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.

Shelter Animal Statistics

97.6% Save Rate for 2018
Detailed animal statistics are available on this page.

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

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Animal Harbor first opened its doors in February of 2003. It was the first animal shelter in Franklin County and was located in a former hog auction barn on David Crockett Hwy, outside of Belvidere, TN. 

On December 12, 2014, operations began in the current facility, which had been newly built. 

For information about our capital campaign and photos of our old facility, please visit this page. 

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

Adoptions can be finalized daily until 4:00 pm

No intakes on Saturday unless by appointment

Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398

Contact us:

Phone (931) 962-4472

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;
  • Maintain a no kill policy except for reasons of mercy or dangerous temperament.

 Board of Directors

Susan Rupert, President

Cecelia Brodioi, Vice President

Sue Ridyard, Secretary

Phyllis Larson, Treasurer

Anne Giles, Director

Lisa McCord, Director