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‘Handsome Hansen’ looking to give, receive some Christmas cheer

Published Dec 2, 2018 at 9:00am

Greetings one and all and a very Happy December to you! 

I am Hansen, a 1-year-old male terrier/pit bull mix canine. I’ve been at the shelter since the end of September. I am a sweet, playful boy and get along very well with other dogs once I have a proper introduction and a ‘meet and greet.’ 

I love meeting new people and like to play with the shelter staff members. I also enjoy going for walks. Oh yes, and toys and treats are some of my all time favorite things!

I do have a few nicknames — “Hanny Banny” or (as you can see from the photo) and “Handsome Hansen!” I like that name the best.

So, Winston, here I am, and here I wait until someone comes and scoops me up and takes me home. I promise that they will be happy they did. I will make someone’s household a very happy and fun one!

Thank you so much.

Your friend, Hansen 

Dear Handsome Hansen:

Thank you for writing! I am so pleased that you have your chance in the spotlight. I wish you luck and success in your quest for a home. Hopefully you won’t have to wait until the New Year for that to happen. 

Good luck!

Love, Winston 

Special Requests or New Items for Wish List

The Rome Humane Society shelter is in need of the following items:

  • Dog rawhide free treats/bones’
  • Tall kitchen garbage bags with drawstrings;
  • 8 1/2 x 11 inch copy paper;
  • Cotton balls;
  • Triple antibiotic ointment; and
  • Large band-aids.

Thank you! 

Other Wish List Items Needed: 

Cat Items 

  • Medium covered litter boxes 
  • Small litter boxes – kitten size 
  • Small plush cat beds – kitten size 
  • Covered Cat Beds – all sizes 
  • Small paper food trays 
  • Friskies or 9 Lives pate canned food 
  • Ceramic crocks for food and water – small and large 
  • Clumping litter(never can have too much) 
  • Toys (especially toys small soft toys and small mice) 

Dogs Items 

  • Nylabone Dog Chew Bones for all size dogs 
  • Grain Free treats 
  • Raw Hide treats – all sizes 
  • Soft Treats – such as Bacon Strips, Pupperoni, etc. 
  • General Shelter Supplies 
  • Garbage bags* – 13 gallon tall kitchen DRAWSTRING bags 
  • Garbage bags* – 39 gallon lawn/leaf DRAWSTRING bags 
  • Bleach( non-foaming kind) never can have too much 
  • Legal, letter, and small notepads 
  • Legal size and Regular No. 10 envelopes 
  • Telephone message pads – 2 part carbonless 
  • Postage and Stamps 
  • Blank address labels – 1 X 2 5/8 and 2 X 4
  • Manila 3 tab folders – letter size 
  • 25 Gallon Plastic tubs with lids 
  • Copy Paper 
  • Paper Towels (running low) 
  • Rubbing Alcohol 
  • Neosporin Ointment, Band Aids 

Seasonal Items

  • New Energy Efficient Space Heater 
  • Snow Shovels 
  • Pet friendly Ice Melt 

Always Welcome

  • Gift Certificates or Gift cards to area merchants to purchase supplies as needed. 

Donate bottles/cans

Want to support the shelter but do not have much free time or extra money? How about donating your bottles and cans for the care of the animals at the Rome Humane Society Shelter?

All you have to do is drop off your bottles and cans at Green World Bottle and Can Return Center, 1318 Erie Blvd. W., Rome, and ask to have the donation added to the Humane Society of Rome account.

Purina Points Weight Circles 

Help the Humane Society of Rome earn points when you purchase Purina brand products, and collect weight circles.

Simply cut and save the circles from participating Purina brand dog foods you have purchased and bring to the shelter.

We save the weight circles and submit in bulk. Purina will send the Humane Society a check good towards future purchase of dog food. This saves the shelter the large amount on food. 

Great gift ideas! 

The Humane Society has the perfect gifts for those you love who may be hard to buy for — a wide variety of colorful T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and other items that are simply purrfect for animal lovers.

And, when you buy from the Humane Society, you also help our cats and dogs.

Become a member

Are you a member of the Humane Society of Rome? Please log onto our website www.humanesocietyrome.com and click on the ‘how can I help’ link and look for “MEMBERSHIP.”  

Become a volunteer

Volunteers are needed! Do you love animals? Do you have as little as an hour a week to spare or more? Contact the Humane Society and sign up today! 

Shelter Hours

The Humane Society of Rome animal shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, is open on Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shelter is also open on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

For more information, call 315-336-7070.