Dear Shelter Community,


It has been TOO long , but at long last, we are now open up for regular business. Of course, the term "regular" has new meanings these days. Please keep in mind that, for the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, and guests, you will be asked to wear a face mask prior to entry. Shelter Management also reserves the right to restrict the number of guests in the facility at any one time. 


We will continue to reevaluate our status and once the threat is no longer imminent, we will loosen our requirements accordingly. Our staff will continue to insure the proper care of all of our four-legged guests. Donations will still be accepted via our website or delivered to our doors.


Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support!

Franklin Animal Shelter Board of Directors

Please contribute to our Annual Appeal.

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

Donate to Our Campaign

Our construction has begun!  However, the campaign funding is still short to complete the work.  If you can help complete our funding need, please click the button below.

DONATE NOW

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support the Shelter, click a button below. 

FEATURED PET: Shadow

Meet Shadow. This sweet, chill gentleman is 12 years old, up to date on vaccines, neutered, and ready for his new adventure. He seems to be fine with other animals and we believe he would be okay with children. Come meet Shadow and have a friend for life!

WHO WE ARE

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.
Go to our "Contact Us" page for information on how to reach us.

From August 1st through the 31st, the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will host an exhibit of fine craft titled “Woof II: The Tail Continues” dedicated to man’s best friend.
10% of the proceeds for every dog item sold will be donated to the Franklin Animal Shelter. Learn more by visiting our Events Page or the August calendar.

Shop and Donate on Amazon

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!


The Franklin Animal Shelter Wish List

is posted on Amazon to help you

fill your shopping cart!


Happy shopping and thank you!

Upcoming Events

Monday, Jun 21 at 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Our Mission

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 ABUSING OR NEGLECTING AN ANIMAL, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER AND REPORT IT.  THE FRANKLIN ANIMAL SHELTER IS NOT AN ENFORCEMENT AGENCY BUT YOU MAY CONTACT THE SHELTER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  (603 934 4132)  THE ANIMALS NEED US TO BE THEIR VOICE.