Sweet, lovable Ophelia likes to cuddle — and help with housework!

Published Aug 6, 2017 at 9:00am

Dear Winston:

Bonjour! My name is Ophelia. Hey…did you know? Ophelia is a character in William Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet.” She is a young noblewoman of Denmark, the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes, and potential wife of Prince Hamlet. She is one of only two female characters in the play.

I am a sweet, lovable 3-year-old female who was brought into the shelter as an owner-surrender at the end of June. I like to cuddle, play and will be someone’s very best friend and shadow. I will follow them around and help with whatever they are doing. I will definitely make my presence known!

Cats are quite helpful at doing many household chores in case anyone was wondering. I will be happy to provide references!

Thank you Winston, Ophelia

Dear Ophelia: Hello young lady! Thank you for writing! I don’t think it will be too long before you find a home because everyone needs a helper in the house, don’t they? Readers — please come and visit this beautiful feline and all of her friends, who are in need of forever homes. Thank you!

Community day a huge success

“Community Day’ was a huge success at the Humane Society of Rome Shelter!

Texas Roadhouse located in New Hartford, sent a crew of employees to volunteer at the Humane Society. After a quick tour of the shelter animals, everyone got to work!

Volunteers marked the dog walking trail, detailed the van used for pet therapy, disassembled cat carriers and assisted with general overdue cleaning of outside structures.  A big thank you again to the Texas Roadhouse crew! Your furry friends, and not so furry friends, appreciate your generosity!
If your organization is interested in participating in a Community Day at the shelter, please contact Katie Eastman at 315-336-7070. The shelter is always in need of volunteers for general operation of the shelter including dog walking, cleaning the cat room, pet therapy, pet smart and adoption events.

Science Diet for sale

The Rome Humane Society offers Science Diet pet food for purchase. Pet owners can buy this premium food from us. In addition to puchasing high quality food for your pet, you can also help the Humane Society!

AmazonSmile makes us smile!

AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way for you to support the Humane Society of Rome!

Every time you shop with Amazon, they donate a portion of the purchase price to our charitable organization.

This is what you do — before you begin to shop:

1. Go to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com)

2. Sign into your Amazon Account

3. Click on Accounts and Lists

4. Click on Your Account

5. Scroll down to Settings

6. Click on Change Your Charity

7. Start typing in “Humane Society of Rome” and Search

8. Make sure you choose the correct Humane Society and Select!

9. You can then go shopping!

10. Thank you!

Donations welcome

The Humane Society Shelter is 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.

When you make a donation to the shelter, you can be assured that it is earmarked for exactly what you wish, whether it’s for the Medical Fund, Spay-Neuter Fund, Building Fund, or General Fund.

The Rome Humane Society appreciates all that you do for our animals. As a not-for-profit organization, the expenses are oftentimes monumental.

The day to day costs of running a shelter is something that must be met. The cats and dogs must be fed, must have heat, must have medicine, must have staff to care for them. We are in great need of general donations at this time.

Gift ideas!

The Rome Humane Society may have the perfect gifts for those you love who may be hard to buy for…. the Humane Society Shelter has a gorgeous variety of colors and sizes of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and more! You have to see these items! Perfect for the animal lover and when you buy from us, you also help our cats and dogs. Happy birthday! Happy anniversary! Happy shopping!

How can I help?

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.”

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 bags

• Garbage bags 39 gallon lawn/leaf drawstring bags

• 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%

• 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 3 tab folders – letter size

Always Welcome:

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

Volunteers needed:

Do you love animals? Do you have as little as an hour a week to spare, or more? Contact us 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.