Photogenic Coco seeks home


Hey. I am CoCo, a world famous “Su-Purr-Model Feline” who has prowled the catwalks of London, Milan, Paris................. you have heard of me, haven’t you? Look at my eyes! my markings! I sort of resemble a ‘half moon cookie’ and I am just as sweet.

My beauty is world-renowned. Well, perhaps even if I am only a supermodel in my kitty imagination, that works well enough for me. Sometimes you have to think LARGER THAN LIFE, hope for the BEST and invite it to come to you.

I am 6 years young and have been living at the shelter since early March. I was brought into the shelter because my previous owner could no longer care for me. It’s OK, everything happens for a reason; I am hoping that the reason is I will find my purr-fect match in no time at all! I promise to be a model companion in a home with adults or older kids but I should be the only pet. It takes me a little while to warm up to someone but once I do, my new owner(s) will be rewarded with 100% love and affection.

Not only am I very unique in my appearance (and personality) but I must be part pup because my favorite thing to do is play fetch with my favorite fuzzy ball! I guess that’s how I get my work out and keep my gorgeous model figure. Winston, I want to be someone’s “No. 1.” I want to be the one they kiss goodbye in the morning and kiss goodnight at the end of a long day. I want to light up someone’s life and I promise that in return. Can you please help?

Love, the one and only,CoCo

Dear Coco:

What a striking lady you are, it takes my breath away! Beautiful, feisty, intelligent (oh those eyes, what are you thinking about, I wonder) and so much more. Readers: Take one look at her and she will steal your heart away. Stop down to see her for yourselves and see if there’s a match made in heaven. Remember to visit her other friends too, who are still patiently waiting for their homes: Recently spotlighted - Francine, Scratt, the felines......Wynter the dog and all of the rest of our beautiful animals.

Thank you and good luck Miss Coco.- Sincerely, Winston

Adoption updates:

Once in a great while, that very extra special animal comes into the shelter and touches everyone’s hearts. Readers, do you remember Francis the feline that I featured awhile ago in the spotlight? After he waited so patiently, I am thrilled to announce that he has found a forever home! Yes, our good friend Francis has left our shelter and we will miss him greatly but we are so happy for him. Congrats Francis.

Wish list


Purina Kitten Chow

3 Tier cat cage

Digital Baby scale


Miracle Nipple (it mimics a mothers nipples for nursing a whole litter of

We have updated our Amazon Wish List just in time for kitten season! We have identified which items are highest priority and added some notes on various items so you can see what they are used for. This is the link:


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!

Appointments appreciated

Because it’s such a hectic time of year and in keeping with the CDC’s health and safety guidelines, we kindly ask that anyone interested in visiting our shelter, to please make an appointment first.

This goes for dropping off animals, and for possible meet and greets for adoption purposes. Donation may be dropped off any time, without an appointment.

Also, if you happen to stop by without an appointment we may ask for your patience and to please wait in your car until we wait on the person ahead of you.  

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

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) 

Also, did you know that if you love animals but cannot adopt at this time, you can still help?

Sponsor the cost of an animal while it is living at the shelter (pay the expenses for their food, 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 to and 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.

Contact us

For information, call 315-336-7070 or go online to The shelter is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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