Energetic Gabe wants to be your ‘one and only’


Hello Winston, hi Readers:

I am a 3-year-old male, orange-and-white tiger feline named Gabe. I am quite the adventurous cat (well, as “adventurous” as you can get while living inside at an animal shelter)!

I am proud to say that I was one of the selected cats to be located at Petsmart. I was there for about a month or so and did my best to get the public’s attention — I stood on my head, tried my paws at juggling, you name it, I tried it! Alas, no bites (that can be a good thing or a bad thing) so here I am back at the shelter.

I am super sweet and loving and would do very well in a home with children. I am sort of like a big furry kid myself as I have a ton of energy and love to play and have fun, and I would enjoy living in a home with those furr-less little ones (kids)!

I don’t have any issues with dogs but if a potential person, couple or family wishes to have me ‘dog tested’ I am quite OK with that. Oh, and another thing that I absolutely love, love, love is getting treats! Who doesn’t?! Winston, please, work your very special magic and wave your adoption wand and find me a home. Thank you so much.

- Love, Gabe

Hi Gabe:

Thanks for writing! It’s always wonderful to hear from a handsome feline such as yourself! “Adventurous” hmmmmm? I can only imagine how you would liven up someone’s household! Readers, do you have a spot in your home and your hearts for this adorable young man? Look at him, how can you resist?

Please call the shelter to find out more about him or stop down and see him for yourself (and while you are there, visit all of the other animals who are looking for homes). Thank you, and good luck Gabe.

Sincerely, Winston

Adoption updates

Cats: Mittens, Sylvester, Joey, Dylan, Dangle, Orchid, Carmella, Ameilia, Jasper, Pedey, Raven, Mary Ann, Cali, Rosco, Waffle, Harvey

Dogs: Bella, Mommasita

Temporary hours

We have reduced our hours temporarily. The new hours are: Noon to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Wish list


Toys for large dogs


Plastic spoons

Laundry detergent

Dish soap (no Dawn)

Large brooms for the kennels

New pressure washer (or gift card)

Cat trees, towers, perches or jungle gyms

Purina Kitten Chow

3 Tier cat cage

Digital Baby scale


Miracle Nipple

We have updated our Amazon Wish List (ship to: 6247 Lamphear Road, Rome, NY 13440): https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/3CYQ7DHGJUO93?fbclid=IwAR1TmZHhx7ZORD7ebIU0YxvEtz-YqRD7LXNiWGGMFDPwOPK_ZyyuHvdZDdI

Stop by any time!

You may stop by the shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, any time we are open! Although it is helpful to our staff if you make an appointment to surrender or adopt an animal, it is not necessary.

Also you do not need an appointment to make a donation. We welcome you to stop by our shelter and look forward to seeing you.

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

Science Diet
Pet Food available

We carry Science Diet Pet Food that you can purchase directly from us! We have puppy, dog, kitten and cat food.

Also if your pet is on a special diet and needs a particular type of Science Diet food, we can order it for you. We may have it in stock, so please call 315-336-7070 and ask. If we don’t have it, we will order it for you! We will also be more than happy to bring your order directly out to your car.

And we have colorful t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale at the shelter — pick up one as gift for someone special and one for yourself too.

Remember that anything you purchase from us, whether food or clothing, helps to support the shelter and the animals it serves.

Also needed at the shelter

Cat Items

Clumping and non-clumping litter

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

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 shelter supplies

Drawstring garbage bags: 13 gallon tall kitchen, 39 gallon lawn/leaf

Non-foaming bleach

25 Gallon plastic tubs with lids

Laundry baskets

Large 32 gallon plastic Garbage cans with lid and wheels.

Medium size non-latex gloves for exam room

Contact us

For information, call 315-336-7070 or go online to www.humanesocietyrome.com.


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