Franklin Township Animal Shelter

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Who We Are:

The Franklin Township Animal Shelter was established more than 30 years ago to handle the animal control and sheltering needs of the municipality. In 1998, Second Chance For Animals, a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of the animals in shelters, began working with the Franklin Township Animal Shelter and now provides volunteers and support to the shelter. This partnership has resulted in improved experiences for the animals housed at the shelter and increased adoptions.

Services provided by Franklin Township Animal Shelter

Pet Adoption

Puppies, dogs, kittens and cats are available for adoption. Shelter staff and volunteers seek to make a match that will last a lifetime. Animals are spayed or neutered and provided with necessary vaccinations prior to adoption. The adoption fee for all animals is $60.

Animal control and rescue

Experienced animal control officers provide animal control and rescue services for the township. If you have an animal control emergency, please call the Franklin Township police department.


Volunteers are welcome and are trained by Second Chance for Animals, a not-for-profit organization that currently assists the Franklin Township Animal Shelter. Volunteer duties include walking dogs, socializing the cats, cleaning cages, fundraising, helping with adoptions, transporting animals and much more.

For information on volunteering, please visit the Second Chance For Animals website.

Shelter Hours

The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and Saturday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Franklin Township Animal Shelter
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732-873-2500 ext. 6255
Click Here To See A List of Animals at This Shelter

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