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.

Thank you to NYE Automotive Group for underwriting our 2016 Membership Mailer.

Link to Donation Page

Upcoming Events
Tails on the Trails
June 25
July 31
August 27
For further information please contact the shelter.

James Cars Grand Opening
HSR will be onsite to sell Hot Dogs
July 9th
10 am - 4 pm

Honor America Days Parade
July 30th
10 am - 1:30 pm

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

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

Canine Carnival  @ Jamesville Beach Park, Special Events Field
August 13th
10 am - 3 pm

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
September 16 - 18
12 N - 3 pm
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.  Every quarter in our newsletter I will be bringing you shelter success stories.   This quarter's success story is about Craig - his story is below.

Craig - an 11 year old neutered male, tri-color beagle mix, is a sweet and loveable boy who needed surgery on his foot and eyes to remove cysts when he was brought to the shelter by Rome Animal Control.  A plea was put out on Facebook to help assist with his medical bills. The Shelter even brought him to the Rome Home Show where people were very forthcoming with their donations to his medical fund.  One person in particular was Craig's "guardian angel".  Mrs. Grace Garro came forward during the Home Show and said she would pay for Craig's surgery!  What a wonderful gesture on her part. With her contribution and those of all the other people who supported Craig, we were able to schedule the surgery for May 11th and are happy to report that the Craig came through the surgery just fine.  To put an even happier ending to this story, Craig was adopted two days after his return from the veterinary hospital.  A lovely young lady put a pre-adoption in on Craig prior to his surgery and told the Humane Society to call her just as soon as he could be adopted, which we did.  Craig has found his forever home and due to the generosity of Mrs. Garro and the many fine supporters of Craig and the Humane Society , he will be able to take walks with his new owner and see all the sites there are to see.  If you have an adoption  story that you feel we should spotlight please use the link below.

Submit a Success Story Here!
HSR in the News

Big thanks to  Teddy's Restaurant  for hosting last week's dinner fundraiser, "Raise The Woof". The mouthwatering event raised $1,336 for the animals of HSR. Our thanks to everyone who supported the annual event!

RFA's 9th Grade Social Studies Class did a month long fundraiser for the Humane Society of Rome.  The students  made posters and learned about the humane treatment of  animals and why it is important to volunteer in the community.   Through many different avenues the class raised $789  for the Humane Society and expressed that they want to do  even better next year.  Thank you to the students and staff  at RFA for your support!

A Great Big Heartfelt THANK YOU to Dan Williams and his crew from Williams Fence of Deansboro who donated their time and service on Saturday, June 4th.   Dan and his crew repaired and replaced  dog kennel gates throughout the shelter. The dogs send you great big kisses!!!  Thanks so mutts.

The 2016 Daily Sentinel Annual Pet Photo Contest was a complete success. There were hundreds of entries and thousands of votes.  The photos were adorable and very creative.  A portion of the proceeds go to the Humane Society of Rome and this year the Rome Daily Sentinel presented a check for over $3000.  Thank you Rome Daily Sentinel and to all that entered and voted!
Boscov's Gala Preview for a Cause

Be the first to see the NEW Boscov's at Sangertown Square Mall and support the Humane Society of Rome at the same time!  Join Boscov's in supporting the HSR by purchasing your ticket(s) to the Gala Preview, tickets are $5 each, and the entire price comes back to the HSR! Your ticket gives you: an exclusive first look at Grand Opening Specials, refreshments and entertainment, register to win free prizes, and receive a free gift! Tickets can be purchased at the HSR or by calling
our business office at 315-337-9749.   Remember to bring your entire ticket & stub to the event.

Boscov's Gala Preview: 
October 8, 2015 
10 AM - 9 PM
Sangertown Square Mall

About Boscov's: Boscov's has a rich history of serving the needs of our loyal customers by offering a broad assortment of high quality merchandise and setting the gold standard in customer service. Having started more than a century ago with Solomon Boscov's dream and his pack containing $8 worth of merchandise, Boscov's now is America's largest family-owned Department Store, with 43 locations across six states and a growing eCommerce business serving customers across the United States. 
Volunteer Spotlight

The Humane Society would like to thank George Dibble, one of the many dedicated volunteers that comes to walk the dogs on a weekly basis.  George takes the time on his day off to come and walk as many dogs as he can in the time that he has available.  George also volunteers at various Humane Society events that require dogs to be present and helps showcase them.  Many thanks George and we look forward to seeing you every week.

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.

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

Link to Current Volunteer Opportunities

Pet Therapy  

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.

Adopt Today

Interested in adopting a cat or dog? All potential adopters must first fill out an application.  You can submit your application to us by email, fax, mail, online, or you can always come down to the shelter to fill out a form. Potential adopters are required to interact with the animal you are interested in adopting prior to adoption.  Already a current pet owner, be sure to let our staff know as a meet and greet is required prior to adoption.  


Some of you may not know that the Humane Society of Rome offers many items for purchase.  Whether you are looking for dog or cat food, collars or even clothing...we have that! Many if not all of our items are less expensive than big chain stores and all the proceeds go directly back to our shelter.  Buying from the HSR is a win win for everyone.

We are Science Diet Approved Vendor.

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. 

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PAWS for a Cause
We now offer PAWS donation cards.  If you or your business is interested in selling these cards as a fundraiser, please contact kellyk@humanesocietyrome.com

Upcoming PAW Locations:   
Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union


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.  

Purina Points Weight Circles
Help us earn points when you purchase Purina® brand products, and collect weight circles.
Simply cut and save the circles from  participating Purina® brand Dog Foods you have purchased and bring to the shelter.  We save the weight circles and submit in bulk.  Purina® will send us a check good towards future purchase of dog food.  This saves the shelter the large expense of feed our shelter dogs. Every bit helps.

Caring for our animals requires a lot of time, love, money, and supplies.   Donating wish list items helps us with the day-to-day care of our animals and supports our operational needs.   Items can be dropped off during the HSR  Hours of Operation . You can find directions to the shelter on our  website or by calling our shelter at 315-336-7070 .  Remember, even used items can help our animals.  If you have a question about a project or wish list item, please contact the shelter directly. Remember all donations are tax deductible!
Paint front porch
Partition off five kennels to make a total of ten
Garden bricks to complete a previous started project
Drive way (Either crush run or paved)
Paint the shelter and house
Repaint or replace Shed

Office Supplies Needed
Copy Paper
Manilla three tab folders
2 locking file cabinets (4 Drawer)
Dry Erase Markers (variety of colors)
Sharpies - chisel tip and fine point
Legal note pads
Letter size note pads
Small size note pads
Post it notes
AAA Batteries
AA Batteries
Blank Address Labels 1" X 2 5/8"

Cat Items Needed
Small Covered cat beds
Small plush cat beds
Scoopable Litter
Cat toys

Dogs Items Needed
Nylabone Dog Chews Bones for all dogs (different sizes) 
Dog toys

General Shelter Items Needed
Weed Eater, Gasoline Powered
New Air Conditioners
Lawn Mower
Garbage Bags(39 Gallon or larger)

Gift Certificates or Gift cards to area merchants to purchase supplies as needed.
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