COLUMN: Sweet Marcie seeks quiet home


Greetings all!

I am Marcie, pleased to introduce myself! I am a 2-year-old orange and white tiger cat who has been living at the shelter since August (I can’t believe it’s been this long). I would say I am definitely a very patient cat but I really am hoping that being in the spotlight gets me some attention.

I was brought in with my kittens and I was a bit nervous and wary of this different environment but I am doing much better now. I do have to have my “safe space” and am very comfortable in my nice, cozy cage. I love to be on top of the grey cat house and would happily lounge there all day.

I am seeking a person or family who will make me feel loved and protected. A quiet home would be the best, one that would allow me to slowly come out of my shell. Thank you!

- Love, Marcie

Winston says: Hi Marcie! My goodness, you came into the shelter in the hot month of August and are still there in chilly December. Readers! We can’t have this. Please come down and visit Marcie and see if she’s a match for you and your family!

Adoption updates

Cats: Lucy, Cleo, Ashe, Riser, Maizy, Ravenclaw, Peanut, Ginger, Pearl, Mattie, Samantha, Thomas, Kit Kat, Harley, Nuget, Leah, Chila, Lace, Sisu, Elvis, Libby, Callium, Chester, Daisy, Petunia, Rosie, Marinette, Mitty, Lila, Harlow, Nalah, Helene, Zena, Maddison, Addison, Silvio, Andy, Cinder, Spice, Ryan, Olive, Ari, Noodle,

Dogs: Zailee, Yellow, Nelly, Grizzly, Chloe, Brownie, Penelope, Bailey, Boomer, Duke, Ratchett, Keko

Cat and kitten care

Did you know? The Shelter will trim the nails of your kittens and cats. It’s not necessary to make an appointment, but please call ahead if you can.

The Shelter invites the public to stop down and visit our cats and kittens to see if there’s a match, but if no one speaks to your heart, we also have cats located at PetSmart in New Hartford. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

Wish list

We have updated our Amazon Wish List (ship to: 6247 Lamphear Road, Rome, NY 13440):

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

Stop by any time!

You may stop by the shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, any time we are open! Although it is helpful to our staff if you make an appointment to surrender or adopt an animal, it is not necessary. Also you do not need an appointment to make a donation.

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.

Needed at the shelter

Cat Items

Clumping and non-clumping litter

Delectable Lickable Treats (Bisque Style) various flavors

Friskies Broth variety packs various flavors

Meow Mix (any size bag)

Purina Kitten Chow (any size)

Greenies Pill Pockets for cats

Scoops (small size)

Small mice, small pom poms, cat wands small paper food trays

Ceramic crocks for food and water — small and large

Cardboard Scratching pads with refills

Cat Trees, all sizes (new) or in very good condition

Dog Items

Greenies Pill Pockets for both capsules and tablets

Cesar Original Pate’ food trays

Chews, all sizes

Pork Chomps, Pig Ears

Soft Treats: Bacon Strips, Pupperoni, Canine Carry Outs, all flavors

Squeaky Dog Toys

Nylon Collars, especially for large dogs

General shelter supplies

Pet friendly Ice Melt

Drawstring garbage bags: 13 gallon tall kitchen, 39 gallon lawn/leaf

Non-foaming bleach

25 Gallon plastic tubs with lids

Laundry baskets

Large 32 gallon plastic Garbage cans with lid and wheels.

Medium non-latex gloves

Contact us

For information, call 315-336-7070 or go online to


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