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
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!
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!
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)
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
Paper towels (running low)
Neosporin ointment, Band-Aids
New energy efficient space heater
Pet-friendly ice melt
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.
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!
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