Meet Presley: The best lap cat in the world!

Published May 14, 2017 at 9:00am

Greetings! Let me introduce myself — My name is Presley, and I am a 2-year-old male black and white feline who was brought into the shelter as a stray back in early December.

It’s hard to believe I am still here and it’s already the middle of May!

The most important thing I can tell everyone about me is that I am most definitely a lap cat. Whoever adopts me will have to be certain that once they sit down and give me the invitation to join them, that we will both be settled in for quite some time.

I don’t like to be picked up but I am 100 percent a lap cat. And so, this is my tale…the shelter staff thinks that when I was out running as a stray, at one time I may have gotten one of my front paws caught in a trap (but I pulled free) because I walk, run and play with a limp. That most certainly does not hinder me in any way and I live my life to the fullest!

I would do best in an adult home with no small children. As a side note, I also love treats (don’t we all?) So there you have it Winston, me in a nutshell! Please spread the word that I am available immediately.

Thank you, kind sir! Love, Presley 

Dear Presley:

You’ve been at the Shelter since December?

You need to come to the front of your cage more often so the public can see you! A handsome young man like you? Well, being in the spotlight this week will do wonders for not only your self-esteem but may very well change your entire life. Good luck to you, my friend! 

Adoption updates:

Both Jeffrey and Sammy have found their forever homes! Congrats!

Upcoming events:

June 10: “Woofstock — A Cause for Paws,” presented by the Rome Polish Home: Saturday, June 10. The event will feature music, food and basket raffles. Admission is $10 per person or $15 per couple. 

Aug. 7: “Paws on the Green Golf Tournament,” Monday, Aug. 7 at Teugega Country Club. Each year it gets bigger and better and more new teams are added.

The cost is $500 for a foursome and includes everything you need for the day — 18 holes of golf and cart, lunch, dinner, beverages on the course and entry prizes.

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3. Click on Accounts and Lists 

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Donation wish list:

Cat items: 

• Medium covered cat litter boxes; 

• Small plush cat beds;  

• Scoopable kitty litter; and  

• Cat toys (especially toys that make noise).  

Dog items: 

• Nylabone Dog Chew Bones for all size dogs;

• Dog treats – variety; 

• Grain-free dog treats; and  

• Rawhide treats (all sizes).

General shelter supplies: 

• 13-gallon tall kitchen drawstring garbage bags; 

• 39-gallon lawn/leaf drawstring bags; 

• Bleach;  

• Copy paper;

• Legal, letter and small notepads; 

• Post-It Note; 

• Telephone message pads (2 part carbonless); 

• AA and AAA batteries; 

• Blank labels (1 x 2 5/8 in. and 2 x 4 in.); and  

• Manila three-tab folders (letter size). 

Seasonal items: 

• Weed Eater – gas powered; and

• Lawn Mower and/or riding mower. 

Shelter hours:

The Humane Society of Rome Shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, is open for people to come and find forever friends and new members of the family from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call (315) 336-7070 or go online to You can also check out the Rome Humane Society on