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Volunteer dog walkers help during snowstorm at Lollypop Farm

Dutch was decidedly not excited about the frigid weather on Sunday.

An older dog with a brindle coat and a patch of white on her chest, she headed outside the door of Lollypop Farm with Pam Hensel, a Fairport resident who has volunteered as a dog walker since March.

"Dutch is not a good walker," Hensel said, noting the dog usually liked to do her business and head back inside. True to Hensel's prediction, Dutch relieved herself and then headed straight back toward the door.

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, closed to visitors during the snowstorm on Sunday, but there still was plenty activity behind the scenes. Roughly a dozen staff members reported to make sure the animals — from dogs and cats to farm animals — were clean, fed and warm. Also reporting for duty was a hardy group of volunteer dog walkers, tasked with giving the dogs a chance to stretch their legs and relieve themselves.

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