Livestock Animals in Shelters - Especially Pot-Bellied Pigs

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Recorded On: 01/23/2020

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Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester has successfully sheltered and adopted out livestock and farm animals, particularly by forming rescue partners. Learn how they do it.

One of the hardest animals to find proper placement for are pot-bellied pigs. There have been an increasing number of pigs showing up in shelters all across the country and not every shelter has the ability to house farm animals. These amazing creatures are falsely represented as something they are not. Meanwhile, honest placement facilities can’t find appropriate homes. The pig overpopulation has two main problems. The first one is stopping the lies that are being broadcast over various medias. Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester has been working with the New York Attorney General’s office to get breeders investigated. The other problem is having resources in your area to assist with pig placement. Lollypop Farm will share tactics to help shelters to place pot-bellied pigs. 

12 minutes long.

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This webinar recording is part of the new Innovation Bank. The Innovation Bank is a collection of bright ideas, innovative programs, and research that your organization can use for inspiration. Recorded sessions will be added to the series throughout Fall 2020.

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Joanna Dychton

Farm and Safety Manager, Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Joanna Dychton has worked for Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester since May of 1998. She began immediately after earning her degree in Zoology from the State University of New York at Oswego. Joanna started as a regular farm attendant in 1998 and became the Farm Manager in 1999, working with goats, sheep, cattle, equine, swine, llamas, alpacas, deer, emu, chickens, ducks, geese, and other various fowl. She has been a part of some of the largest farm animal cruelty cases NYS has seen, and soon will begin teaching farm animal handling to other agencies staff and cruelty investigators.

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