Animal Harbor is a limited-admission animal shelter facility serving Franklin County, Tennessee. It is operated by members of The Franklin County Humane Society, a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Location and Hours

Animal Harbor is located at 56 Nor-Nan Road, Winchester, TN. This is just off AEDC Road (Hwy 127). Click here for map.

Tuesday-Friday: Noon - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398

Contact Us:

Telephone: (931) 962-4472

Email: info@animalharbor.org

The Mission of Animal Harbor is to

  • Provide health care and temporary shelter for lost and homeless companion animals
  • Find new loving homes for these pets
  • Reduce pet overpopulation by promoting spaying and neutering
  • Prevent cruelty to animals
  • Educate the community about animal welfare

Animal Harbor opened its doors in February of 2003. It was the first animal shelter in Franklin County.

Complete financial and background information can be viewed on our profile page at 

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Shelter Animal Statistics

99.53% Save Rate for 2016

Animal Harbor took in 430 animals in 2016, and 99.53% of those animals were either adopted out or transferred to shelters in other states where they were adopted out.

Detailed animal statistics are available on this page.

Professional Staff:

Katie Zielinski, Assistant Manager


Board of Directors

Susan Rupert, President

Sue Ridyard, Vice President

Cecelia Brodioi, Secretary

Phyllis Larson, Treasurer

Anne Giles, Assistant Treasurer

Lisa McCord, Director

Angela Alsup, Director