The shelter is seeking responsible, reliable, animal lovers to volunteer. Volunteers must be 18 years old and be able to commit to a two-three hour shift per week.

Available shifts include 7:00am-9:00am and 5:00pm-7:00pm. Some weekday shifts during the daytime are also available. Duties include, but are not limited to, inside and outside cleaning, laundry, dishes, feeding animals, and walking dogs as needed.

In addition to the above, occasionally the Shelter will seek help with fundraising and staffing events.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please complete a volunteer application and send to

We look forward to working with you!


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.

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Happy Ending Alert!
Bosley was a surprise for the family. Skittish at first, this boy has quickly come out of his shell and is right at home.


Saturday, Jan 23 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, Jun 21 at 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM


Meet Kringle. Kringle is being described as probably the sweetest cat our shelter manager has ever met. He is approximately two years old, up to date on vaccines, neutered, and ready for adoption. Kringle is FIV+. He has to be the only cat and an indoor only cat. He loves to be held and is a complete lovebug. He is a talker and food motivated. Oh, and speaking of food, he is a big boy at 15 pounds. He's quite loved at the shelter and he's held and snuggled as much as possible. Are you looking to open your home to a special four-legged guy? Come meet Kringle.


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.