Are you looking to volunteer in your community?

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.

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.

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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We're so lucky to have the support of our community. Whether it be kiddos celebrating their birthday with gifts for our animals, donations from local businesses, or a local business hosting an event to raise funds for us, we can't thank people enough for always having our shelter animals in their hearts.


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


Meet Dexter. 
Meet Dexter. He is 18 months old, up to date on vaccines, neutered, and ready for his new adventure. Dex is a big goofball with tons of energy. He loves long walks and playing fetch. He is a hound mix who needs lots of exercise and would like to have a purpose such as hunting. His nose takes him all over the place, but he is great on a leash. Dexter is looking for a home where he is the one and only. He doesn’t want to share his love with other pets or children. Come meet this smiley guy!


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.