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Mr. Bacon sizzles with love and affection

Posted 8/11/19

Hi Winston: I am known by the interesting name, “Mr. Bacon.” I was brought into the Rome Humane Society Shelter in June after I was found on the streets as a stray. The shelter staff all fell …

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Mr. Bacon sizzles with love and affection


Hi Winston:

I am known by the interesting name, “Mr. Bacon.” I was brought into the Rome Humane Society Shelter in June after I was found on the streets as a stray. The shelter staff all fell madly in love with me and decided to give me that name — I am probably the only cat in the world with such a unique name!

I am very sweet, love to cuddle and purr easily and often. I get along wonderfully well with children, cats and even dogs! Talk about a fantastic addition to a household.

I am also happy with any toys that I am given. I guess being out of the streets has shown me how to be grateful just to be here.

Please send your readers down to the shelter, Winston, and I would be more than happy to sit and chat with them to see if there is a ‘cat connection.’

Thank you so much.

Sincerely, Mr. B. 

Winston says:

Dear Mr. Bacon:

I can say with 100% certainty that you are the only Mr. Bacon I have ever heard of! It is quite a memorable name. You sound like you have it all going on — so there’s really no reason we can’t find you a home.

Readers, come and scoop up this wonderful fellow as soon as possible and you (and he) will be happy you did! Thank you! 

Sincerely, Winston

Thank you!

A special Thank You for everyone who helped support our 22nd annual “Paws on the Green” Golf Tournament --- It was a wonderful success!!! We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors, businesses that donated, our golfers and our volunteers. 

Thank you to our major sponsors: Anita Vitullo/Staffworks, Chris Carbone/Wells Fargo, M & L Worldwide Logistics, Larry and Anita Slatky, Steve Jarvis/State Farm Insurance, Access Federal Credit Union, Art Edwards, Barry Funeral Home, Cathedral Corporation, Hills Pet Nutrition, NBT Bank and NYSCOBPA. We look forward to next year’s tournament!

Also a big thank you to Rome Animal Hospital VCA for donating over $10,000 to our shelter from their fundraising efforts, we were so thrilled! Their support is so greatly appreciated! 

Cat adoptions: 

Cherokee, Lucy, Ringo, Speedy, Mila, River 

Dog adoptions:

Zeus, Oliver, Delilah, Brodie 

Wish list

Clumping and non-clumping cat litter (always in need) 

Covered soft cat beds 

Small and large litter pans 

Gravy style wet food for dogs (they love it!) 

Smaller size dog treats and dog pate to fit in dog Kongs (we put them in the freezer here for hotter days. It becomes a “dogie Popsicle!”) 

Dining for the Dogs (and Cats!) 

Aug. 20– Texas Roadhouse 4-10 pm 4511 Commercial Drive, New Hartford 

Ways to 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? 

We offer a wonderful Sponsorship Program. 

Sponsor the cost of an animal while it is living at the shelter (pay the expenses for their food, medical care, etc.) 

Sponsor an animal’s adoption fee 

Sponsor an animal’s spaying or neutering fee 

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. 

makes us smile! 

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. Start typing in “Humane Society of Rome” and Search 

8. Make sure you choose the correct Humane Society and SELECT! 

9. You can then GO SHOPPING! 


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. When you make a donation to the Shelter, you can be assured that it is earmarked for exactly what you wish, whether it’s for the Medical Fund, Spay-Neuter Fund, Building Fund, or General Fund.

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. 

Buy from us

The Humane Society offers Science Diet for purchase – buy from us, no lines, no waiting, competitive pricing! Help the Humane Society and help your pets at the same time by purchasing directly at the Shelter. Remember, shop locally! 

Gift ideas

We have the perfect gifts for those you love who may be hard to buy for…. the Humane Society Shelter has a gorgeous variety of colors and sizes of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, AND MORE! You have to see these items! Perfect for the animal lover and when you buy from us, you also help our cats and dogs. Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! Happy Shopping! 

Other ways to help

Are you a member of the Humane Society Of Rome? Please log onto our websitewww.humanesocietyrome.comand click on the ‘how can I help’ link and look for “MEMBERSHIP.” 

Don’t forget to visit PetSmart on Commercial Drive in New Hartford to see more of our beautiful felines up for adoption. If you stop into the Shelter and don’t find that ‘purrrfect’ match, be sure to make a stop at PetSmart to find your forever friend! 

Shelter Hours

The Humane Society of Rome Shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road is open from Tuesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For information, contact the shelter staff at 315-336-7070.

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