Handsome Junior, ‘tuxedo’ and all, ready for new home


Happy New Year everyone! 

My name is Junior, and I am a handsome tuxedo (black and white) feline who was surrendered by my owner who was unable to keep me. 

What is super special about me? I only have three legs! One of my back legs was crushed in an accident and had to be removed, but let me tell you, that certainly does not hinder me in any way whatsoever. I run, jump, climb and totally enjoy my life. I do get along well with other cats even though they sometimes pick on me. I think they know that there is something a bit ‘different’ about me? But it’s ok, I am sweet, happy go lucky and enjoy love, hugs and kisses just like the next fellow.

Please Winston, let your readers know that I am ready to jump — yes, even with three legs — at the chance for a forever home!

Thank you! Your friend, Junior 

Dear Junior:

Well, I have to say that in all of my twenty-something years of writing this column, yours was a first — a three-legged cat! You are special, I can tell that right away. Very handsome too. Good luck my friend and here’s hoping the New Year brings you a new home!

Sincerely, Winston

Thank you everyone

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Staffworks Charitable Fund “Save a Life” Campaign, where your donations made between November 26 and December 31st, were matched.

Also thank you to everyone who made donations, whether monetary or by giving supplies to our shelter… We appreciate you all so much! 

Wish list: 

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/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 – 1x2 5/8 and 2x4 

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. 

Donate bottles/cans

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. 

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 www.humanesocietyrome.com 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 or for additional information, call


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