Chat safe thanks to the kindness of strangers


Hi Winston! My name is Nosa and I am a five year old feline. I am a very gentle and calm woman, with a beautiful dark chocolate / brown color, which is very unique! Winston, I have an interesting story to tell! I was brought to the shelter as a stray. Guess this is not unusual in itself, but I lived near the prison in Rome and the caring staff fed me for a few years and looked after me the best they could. It’s really wonderful that so many people deal with stray people. Life “on the outside” is sometimes quite rough.

What else can I tell you about myself? I am very shy at first but if given some time I will definitely come back! I love being petted and my favorite toys are the plush mice and cat chopsticks. I would probably get along pretty well with another cat as long as they are calm. I am extremely affectionate when I get used to someone. I like to spend my days at the shelter in and on a tiered cage and cat tree.

I also like to play with the young kittens who come out of their cages for free time. Oh my God, some of them are so adorable! I remind them how lucky they are to have a temporary, nice and warm home here at the shelter and they don’t have to try to survive on the streets like I did. Their little eyes get so big and big when I tell them all my horror stories! I don’t know how I would go about living with a dog, but I can definitely be “tested on dogs” if anyone needs it! Thank you so much. – Love, Nosa

Winston says:

Nosa, here is an interesting name that goes with your interesting color! Yes, you are very fortunate to have been cared for by concerned humans. There are so many good people out there! Readers, please continue to do your part – neuter and neuter your animals above all else, and keep an eye out for animals on the streets that seem to have no homes to go to. The shelter always has room for them and will keep them safe and warm until they are adopted.

Nosa, you are a very lucky young lady and I wish you all the best! Readers, did you know that August 17th is “National Black Cats Appreciation Day”? This article will appear a few days after the 17th, but it’s wonderful to know that black cats are celebrated on this day (and should be celebrated every day!).



Cats: Lyla, Brian, Gracie, Rukus, Lillian, Dude, Amethyst, Sweet Pea, Joey, Shadow, Queenie, Sammie, Baby

Dogs: Chase, Zeus, Daphne, Bella, Sadie, Dennis

Drive success

The Rotary Club of Rome recently organized a collection of blankets, sheets and towels for the Humane Society shelter. These items are used in cat cages and dog kennels. The campaign was a huge success thanks to contributions from the local community. Over 40 bags of items were donated! Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Rome and the wonderful support of our community!


 Toys for large dogs

 Bleach

 Plastic spoons

 Laundry detergent

 Dish soap (no dawn)

 Large brooms for kennels

 New pressure washer (or a gift card to buy one!)

Litter – ALWAYS IN NEED !!!

Our feline friends are in dire need of CAT TREES, TOWERS, PERCHES or JUNGLE GYMS! They need stimulation and socialization and these items do the trick. We let them out of their cages on a daily basis and BORING HIM is one of the biggest obstacles they face. Help us help them have a little fun!

Purina Kitten Chow

3 tier cat cage

Digital baby scale


Miracle Nipple (mimics a mother’s nipples to nurse a whole litter of kittens.)

We’ve updated our Amazon Wish List just in time for kitten season!

We’ve identified the items with the highest priority and added notes on various items so you can see what they’re for. You can even send items directly to our shelter address. We appreciate any items you are willing to donate. Here is the link:…/genericItemsPage/3CYQ7DHGJUO936247 Lampear Road, Rome, NY 13440


You can stop by our refuge anytime we are open! Although it is useful for our staff if you make an appointment to abandon or adopt an animal, it is NOT NECESSARY! Plus, you DO NOT need an appointment to donate – they can be dropped off at any time !! WE WELCOME YOU TO STOP AT OUR SHELTER AND HAPPY TO SEE YOU!

DID YOU KNOW? We offer HILLS SCIENCE DIET pet food that you can purchase direct from us! We have food for PUPPY, DOG, KITTEN and CAT.

Additionally, if your pet is on a special diet and needs a particular type of Science Diet food, we can order it for you. We may have it in stock – so give us a call at 315-336-7070 and ask. If we don’t have it, we’ll order it for you! We will also be more than happy to bring your order straight to your car!

AND we have colorful T-SHIRTS and SWEATSHIRTS for sale in our shelter! Buy one as a gift for someone special and one for yourself TOO!

REMEMBER that EVERYTHING you buy from us, whether food or clothing, helps SUPPORT US!

Other ways to help our refuge:



MAKE A DONATION! (you can specify where you want your donation to go: (Medical Fund, Sterilization / Sterilization Fund, Construction Fund or General Fund)

There are so many ways to continue to support us: Please log on to our website and see all the different ways you can help us.


Cat articles

Clumping litter (older cats) Non-clumping litter (for kittens) Delicious lick treats (bisque style) different flavors Broth Friskies Assorted packs Various flavors

Meow Mix (any size of bag)

Purina Kitten Chow (any size)

Greenies pill pouches for cats

Shovels (Small Size)

Little mice, little pompoms, cat chopsticks

Small paper meal trays

Ceramic Jars for Food and Water – Small and Large Cardboard Scratch Pads with Refills

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

Dogs Articles

Greenies Pill Pockets for capsules and tablets

Cesar Original Pate ‘trays

Chews – all sizes, pork chops, pork ears

Soft Treats – Bacon Strips, Pupperoni, Canine Carry Outs, All Flavors Squeaky Dog Toys

Nylon collars – especially for large dogs

General Shelter Supplies

Garbage Bags * – 13 Gallon Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bags Garbage Bags * 39 Gallon Grass / Leaf Drawstring Bags Non-Foaming Bleach

25 gallon plastic bins with lids

Laundry baskets

Large 32 gallon plastic trash cans with lid and wheels. Mid-Size Latex-Free Exam Room Gloves

Always welcome

Gift certificates or gift cards to area merchants to purchase supplies as needed.

Contact Us: 315-336-7070 / 6247 Lampear Road, Rome, NY

Reception hours

Sunday & Monday Closed

Tuesday – Saturday11h00 – 16h30

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