5K: Sunday, May 30
NH Gives: Tuesday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 9
Golf Tournament Monday, June 21


This year's 5k will a hybrid event. 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.

In addition to the traditional registration (please click here for the Millenium Running registration), this year you can ask your friends and family to pledge / donate to your shelter support run or walk. Simply register on PledgeReg.

The 2021 registration fee is $25.


NH Gives – an initiative of the NH Center for Nonprofits - is a powerful, statewide 24-hour online fundraising event that is designed to build community, connect donors to local nonprofits, and generate excitement about the nonprofit sector.

We know there are many nonprofits which need your support. Please consider supporting the Franklin Animal Shelter.


The tournament date is Monday, June 21st at Lochmere Country Club (360 Tilton Road, Tilton, NH). 

Format is 4 person scramble with an 8:30am start, rain or shine.

The entry fee per player is $100 or $400 for a team, which includes greens fee, cart, range balls, and lunch.  Single registrations are welcome, but will be matched up with other players to create a full team.

Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place, with many other fun surprises and games during the day, including a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl!  We are thrilled to announce that our tournament will be sponsored in part by Dixon Golf this year.  Join us for the Aurelius Driver Challenge and a chance to win an Aurelius Driver valued at $350.

This annual event is our major fundraiser for the shelter.  All net proceeds go directly to the feeding and welfare of the dogs and cats in our care, as well as contributing to the operating expenses for our shelter.  We missed this event in 2020 because of COVID-19, so we need your help more than ever.  As our motto says, by contributing here, you can be that set of hands that saves a set of paws!


The Animals in Needs Drive was held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Lake Side Animal Hospital in Tilton. This event was hosted by Emma as a community service project for her Girl Scout Troop. She did an amazing job and we can't thank her enough for thinking of the shelter and our animals!