At the Humane Society of Rome, Ralph reminds us it’s vacation time


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 mail it to: Humane Society of Rome, PO Box 4572, Rome, NY 13442-4572.

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Lovable Ralph is looking for a home

Salvation! My name is Ralph, as of now I am the oldest member of the shelter. I’m leaving now in a year next month, and it would be best to have a house for Turkey Day or even better, Christmas!

I am five years old and currently reside in the commercial office of the shelter where you can request to visit me. I actually prefer to be here because I have a lot of space to walk around. I can be selective about cats at times, so I would recommend doing a slow intro. I really like playing with the kittens!

I recently shared the house with my dear friend Nana, a newly adopted lab mix, so you know I love dogs too.

Catnip is one of my favorite things in the world, and I would do anything for it. I love all types of catnip treats / toys and the Friskies party treats are my favorite. I am known to be quite independent, but I am also very gentle! I’m definitely a hug – just ask the staff.

I also love to play with laser lights, I can never get tired of the red dot. You know what? I’ll catch it someday.

Thank you! ralph lauren

Dear Ralph:

I guess some “kudos” should be needed on you being the oldest resident of the shelter, but sadly that’s not the best news. We must find you accommodation as soon as possible!

We understand that refuge life is comfortable and cozy and that they treat you very well, but you absolutely have to move on, my friend. Readers, please help Ralph quit his day job and find his furry house!

Good luck, Ralph!

Sincerely, Winston

Winston says more

It is at this time of the year that we have entered the season of cold temperatures. This is just a friendly reminder to tap your hoods and wheels and honk your horn before you start your vehicle! Outdoor cats seek warmth and they can hide very well!

Events to come

Humane Society open house and photos with Santa Claus, Saturday, December 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your pet, kids, or take a family photo – cost $ 15 for a framed photo. Refreshments will be served. All dogs must be kept on a leash and cats must be in cages.

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.

Holiday gifts

If you are looking for some great gifts for the holidays, consider shopping for one of our gorgeous Humane Society sweatshirts. Both men and women are available. Call us for ordering information and we will ship too.

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 to 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!

Contact us

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


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