The shelter will be running an online St. Patrick's Day raffle. The link to purchase raffle tickets will be added on the morning of Wednesday, March 3 and we plan to draw the winner's name at 7pm on Wednesday, March 17 LIVE on Facebook. It's one big prize and includes:

  • Overnight stay at The Common Man Inn, Claremont (pet friendly)
  • $100 gift card to The Homestead Tavern & Restaurant, Bristol
  • $100 gift card to Target
  • $25 gift card to The Common Man Family of Restaurants
  • and a couple of surprise items!

1 raffle ticket = $10
3 raffle tickets = $25


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!


Thanks to Emma from Girl Scout Troop #10639 and her Animals In Need Drive, the shelter received:

$550 in veterinary services
$100 in direct donations
$30 in gift cards
120 lbs. of dog food and treats
70 lbs. of cat food and treats
57 lbs. of cat litter
31 rolls of paper towels
21 lbs. of towels and blankets
200 piddle pads
40 toys
10 tug toys made by Troop #10639
10 bottles of bleach
5 containers of disinfecting wipes
5 boxes of trash bags
4 packages of paper bowls
3 boxes of plastic spoons
3 bottles of rubbing alcohol
a scoop, a leash, and lunch box

Our young community members are absolutely amazing!


Wednesday, Mar 3 at 7:00 AM - Wednesday, Mar 17 7:00 PM
Monday, Jun 21 at 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM


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.