Quarterly Newsletter and Updates. 

Your Quarterly News & Updates

The Humane Society of Rome Quarterly Newsletter where you can find  Updates on Events, News and Information.

2016 Membership 

Membership information has been sent out, if you have not yet received yours,  please contact our Business Office at 315-337-9749.

Link to Donation Page

Upcoming Events

2016 Rome EXPO: 
April 30-May 1  
Booths 73-74

Daily Sentinel Pet Photo Contest
Entering Ends May 7th

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
May 14-15
PetSmart, Consumer Square, New Hartford

Dining for Dogs at Teddy's:
May 17th  
15% of the evenings proceeds will go to HSR

The 2017 FINE and the FURRY Calendar
June 1st
Submission Deadline

PAWS on the GREEN Annual Golf Tournament:
August 1st
Teugega Golf and Country Club

Pet Photo Contest 

Enter the Daily Sentinel Pet Photo Contest by submitting a photo of your pet and have your family VOTE for them!

There will be a total of one (1) grand prize winner.  The winning pet will have a guest appearance  in  'BOB THE SQUIRREL'  comic strip published in the Daily Sentinel  and a "PAMPER ME" gift basket with various items for both the pet and pet owner. 

Submit your photo today

Percentage of VOTING proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Rome.

Photo Contest
Winston's Corner 

Greetings Everyone, you may know me 'WINSTON' , the official mascot of the Humane Society of Rome.  I also have a weekly column in the Rome Sentinel Seven Day Sentinel Edition, 'WINSTON'S PET PERSONALS', showcasing shelter animals up for adoption.  This very popular column has been running since 1999 and has generated hundreds of adoptions.

In our quarterly newsletter I will be giving updates on adoption success stories. If you have a story that you feel we should spotlight please use the link below.

Submit a Success Story Here!

Interested in volunteering with HSR? Our volunteers help make the world a more humane place for our shelter animals and is a great way to improve the lives of many.   We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to assist in a variety of capacities and volunteering only takes a few hours a week.  For more information call 315-336-7070 or click the link below.

Link to Current Volunteer Opportunities
Pet Therapy

On Monday, April 11, 2016 "Chewy" accompanied by two staff members, Sara and Allison, they visited Heritage Healthcare Center in Utica.  "Chewy" was on his best behavior while visiting with residents at the center.  He sat patiently for many head pats and wagged his tail with excitement for the love that he was given.  He gave licks and kisses to the residents while Sara and Allison answered questions regarding his age, breed and name.  Many of the residents were so happy to see a furry friend and even shared stories of the dogs they had at home.  As we left you could see the happy smiles on their faces and know that we touched a special place in the hearts of all.   

What is Pet Therapy? A HSR representative travel to local nursing home facilities and bring shelter pets for visitation to help improve a resident's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning.  For more information call the Shelter Manager at 315-337-1434.

Employee Spotlight
Helene Rudiak, Shelter Manager

"As shelter manager I'm look forward to helping find good, loving homes for all our animals, and helping people who can no longer take care of their animals on their own - that they know they have somewhere to go that's making sure their cats and dogs are cared for and will be met with love, tenderness and care. We have a wonderful staff and it's just amazing the love they show for all the animals."

Before coming to the Humane Society of Rome, Rudiak garnered more than 20 years managerial experience, first in the claims department at BlueCross BlueShield and through the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse as operations manager for Rome Catholic Schools.

If you know an employee or volunteer that should be recognized in our SPOTLIGHT column use the link below to submit a story.  

Other Ways to Help


A revolutionary dog-powered fundraising tool for animal shelters. The Walk for a Dog program makes it possible to fu nd raise for your local animal shelter every time you take your dog for a walk.

Don't just take your dog for a walk. Take your Walk for a Dog every day.  Every Walk for a Dog counts, whether it's a walk around the block or a three-mile hike.  The more people actively walking with the greater the donation to HSR. 

Get the FREE App at Wooftrax.com.

Donate Your Bottles and Cans

Would you like to support the shelter but do not have much free time or extra money?  Then how about donating your bottles and cans?   Drop them off at either the D&B Return Center, 302 E Dominick Street in Rome or Green World Bottle and Can Return Center, 1318 Erie Blvd. W, Rome, and ask to have the donation added to the Humane Society of Rome account.  This is an easy way to help the animals.  If you can't make it to D&B, you can drop them off at the shelter.  

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