During our Cutest Pet Contest, we’d like to hi-light a few of the local Pet Adoption Agencies that we love to support. Whether you’re a pet owner or an Animal Lover there are countless ways to help local agencies through pet adoption or donations of time, money or supplies.
GRASP Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets has been a long time favorite of Rockcastle Florist. For a time we even hosted Foster Cats in our Flower Shop…what an awesome distraction, (I mean opportunity) that was!! Greece is a large town with its own sizeable stray, lost or abandoned pet concerns. GRASP not only provides a network of Foster Homes but also reunites lost animals with their families. coordinates medical care and adoptions. This weekend GRASP is hosting a Garage Sale Fund Raiser. For more information on how you can help visit their facebook page or website at https://www.facebook.com/pages/GRASP/79872086484
LollyPop Farm Animal Shelter has been helping pets and people in the greater Rochester area since 1873! Who can’t recall a visit to their sprawling facility where it seems they accept any kind of animal imaginable in need? Just because they are a large expanse of shelter don’t discount the amount of help they need to run things smoothly. For more information on Lollypop Farm visit their facebook or website at https://www.facebook.com/lollypopfarm
FLTAP Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program opened in 2007 on the property of Finger Lakes Race Track. The Purple Haze Adoption Program allows former race horses the chance for a new home or career. Most race horses are retired from racing between the ages of 4 and 7, whether it is minor injury, overuse or age related issues. With help from FLTAP thoroughbreds are rehabilitated, socialized and trained to become eventers, polo ponies, hunt jumpers, trail horses or family recreation pet/horses. With a potential lifespan of 30+ years FLTAP allows retired race horses many more years of activity and happiness. What makes these horses so unique is that race track training doesn’t allow much exposure to the outside world so they don’t share the same experiences as farm raised horses. A few years back our family had the experience of indirectly adopting an off the track race horse. He was a gifted athlete with a heart of gold. It seemed every change in scenery was a new experience or surprise for our boy Roy. We miss him terribly after his untimely death, but we cherish the memories we had with him. For information about FLTAP Purple Haze go to http://fingerlakestap.org/