Make an appointment to meet beautiful Bert


Dear Winston:

My name is Bert, and I am a 3-year-old feline who came into the shelter as a stray. I’ve been living there since February. I am a solidly built young man!

I am seeking a home with older children. I would also get along with another cat in the household. I do like quiet times and just sitting in a windowsill watching the birds, playing with my cat toys and of course, taking lots of really nice cat naps.

Please Winston, tell your readers to stop by and see me! Thank you, Bert 

Dear Bert:

Thank you for writing, it was wonderful to hear from you! You don’t seem to be asking for much at all — quiet times, a lovely family and maybe another feline companion. Good luck to you and all of your other shelter friends! 

Sincerely, Winston

Cat adoptions: 

Blue, Tux, Dixie, Linx, Flynn, Felix, Louie, Griffin, Kit Kat, Axel, Aphrodite, Zeus, Lion, Ollie, Quinn, Samson 

Dog adoptions

Shiloh, Diesel, Lyra, Diesel E f

Wish list

Litter boxes (any size) 

Plush cat beds 

Ceramic crocks for food 

Cat and dog toys (any) 

Chew bones for dogs 

Treats for dog such as Bacon strips, Pupperoni, etc 

Laundry soap 

Upcoming events 

Note: The Dining for the Dogs (April 7) and  Pictures with the Easter Bunny (April 4 and 5) events have been cancelled.

Rome Marketplace

April 24-25 – The Rome Marketplace, previously known as the Home Expo, will be held at Life Church, the former Rome Armory on Black River Boulevard, on Friday, April 24, from 1 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dining for the Dogs

May 12 – Rail & Canal Restaurant, 6611 Martin St., from 4-9 p.m. 

Sept. 1 – De Salvo’s, from 4-8 p.m. 

Paws on the Green

Aug. 3: Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Teugega Country Club. 

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) 

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 tocatspride.comand 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. 


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!

Thank you!

The Humane Society Shelter is so grateful for those who take the time to care and to share — from the monetary donations to the countless donations requested on our wish list — it all makes a big difference to our animals. It makes their lives so much better. While we provide only a temporary home for them, we want to be certain it is the best they can have for now.

We appreciate everything you do for us, as we are not-for-profit and the expenses are oftentimes monumental. The day to day costs of running a shelter is something that must be met.

The cats and dogs must be fed, must have heat, must have medicine, must have staff to care for them. We are in great need of general donations at this time, more than ever. Thank you as always for thinking of us!

Shop local

The Humane Society offers Science Diet for purchase.  The shelter also has a variety of colors and sizes of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and more. Perfect for the animal lover and when you buy from us, you also help our cats and dogs.

Shelter Hours

The Humane Society of Rome Shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, is currently closed. Someone will be available to answer the phones (315-336-7070) between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. On the net:


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