Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, celebrated 150 years of operation on Monday.

Elected officials visited the animal sanctuary to commemorate this milestone.

State Sen. Jeremy Cooney and Asm. Jen Lunsford presented Senate and Assembly resolutions passed earlier this year that recognize Lollypop Farm for its dedication to the care and protection of animals.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Perinton Town Supervisor Ciaran Hanna also issued special proclamations.

The humane society first began to serve the horses that helped pull boats along the Erie Canal in 1873.

"Lollypop Farm has been saving animals in the Greater Rochester area for one hundred and fifty years,” said Lollypop Farm President and CEO Alice Calabrese in a statement. β€œIt is a place of happy childhood memories, an institution committed to justice for animals, and a healing step on the path to a loving home for lost and abused pets. In celebrating our 150th Anniversary, we thank of community for making this work possible.”

The organization works to provide shelter, care and adoption for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, reptiles, horses and other farm animals.