Franklin Animal Shelter Reopens After Recent Renovations

Now accepting cat and dog surrenders

Press release

The Franklin Animal Shelter is delighted to announce to the community that we have reopened our doors to the public. The shelter has been closed for renovations since the end of 2021.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of our staff, volunteers, and board members we are ready to reopen and ready to continue our mission of helping the dogs and cats of the greater Franklin area.  We would particularly like to thank Cyr Lumber of Tilton, Sherwin Williams in Laconia, and Capitol Paint and Wallpaper of Concord for their generous donation of materials that helped make our renovations possible.

Please note that we can only accept dog and cat surrenders, and only from the following towns:  Andover, Boscawen, Franklin, Hill, Salisbury, and Tilton.  Surrenders are by appointment only and can be set up by calling the shelter at 603 934-4132.

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