops to the Humane Society Law Enforcement unit at Lollypop. These are much needed tools in the investigation of animal cruelty cases and replace outdated ones previoulsy donated by Dr. Fisher.
Dr. Fisher, an animal lover, has provided substantial monetary support to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farms since 2004. Most recenly, he lends his support to the organization through their most recent initiative: "Unleash the Dream." In recognition of Dr. Fisher's support, there will be a special donor recognition wall displayed outside this newest addition to Lollypop Farms.
ROC the Day 2012
$10,000 Matching Gift by Dr. Jerid M. Fisher.
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is proud to have again been part of ROC the Day, our community's 24-hour period of giving across the nine-county region on 12-12-12. In total, charities across the Greater Rochester area received $875,000 from 10,069 donors!
We are thrilled to announce that nearly $50,000 was raised for Lollypop Farm on ROC the Day through individual donations and our matching grant donors, Jerid Fisher, Ph.D., ABN, and Laurie Elliott, who EACH matched $10,000. Included in the total amount raised is an extra $1,000 bonus for having the most ROCstar donors from 4-6 am (thanks early risers!), and one donor, picked at random by the United Way, chose Lollypop Farm as their charity of their choice to win $500.
This support is critical to creating a future where we are able to care for more animals, perform more spay or neuter surgeries, and prevent more animal cruelty. We are so grateful that so many of you chose to make a difference for the pets in our community and the people who love them!
ROC the Day - 2011
$10,000 Matching Gift by Dr. Jerid M. Fisher.
Lollypop Farm participated in ROC the Day, a community-based 24-hour period of giving across the nine-county region of Upstate and Western New York. In total, nearly 700 charities in the Greater Rochester area received $567,036 from 6600 donors.
Lollypop Farm was thrilled that $24,384 was donated at ROCtheDay.org, plus the $10,000 matching gift from Dr. Jerid Fisher, Ph.D, ABN. Additionally, four donors, picked at random by the United Way won $500 for a charity of their choice, choosing Lollypop Farm, bringing another $2,000. Finally, visitors gave us more than $1,000 in offline donations in the lobby. The total raised during ROC the Day was more than $37,000!