As a non-profit organization, we rely on our generous community to help keep our furry friends warm and well-fed. Donations can take various forms:

Direct Donation

You can make a direct one-time donation to the Franklin County Animal Shelter using your bank account, credit or debit card by using the PayPal button below. You can also set-up recurring donations at an interval of your choice:

Monthly Donation

Use the drop down menu button to establish an automatic monthly donation deducted through PayPal.

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

Donate via Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile allows you to support the Franklin County Animal Shelter just through your usual shopping--just shop using the below link, 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! Past successful fundraisers include item drives, $10 Casual Fridays, yard sales, and donating a portion 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. 

Host an eBay For Charity Sale
Did you know you can sell items on eBay to benefit the Franklin County Animal Shelter? Check out our eBay For Charity page here: eBay for Charity!

Sponsor a Kennel

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.

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

​Area Donation Boxes
Several area businesses support the Franklin County Animal Shelter by having our donation boxes on their counters. Click here for a list of locations where you can donate!

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 Director, Kevin Egers, at For more information regarding planned giving, click here.