Sox seeks a home; special adoption fee for cats

Published Nov 4, 2018 at 9:00am

Special adoption offer

With so many cats residing at the Humane Society of Rome shelter, the society is offering a special adoption program. All adult cats will have a reduced adoption fee of $50.

The offer extends until Thanksgiving. Potential adopters still have to qualify to meet the adoption requirements and also, this discount only applies to the Rome Humane Society Shelter on Lamphear Road and no other location where the agency may have shelter animals up for adoption. 

Sox seeks home

Hi Everyone:

My name is Sox. I was a stray that was transferred to the shelter from another facility and I’ve been here at the Humane Society of Rome since the end of September. I am a 1-year-old female terrier/pit bull mix canine with a sweet temperament.

I am playful, get along well with other dogs (especially with a proper introduction and meet and greet). I even like cats. Love people and children – all ages, all sizes! I enjoy playing with the staff members here and taking walks with them.

I am just a love bug and total sweetheart. Please Winston, have your readers come down to the shelter to meet me! 

Adoption update: 

Off to their forever homes are the cats Moe, Trixie, Rocky, Faith, Louie, Austin, Tommy, Noel, Tilly and Suzie. Also celebrating their adoptions are the dogs Jinny, Binx, Sampson and Lucy.

Special requests/new wish list items

  • Bleach 

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. 


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 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 questions, call the shelter at 315-336-7070.