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Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help homeless animals in need. Together, we can make a difference.

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Sponsor a Kennel

Sponsoring a kennel supports the care of our furry friends!  Each kennel sponsorship supports the care of our furry friends for either one, three, six, or 12 months. For less than $1 a day, you help us offer a second chance to a special dog or cat, providing it with shelter, health care and an opportunity to be adopted into a permanent, loving home.

Sponsorships make great gifts, too! When you become a kennel sponsor, a personalized kennel sign with your name, your company’s name, or in memory of a beloved family member, special friend or cherished pet will be placed on your choice of a cat or dog kennel. Your kennel sign will be seen by the many people who visit our shelter annually. In addition, you’ll have the pride of knowing that you are supporting an effective organization that protects and cares for more than 1,500 homeless animals every year. 

Kennel sponsorships are available for:

  • $30 for one month
  • $75 for 3 months
  • $100 for 6 months
  • $150 for one year

You can drop by the shelter to purchase in person (and we'll give you a gift card for the recipient then, too!) or follow the link below to our online kennel sponsorship portal.

Other Ways to Give



We're always looking for hard-working animal lovers to help our furry friends! Fill out a volunteer application online today!  Download and read the Volunteer Handbook prior to arriving for your first volunteer session,  and fill out and bring your Volunteer Application with you, and you'll be all set. Volunteers are generally welcome Monday through Saturday from 7am to 4pm. 

Got questions about volunteering?  Just email our Volunteer Coordinator Kaylene Huff at for more information.

PayPal Giving Fund

Use Paypal Giving Fund to donate and all fees are waived, so 100% of all funds come directly to our shelter. 

Planned Giving

Your planned gift to the Franklin County Animal Shelter makes a powerful impact on our ability to maintain and expand adoption, education, and veterinary services for our region’s companion animals and their caregivers. Planned or deferred gifts can take many forms: life insurance proceeds, a portion of an estate, or income from a trust. Each type of planned gift provides unique tax benefits to you, the donor, and your beneficiaries. Planned gifts should be made with the advice of your legal counsel. If you have any questions that we can help you with regarding planned giving, please don’t hesitate to call us at (207)778-2638, or email our Media and Fundraising Coordinator, Kaylene at 

Our Amazon Wish List

We keep our wish list on Amazon updated weekly with items we need on a daily basis (bleach, cat litter, paper towels) and specialty items (Royal Canin mama and kitten food, cat toys, grain-free dog food, leashes), so be sure to check it out to see how you can help your furry friends! Bonus: you don't have to leave your couch to help! 

P.S. If you shop using Amazon Smile, we get a donation from Amazon for all eligible items, too, so it's a win-win for the shelter!


Check or Money Order

We love getting mail--especially when that mail includes a donation on behalf of our furry friends. Mail your donation to:

Franklin County Animal Shelter

550 Industry Rd.

Farmington, ME 04938

Item Donations

As a rule, we are constantly in need of scoopable cat litter, bleach, Purina Cat and Kitten Chow, 4Health Grain-free Dog Food (available for purchase at Tractor Supply), blankets, towels, and paper towels. We also love donations of large Kong dog toys, cat/kitten toys, and tennis balls. Used linens (blankets, towels, and flat, not fitted, sheets) are welcome, too! Call the shelter at 207)778-2638 to see what we need this week, or if you would like to donate something else. Feel free to drop your donation at the shelter anytime! Want to donate items from the comfort of your couch? Check out our Amazon Wish List by clicking here!  

Shop Using Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile allows you to support the Franklin County Animal Shelter just through your usual shopping. Just shop using the link below, and a portion of all qualifying purchases will automatically be donated to the shelter! 

Host Your Own Fundraiser

By hosting your own fundraiser you get to raise money or collect supplies for the shelter in whatever way works best for you! Successful fundraisers can include item drives, golf or softball tournaments, $10 Casual Fridays, yard sales, and donating a portion or all of the proceeds from homemade items/baked goods. Let us know about your event, and we'll be happy to promote it via our Facebook page.