Dolph, the cat with a ‘stache, seeks a new home


Greetings everyone!

My name is Dolph, and I am a 5-year-old male feline, black and white as you can clearly see with just a hint of a moustache to make me look interesting and unique. All of the shelter staff love my manly ‘‘stache” and it certainly makes me look distinguished!

I have been living at the Humane Society Shelter since mid-December when I was surrendered by my owner. They were moving and unfortunately, they could not take me along with them. Those things happen, I suppose. So I have found myself in a new place, with new friends, trying to figure out what my next step is.

I am cared for wonderfully here and all of my needs are met, but it sure would be nice to find a new home that I can call my own. I would do best in a home with adults only and no other pets. I would prefer to be an only ‘furr-child’ because I need a lot of attention. I do tend to ‘act out’ at the shelter when I’m being ignored and the other animals are getting more attention than (I imagine) they are getting.

It does not even matter that I am spoiled with love — I just can’t get enough! (until I tell you otherwise and I will be sure to let you know!) A quiet household is ideal. There are a lot of things in my cat life that keep me very content: chewing on cat grass, climbing cat trees, exploring cat tunnels, playing with my toys and just being my independent self. Oh, I also love to chase those darned ‘hard to catch’ laser lights!

My goal besides finding a new forever home would be to finally catch the dot! Can you imagine how exciting that would be? So Winston, there you have it, a new home and to catch the dot — two very important goals to strive for!

Thank you for your time and consideration and for allowing me a chance to shine in the spotlight.

Much appreciated. Lots of love, Dolph

Dear Dolph:

Handsome? You most certainly are. Distinguished? Oh yes, and then some! Readers what do you think of this dapper fellow with the moustache? All he needs is a tux and maybe a top hat and you can take him anywhere!

We know he is excited about finding a new home. It’s pretty tough on animals when their living conditions suddenly change, due to no fault of their own of course. Make his day, make his life a happy one by calling the shelter or stopping by.

Thank you. Good luck, Dolph. I’m rooting for you. We all are!

Sincerely, Winston 

Adoption updates

Cats: Walker, Colette, Ebony, Nemo, Dory, Dolce and Sassy

Dogs: Trenton & Tieton, Bandit & Macho

How wonderful that these lucky furr-babies found new homes and it’s especially exciting that little Trenton and Tieton, the bonded pups, were adopted together, as they had requested. Good news!

Wish list

• Litter

• Pet friendly ice melt

• Sand for the driveway and walkways

• Purina Kitten Chow


Because it’s such a hectic time of year and in keeping with the CDC’s health and safety guidelines, we kindly ask that anyone interested in visiting our shelter, to please make an appointment first.

This goes for dropping off animals, for possible meet and greets for adoption purposes and for making donations.  It would make things go so much more smoothly with appointments set in place.

Also, if you happen to stop by without an appointment we may ask for your patience and to please wait in your car until we wait on the person ahead of you.  

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

Ways you can help
the shelter 

Become a member


Donate (you can specify where you would like your donation to go: Medical Fund, Spay/Neuter Fund, Building Fund or General Fund) 

Also, did you know that if you love animals but cannot adopt at this time, you can still help?

Sponsor the cost of an animal while it is living at the shelter (pay the expenses for their food, care, etc.)

Sponsor an animal’s adoption fee

Sponsor an animal’s spaying or neutering fee


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 ( 

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. Type in “Humane Society of Rome” and search. 

8. Select — make sure you choose the correct humane society. 

9. Go shopping!

Cat’s Pride
Litter program

We participate with Cat’s Pride Litter for Good Program — we’ve received 4,000 pounds of cat litter due to nominations from the community.

This is an ongoing promotion. The more nominations, the more litter we receive.

Litter as you can imagine, is a great expense for us, so this would be a wonderful savings for our shelter. 

The public is invited to participate as follows: 

1. Go to and sign up for the free Cat’s Pride Club. 

2. Click on the “Nominate” button to help us receive litter. 

3. Enter bonus code: 4GOOD and you will double your shelter nomination. 

4. Buy a green jug of Cat’s Pride Fresh and Light – every time you do, another pound of litter is added to the total amount donated.

Contact us

For information, call 315-336-7070 or go online to

Also needed
at the shelter

Winter items

Pet friendly Ice Melt

Slow feeders for the dogs

A sturdy snow shovel

Cat items 

Delectable Lickable Treats (Bisque Style) various flavors 

Friskies Broth Variety Packs Various Flavors 

Meow Mix (any size bag) 

Purina Kitten Chow (any size) 

Greenies Pill Pockets for Cats 

Scoops (Small Size) 

Small mice, Small Pom Poms, Cat Wands 

Small paper food trays 

Ceramic crocks for food and water – small and large 

Clumping Litter (older cats) Non-Clumping Litter (for Kittens) 

Cardboard Scratching pads with refills 

Cat Trees – all sizes (new) or in very good condition 

Dogs Items 

Greenies Pill Pockets for both capsules and tablets 

Cesar Original Pate’ food trays 

Chews– all sizes, Pork Chomps, Pig Ears 

Soft Treats - Bacon Strips, Pupperoni, Canine Carry Outs, all flavors 

Squeaky Dog Toys 

Nylon Collars – especially for large dogs 

General Supplies 

Garbage bags – 13-gallon tall, as well as 39-gallon, drawstring bags 

Non-foaming bleach 

25-gallon plastic tubs with lids 

Laundry baskets 

Large 32 gallon plastic garbage cans with lid and wheels. 


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