Executive Summary

The Franklin County Humane Society was incorporated in 2001 to be an advocate for all of Franklin County’s companion animals. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we strive to help the homeless companion animals of Franklin County by providing temporary shelter, healthcare, and love to animals in need, while working to educate the community about animal welfare. In 2007, The FCHS began a subsidized spay/neuter program for low-income residents to help reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats being abandoned or euthanized in the county. 

By caring for animals at our shelter, Animal Harbor, we are giving them a second chance to find the loving home that all companion animals deserve.  Because a second chance is usually the last chance in the case of these animals, The FCHS does everything it can to increase the chances of these animals finding forever homes. Animals admitted into the Animal Harbor are seen by a licensed veterinarian, given necessary medical treatment, treated for external and intestinal parasites, spayed or neutered, given age appropriate vaccines, and micro-chipped. Our Circle Donor Program, general donations and grants received from other organizations pay for these services that would easily cost you or me over $300.  

As a non-profit charitable organization, we solicit donors in our Circle Donor Program to help provide continuous funding for our work. The FCHS has placed over 4,000 abandoned pets in new homes since our shelter opened in February 2003. The FCHS has also been able to help county residents that have fallen victim to these hard economic times.  Animal Harbor has taken in numerous family pets that can no longer be cared for properly due to their owners’ financial struggles. 

We work continuously to raise funding for our organization.  Our income sources include donations, adoption fees, grants, fundraising events, t-shirt sales, and money people leave us in their wills.  Every dollar is carefully spent to help the abandoned animals in our care.  

Without the support of our donors, we would not be able to help the animals or the residents of Franklin County. Thank you for taking an interest in the work of The Franklin County Humane Society. 

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