Registration is open for our annual 5K. You can choose to walk or run and you can choose in-person or virtual. Runners/ walkers may participate virtually all day on Saturday, May 29 or Sunday, May 30 until noon. Those wishing to take part in the actual event may join us at the Paul Smith Elementary School on Sunday, May 30 for a 9:00am start. COVID-19 distancing protocols will be observed.


Build your team and join us on the links at beautiful Lochmere Country Club in Tilton, NH. The fun begins on Monday, June 21st at 8:30am. The tournament format is a four person scramble starting at 8:30am. The entry fee includes greens fees, cart, range balls, and lunch. Multiple prizes will be awarded.


There are many ways to contribute and support the Franklin Animal Shelter. If you're unable to support financially, we are always looking for volunteers and donations of items of everyday use such as cleaning products, food for the animals, litter, etc.

Our Annual Appeal helps close the funding gap between our annual income and our expense budget. Details below...

We are in our expanded space.  However, the campaign funding is still short to complete the work.  

Make a tax deductible donation to support the shelter with everyday expenses, vet visits, and more.

Did you know Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice? The Franklin Animal Shelter is part of the

AmazonSmile family! Happy shopping and thank you!

The Franklin Animal Shelter Wish List

is posted on Amazon to help you

fill your shopping cart!


Our St.Patrick's Day Raffle, "May the Luck of the Irish Be With You," raised $1,295. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!


Sunday, May 30 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Jun 8 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, Jun 9 5:00 PM
Monday, Jun 21 at 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM


Meet Pemi. He is an Anatolian Shepherd mix. He is 8 months old and a very strong boy. Weighing in at 70 lbs., he should go to a home with no young children. He is not a fan of other animals and has to be the only animal in the home. He is very reactive and protective of his humans. He needs a job to do. Pemi loves long walks and walks well on leash. He will snuggle once he is tired out. His new owner needs to be able to visit a few times to get to know him as he is choosy about his humans and will pick the one for him. He prefers a fenced yard, as he loves to be outside. He literally pulls his blankets out to his pen ten times a day. Pemi is goofy and comical and he keeps the shelter laughing all the time. Due to his breed, he is quite stubborn and needs more training. The shelter would prefer an owner with experience with this breed. Come meet Pemi and see if you're a forever match.


We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit animal welfare organization.  We make every attempt to reunite strays with their original families. 
If that is not possible, we try to place them with a new loving family.


Our mission is to shelter, care for, and advocate for the abused, neglected and abandoned cats and dogs of the communities we serve by taking steps to control overpopulation and providing healthy animals that will be adopted into loving 'forever' homes.

We will accomplish this by responsible stewardship of resources and maintaining a focus on the financial health and well-being of the organization.


If you know of anyone who is abusing or neglecting an animal, please contact your local Police Department or Animal Control Officer to report it. The Franklin Animal Shelter is not an enforcement agency, but you may contact the shelter at (603) 934-4132 for additional assistance. Be the voice for those who can't speak for themselves.