Brave Liza has a story of hope and survival


Hi there:

My name is Liza, and I am a 3-year-old female feline who was brought into the shelter by Animal Control at the beginning of September. I have quite a frightening story to share with everyone! I was found in an abandoned building where I was locked in for a couple of weeks with no food or water and only a toilet to drink out of.

I came into the shelter with chemical burns on my neck where it made me bald in certain areas, and I was also very matted. I had to be completely shaved down.

Thank goodness, it’s now been a month and a half and my beautiful long white and orange fur is growing in. You can’t imagine how terrified I was being trapped for such a long time and wondering if I would ever be rescued. I am so grateful that I was found, brought into the safety of the shelter and can now live out the rest of my life happy and healthy.

I’m a very sweet girl; I’m a wonderful lap cat — and I love to be petted.

I also have a great appetite! I went through a very tough time but have come out of it much stronger. If anyone is interested in me, please come down to the shelter and ask about me! I’m also 100% great with other cats and even around dogs!

Thank you Winston, I appreciate all of your help. Paws crossed that my bad luck is over and now it’s time for the good things to begin!

Sincerely, Liza

Dear Liza:

What a harrowing story that is! We are all so glad that you got through that terrible time and are now healthy once again. You are such a beautiful girl with so much to look forward to! I wish you all of the luck and happiness in the world. Readers, please help give this sweet lady her “happily ever after!”

Sincerely, Winston

Adoption updates

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Dogs: Lady, Ty and Vega.

Wish list


Toys for large dogs


Plastic spoons

Laundry detergent (non scented for sensitive skin)

Cat trees, towers, perches or jungle gyms

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

Temporary hours

We have reduced our hours temporarily. The new hours are: noon to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Ways you can help
the shelter 

Become a member


Donate (you can specify where you would like your donation to go: Medical Fund, Spay/Neuter Fund, Building Fund or General Fund) 

Also, did you know that if you love animals but cannot adopt at this time, you can still help?

Sponsor the cost of an animal while it is living at the shelter (pay the expenses for their food, care, etc.)

Sponsor an animal’s adoption fee

Sponsor an animal’s spaying or neutering fee

Stop by any time!

You may stop by the shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, any time we are open! Although it is helpful to our staff if you make an appointment to surrender or adopt an animal, it is not necessary.

Also you do not need an appointment to make a donation. We welcome you to stop by our shelter and look forward to seeing you.

Science Diet Pet Food available

We carry Science Diet Pet Food that you can purchase directly from us! We have puppy, dog, kitten and cat food.

Also 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 please call 315-336-7070 and ask. If we don’t have it, we will order it for you! We will also be more than happy to bring your order directly out to your car.

And we have colorful t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale at the shelter — pick up one as gift for someone special and one for yourself too.

Remember that anything you purchase from us, whether food or clothing, helps to support the shelter and the animals it serves.

Also needed at the shelter

Cat Items

Clumping and non-clumping litter

Delectable Lickable Treats (Bisque Style) various flavors

Friskies Broth variety packs various flavors

Meow Mix (any size bag)

Purina Kitten Chow (any size)

Greenies Pill Pockets for cats

Scoops (small size)

Small mice, small pom poms, cat wands small paper food trays

Ceramic crocks for food and water — small and large

Cardboard Scratching pads with refills

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

Dogs Items

Greenies Pill Pockets for both capsules and tablets

Cesar Original Pate’ food trays

Chews, all sizes

Pork Chomps, Pig Ears

Soft Treats: Bacon Strips, Pupperoni, Canine Carry Outs, all flavors

Squeaky Dog Toys

Nylon Collars, especially for large dogs

General shelter supplies

Drawstring garbage bags: 13 gallon tall kitchen, 39 gallon lawn/leaf

Non-foaming bleach

25 Gallon plastic tubs with lids

Laundry baskets

Large 32 gallon plastic Garbage cans with lid and wheels.

Medium size non-latex gloves for exam room

Contact us

For information, call 315-336-7070 or go online to


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