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Paw Prints

Franklin Animal Shelter Quarterly Newsletter • Issue 2, 2024

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Dear Friends of Franklin Animal Shelter,

As the first quarter draws to a close, I'm delighted to share some exciting news from the Franklin Animal Shelter!

Team Growth and Fostering Expansion:

We've made significant progress in rebuilding a strong and dedicated team. This translates directly to better care for our furry companions. You might notice a quicker turnaround for some of our dogs and cats finding their forever homes – a heartwarming development!

However, there's one special fellow, Bruce, who requires a specific family situation. We're committed to finding his perfect match, and that's where you come in!

I'm thrilled to announce the board's approval of our Foster Program. This program offers temporary loving homes for animals in need, easing the shelter environment and increasing their adoption chances. To make this a success, we urgently need volunteers, so please reach out if you can help.

Calling All Passionate Animal Lovers: Volunteer With Us!

Do you have a heart for animals and some extra time on your hands? We'd love to welcome you to our volunteer family! Whether your skills shine at the shelter itself or in supporting our fundraising initiatives, there's a role for you. Sign up today, and let's see how your talents can make a difference!

Mark Your Calendars!

Spring is in the air, and so is a flurry of exciting events at the Franklin Animal Shelter!

  • Open House: Join us for a fun-filled open house this April (details on our website and Facebook page).
  • 10th Annual 5K Run/Walk: Celebrate a decade of supporting our furry friends with a healthy dose of exercise!  Sign up today and join the fun.
  • NH Gives: Join the statewide giving movement on June 10th and 11th and support our cause!  Keep an eye on our social media for more info.
  • Golf Tournament:  Swing into action by taking part in our exciting Charity Golf Tournament!  You can register a foursome today on our website.
  • Summer Comedy Show: Join us in August for a side-splitting Comedy Show fundraiser!  Details coming soon.
  • Hike for Happy Tails: Lace up your walking shoes this fall and join our brand-new Hike-A-Thon with your pet!

Supporting the Shelter

Your continued support is vital to our work. Here are ways you can make a difference:

  • Wish List: Check out our website and Facebook pages for current wish list items.
  • Can't Attend Events? No worries! Pledge a donation to a 5K runner or make a simple online contribution through our website.
  • Legacy Giving: Considering us in your will? We can help! Email us at [email protected], and we'll be happy to guide you.

Together, we can continue to create a brighter future for animals in our community. Thank you for your unwavering support!


Scott Burns

President, Franklin Animal Shelter Board of Directors

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The Franklin Animal Shelter has many demands to fund its charitable mission to care for and re-home the neglected, abused, abandoned, stray, and unwanted cats and dogs of the community. 

The support of the community has always been critical to its success and will be even more critical as the Shelter grows. There are many ways to financially support FAS, including immediate one-time donations, memorial donations, pledged giving, deferred giving, volunteering, or donating an item from our Everyday Item Wish List.

We appreciate your generosity!

Featured News & Events

Giving Back To Our Community

Our community has been great about helping us whenever we ask, and we’d like to give back a little. Please join us at the Shelter on April 14th for our first ever Open House!  This is a chance to meet our wonderful staff, volunteers and Board of Directors, tour the Shelter and learn about what we do day to day. 

Open House

10 Years and Still Running Strong

Be a part of one of our most popular fundraisers! Lace up your running (or walking) shoes and get ready for our annual 5K Fun Run with a pre-race warmup and a free post-race beer.


Putting for Paws

Get ready to hit the links and enjoy a fun filled day at Beaver Meadow Golf Course for our 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year looks to be bigger than ever, so sign up your foursome today!

Golf Tournament

Keep your eyes on our Events page, as we have a variety of Shelter events popping up throughout the year.  We hope to make 2024 our most exciting year yet!

View All Shelter Events

Thank you, Kate! 

Kate is one of our Animal Care Givers who always goes above and beyond for FAS and for this we celebrate him! Thank you for all you do, Kate!

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Community Corner

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Community is Everything

The community that the Franklin Animal Shelter continues to be incredible, and we continue to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.  This edition we want to give a special shout-out to one amazing young man, Jayce Campbell.  Jayce made a donation to FAS in honor of his birthday this year, bringing us some great item for our furry friends. His generosity is so very appreciated and inspires others to honor animals in need. He also received a copy of the book, DogTown, the tale of shelter dogs with big dreams! Thank you Jayce, dream big and Happy Birthday!

Missy's Mentions, FAS Success Stories

Kandy is doing great!

We usually talk about an animal that has gone home, but this month we want to mention Kandy, who is still our guest at the Shelter.  Kandy was very skittish when she came to us, having spent some time as a stray under difficult circumstances.  Thanks to the tireless efforts of our staff, she has made great progress, growing more confident and becoming more social every day.  Instead of being afraid, she knows its safe to come to people for love and treats.  She is taking bold steps out into the yard and has started to play with her buddy Bruce.  

For more FAS Success Stories click here.

Sunshine, our featured Success Story

Featured Shelter Animal


Hello, Bruce!

Bruce is such a sweet boy, we can't believe he's still our guest.  This guy has been with us for over a year now, and we would really like to find his furever home soon!  To meet Bruce or any other of our adoptable animals, click the button below.

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Questions? Comments?

Click here to reach out to our Board of Directors.

Scott Burns, President

Jeff LeBlanc, Vice President

Tess Lessard, Secretary

Jennifer Hoyt, Treasurer

Julie Nudd, Assistant Treasurer


Chris Hebert, Volunteer Coordinator

Jennifer Ach
Jeannine Mettinen
Amy Robillard
Whitney Vachon

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