Adorable feline Enzo just wants to hold your hand

Published Oct 8, 2017 at 9:00am

Hi Winston:

I’m Enzo, a 1-year-old, black-and-white male cat. I was brought into the shelter at the end of July, due to my owner developing allergies.

I actually enjoy it here at the shelter very much, I get a lot of attention and love (and warm blankets as you can see from my photo).

While I like it here, I would love a forever home to call my own. What can I tell you and your readers about me? Well, I love to hold hands, literally.

I am very careful and keep my claws in, but I will put my paws around your hand and just hold on, yes, just like the Beatles song! “I Wanna Hold Your Hand!”

I will grace someone’s lap with my wonderful presence and I will also let that very special someone pet me from sun up to sun down.

I would be a delightful addition to anyone’s household. Thanks, Winston, I will be standing by to see who comes for me first!

Love, Enzo 

Dear Enzo:  

Thank you for writing, you look almost like a kitten in the photo but I suppose at only 1-year-old, you still are!

So you are one of those “hands-on” cats, hmmm? I have a human friend who has a cat who does the same thing and when they sit together, he will rest his paw delicately on her arm. Now, that’s love my friends! 

Hey! Good Luck to you, Enzo! 

Sincerely, Winston

Adoption Updates: 

The following dogs — Apollo and Skip — are now off to their own homes. Also adopted from the shelter are cats Josie; Becky; Castor and Pollux (together); Merlin and Nodja (together); Floyd; Hermes; Bogie; and Jaimie and Paisley (together). 

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The Humane Society Shelter is so grateful for those who take the time to care and to share….from the monetary donations to the countless donations requested on our wish list…it all makes a big difference to our animals. It makes their lives so much better.

While we provide only a temporary home for them, we want to be certain it is the best they can have for now.

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The Humane Society offers science diet for purchase. Help the Humane Society and help your pets at the same time by purchasing directly at the Shelter.

Upcoming events and fundraisers:

Thursday, Oct. 19 — “Dining for the Dogs” (and Cats!) at The Savoy Restaurant, 255 E. Dominick St., from 4 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a fantastic meal for a good cause, with part of the dining proceeds to benefit the Rome Humane Society Shelter.

Saturday, Oct. 21 — Halloween Spooktacular at the Rome Polish Home, 415 S. George St.. Event to feature music, costume contest and basket raffle – stay tuned for more information!

Other gift ideas!

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How can I help?

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Wish list:

Cat items:

• Fancy Feast pate style cat food

• Medium covered cat litter boxes

• Small plush cat beds

• Scoopable cat litter

• Cat toys (especially cat toys that make noise and small tiny mice)

Dog items:

• Nylabone dog chew bones for all size dogs

• Dog treats – variety

• Grain free dog treats

• Raw hide treats (all sizes)

• General shelter supplies

• Garbage bags 13 gallon tall kitchen drawstring

• Garbage bags 39 gallon lawn/leaf drawstring

• Bleach

Seasonal items:

• Leaf rakes

• Grass seed

• Pop up or easy tents for outside events to shade our animals

• Wheelbarrow

• Two new air conditioners for the cat room and incoming room (5,000 BTU and 8,000 BTU). Please call the shelter for BTU’s and sizes, 315-336-7070.

• Letter size file folders and file storage boxes

• Rubbing alcohol – 70 percent

• Copy paper

• Legal, letter and small notepads

• Post It Notes

• Telephone message pads (2 part carbonless)

• AA, AAA batteries

• Stamps

• Blank labels (1” x 2 5/8”) and (2” x 4”)

• Manilla three tab folders – letter size

Gift certificates or gift cards to area merchants to purchase supplies as needed.

Volunteers needed:

Contact us to learn how you can help all of the animals and to sign up today!

Shelter hours:

Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact us: 315-336-7070, 6247 Lamphear Road, Rome.