Handsome Nacho seeks new casa, familia to call his own


Hello Winston:

My name is Nacho. I’m a handsome orange five year old feline. I was brought into the shelter as a stray at the beginning of May. I am so very (very) laid back a real cool cat.

I like to spend my time sitting on someone’s lap….And I love to be held. I would do well with older cats.

I would say my personality is calm.

I am just a loving, good, happy, peaceful young man who would brighten up anyone’s home. Winston, what do you think? can you help me?

Your friend, Nacho.

Hey Nacho:

Thanks for writing, it is nice to hear from you! Sounds to me like you will have absolutely no problem in finding a forever home — you really don’t ask for much, do you? Laid back – loves to be held – a wonderful lap sitter – well you are the whole package I would say!

Readers, please come and visit this lovely young man and see if you bond with him.  



Adoption updates:

Congratulations to the cats! The following felines have all been adopted: Foxi, Mistie, Toby, Delta and Buddy C.

Come see shelter dogs

Please stop in to see our shelter dogs. These lovable dogs need to find homes as soon as possible and are waiting patiently for that special someone to come and make them a part of the family.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, June 24 – Brunch With Your Dog to benefit the Humane Society of Rome! Have brunch at the Delta Lake Inn “On the Deck” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mention the Humane Society to the wait staff and Delta Lake Inn will donate 15 percent of your bill to the shelter (reservations not required)! 

Monday, Aug. 6 – Our biggest fundraiser of the entire year — “Paws on the Green” Golf Tournament at the beautiful Teugega Country Club. Please call Lynn or Peggy for more information: 315-336-6870.

Summertime ‘cool’ cat care tips:

Here are some tips for keeping your felines cool and comfortable during the hot summer months.

• Run the air conditioning. If you have air conditioning, keeping your cat indoors will ensure that he stays cool too. Many of the things you do to keep the house cool for yourself will also benefit your cat, such as keeping the blinds, drapes, and doors closed.

Make sure that your cat can go into a warmer room if she feels too cold. (Sometimes air-conditioning and fans can make things too cold and this may be irritating for a cat, after a while.)

Even if your cat likes to spend time outside, it is recommended to keep your cat inside during the hottest part of summer days, which is between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

• Use fans to improve air flow. If you do not have air conditioning, fans and open windows are another good option to cool off your home and your cat. Place fans in front of open windows to move air through your home and cool it down. Make sure the fans you use are safe for your pet to be around by checking to see if the cover for the rotating blades is secure.

Place one fan or more at floor level in a corner of the room facing towards the center of the room. This way the cat can lay at a distance that is comfortable for her to get some air movement over her fur. This air movement helps to cool down your cat in a way that is similar to sweating.

Provide fresh drinking water at all times. Cats need access to water in order to stay hydrated. In addition, when your cat’s blood temperature rises, sensors in the brain tell her to drink water in order to cool down and dilute the blood. Therefore, it is essential to make sure that your cat always has access to clean, fresh water.

Provide multiple drinking bowls with a large surface area (such as dinner plates or dog bowls). Wider bowls encourage the cat to drink because cat do not like their whiskers to touch the sides of the bowl. Make sure that you replace the water at least once a day and keep it topped up at all times.

Never let your cat drink from water than contains algae as the latter is toxic and may cause diarrhea, vomiting, or seizures.

Consider getting your cat drinking fountain. Many cats prefer to drink running water and a cat drinking fountain is a great way to do this.

Wish List

Little Ceasars Dog Food, the classic kind. 

Items needed:

The shelter is in need of the following items:

Cat Items 

  • Medium- and large-size kitten hammocks (they are found in pet stores in the ferret section) 
  • Medium covered litter boxes 
  • Small litter boxes – kitten size 
  • Small plush cat beds – kitten size 
  • Friskies or 9 Lives pate canned food 
  • Ceramic crocks for food and water 
  • Scoopable litter 
  • Toys (especially toys that make noise) 

Dogs Items 

  • Nylabone Dog Chew Bones for all size dogs 
  • Toys – variety 
  • Grain Free treats 
  • Raw Hide treats – all sizes 
  • Soft Treats – such as Bacon Strips, Pupperoni 

General Shelter Supplies 

  • Garbage bags – 13-gal. kitchen drawstring bags 
  • Garbage bags – 39-gal. drawstring bags 
  • Bleach
  • Legal, letter, and small notepads 
  • Telephone message pads – 2-part carbonless 
  • Blank address labels
  • Manila 3-tab folders – letter size 
  • 25-gallon plastic tubs with lids 

Seasonal Items 

  • Grass Seed for outside Dog Kennels or 
  • Sod for outside Dog kennels 
  • Gift Cards to purchase Paint and Paint Supplies 
  • New Poop Scoopers (preferably poop scoop with blade) 
  • Rolls of Window Screening Material 
  • New Air Conditioners for Cat Rooms (5,000 or 10,000 BTU’s) 

Always Welcome 

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

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 qustions or for additional information about the shelter or the Humane Society of Rome, call 315-336-7070 or go online and visit its website at www.humanesocietyrome.com.


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