COLUMN: Opie is a good happy boy

Happy Holidays to all ! My name is Opie and I am a 3 year old terrier / pitbull mix. I’m such a good boy, just looking for that home forever – as we all are at the Humane Society Shelter. They of course take good care of us here, but we are still waiting, wondering and dreaming of having our own home and our own family.

What are my favorite activities? Well, depending on how cold it is outside, I love to play cat and take long walks. The shelter staff tell me that I have very good manners on a leash so that makes me happy! I know a few commands like “sit” and “shake (with both paws)!” I’m also completely housebroken. If I find someone with enough patience to practice some more practice, I can probably play one too. good hand (paw) at card games!

Dear Winston, please work your special magic and help me find a home for the Holidays and New Years! Thank you, my love, Opie

Dear Opie:

I love your photo, what a handsome young man you are! These eyes are just filled with hope. I am rooting for you and I will make a special prayer for someone to see you and bring you home.

Good luck! Winston.

The Staffworks Save a Life Campaign

Thanks to the generosity of the Staffworks Save a Life campaign, donations made through GiveGab, or by check, between November 29 and December 31 will be matched!

Please help us by donating: Make a check payable to Humane Society of Rome and send it to: Humane Society of Rome, PO Box 4572, Rome, NY 13442-4572.

Gifts made by debit or credit card will be accepted on GiveGab (a secure online donation platform for non-profit organizations): ny-inc

Humanitarian society website:

Humanitarian society Facebook: www.facebook.comhumanesocietyofrome

Holiday calendar

We will be closed on December 31st and January 1st and reopen on January 4th.

Care for cats and kittens

Did you know? The shelter will cut the claws of your kittens and cats. It is not necessary to make an appointment, but please call ahead if you can.

The shelter invites the public to stop by and visit our cats and kittens to see if there is a match, but if no one is talking to your heart, we also have cats located at PetSmart in New Hartford.

Their opening hours are Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wish list


Toys for large dogs


Plastic spoons

Laundry detergent (unscented for sensitive skin)

Jungle cat trees, towers, perches or gyms

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

How you can help
the shelter

Become a member


Donate (you can specify where you want your donation to go: medical fund, sterilization / sterilization fund, construction fund or general fund)

Also, did you know that if you love animals but can’t adopt right now, you can still help?

Sponsor the expenses of an animal while it lives at the shelter (paying the expenses for its food, care, etc.)

Sponsor the cost of adopting an animal

Sponsor the cost of sterilizing an animal

Stop at any time!

You can stop by the refuge, 6247 Lampear Road, anytime we are open! While it is helpful to our staff if you are making an appointment to abandon or adopt an animal, it is not necessary.

Plus, you don’t need an appointment to donate.


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Humane Society of Rome!

Every time you shop with Amazon, they donate part of the purchase price to our charity.

Here’s what you need to do before you start shopping:

1. Go to AmazonSmile (

2. Log in to your Amazon account.

3. Click Accounts & Lists.

4. Click on Your account.

5. Scroll to Settings.

6. Click Change your charity.

7. Type “Humane Society of Rome” and search.

8. Select – make sure you choose the right cruelty-free company.

9. Go shopping!

Cat pride
Litter program

We participate in the Cat’s Pride Liter for Good program – we have received 4000 pounds of cat litter thanks to nominations from the community. This is an ongoing promotion. The more nominations, the more garbage we get.

The litter, as you can imagine, is a big expense for us, so it would be a wonderful saving for our shelter.

The public is invited to participate as follows:

1. Go to and join the free Cat’s Pride Club.

2. Click on the “Nominate” button to help us receive waste.

3. Enter the bonus code: 4GOOD and you will double your nomination to the shelter.

4. Buy a green pitcher of Cat’s Pride Fresh and Light – each time you do this another pound of litter is added to the total amount given.

Also necessary
at the refuge

Cat articles

Clumping and non-clumping litter

Delicious licky treats (bisque style) various flavors

The Friskies variety of broth contains various flavors

Meow Mix (any bag size)

Purina Kitten Chow (any size)

Greenies pill pouches for cats

Excavators (small size)

Little mice, little pom poms, chopsticks for cats small paper food trays

Ceramic pots for food and water – small and large

Cardboard scratch pads with refills

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

Dog items

Greenies Pill Pockets for capsules and tablets

Cesar Original Pate ‘trays

Chewable, all sizes

Pork Chops, Pork Ears

Sweet treats: slices of bacon, pupperoni, canine to go, all flavors

Squeaky Dog Toys

Nylon collars, especially for large dogs

General Shelter Supplies

Fondant for pets

Drawstring Garbage Bags: 13 gallon tall kitchen, 39 gallon lawn / leaf

Non-foaming bleach

25 gallon plastic jars with lids

Laundry baskets

Large 32 gallon plastic trash cans with lid and wheels.

Medium latex-free gloves

Contact us

For more information, call 315-336-7070 or go online at

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