550 Industry Road
Farmington, Maine 04938
(207) 778-2638
FranklinCountyAnimalShelter@hotmail.com
Franklin County Animal Shelter
Open 11:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Saturday (Closed Sundays & Major Holidays)
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About Us
Our Mission
The purposes and goals of the Franklin County Animal Shelter are:
  • to provide protection and aid to animals that are temporarily in our care.
  • to adopt homeless animals into humane environments.
  • to educate the public about the proper and humane care and treatment of all animals.
  • to implement programs and provide services to promote responsible pet ownership.
History
In 1974, the Nordica Woods Kennel Club was originated with a committee of about 16 people. After the club disbanded, the group continued to work on the dream of helping stray and abandoned animals in the Franklin County area. In 1976, the Franklin County Animal Shelter was incorporated and a shelter board was established.

Our current facility was built in 1979. We are now contracted by 26 communities in the Franklin County area to provide care and shelter to stray and abandoned animals.

Adopting A Friend
Here at F.C.A.S., we mostly house cats and dogs, who come to us as strays or owner surrenders. After we retain our strays for a few days, in hopes that their owners will claim them, they become available for adoption by the public. In order to adopt from our shelter, potential families for our pets must first fill out a pre-adoption application. This must usually be done in person, but we will sometimes allow out-of-state customers to apply over the phone. After a 24-hour waiting period, during which we verify the applicants’ information and ready the animal for its new home, he or she can be picked up during our regular business hours.


Adoption Rates
Cats $50
 
Dogs $90
Includes:
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Feline Leukemia [FeLV]/Feline AIDS [FIV] testing
  • Feline Distemper/URI vaccination [FVRCPC]
  • Worming
  • FrontLine [Additional flea treatment, when necessary]
  • Ear mite check [Treatment, when necessary]
  • Nail trimming
Includes:
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Canine Distemper/Parvo vaccination [DHLPPC]
  • Bordetella [kennel cough] vaccination
  • Worming
  • FrontLine [Additional flea treatment, when necessary]
  • Ear mite check [Treatment, when necessary]
  • Nail trimming
  • Heart worm, lyme, and Ehrlichia Canis (EC) testing
Come Visit Us
The Franklin County Animal Shelter is located at 550 Industry Road (Route 43) in Farmington, Maine.

From Augusta:
Take Rte. 27 North to New Sharon
Continue (Left) on Rte. 27/Rte. 2 to Farmington
Continue (Right) on Rte. 27/Rte. 4 (Main Street) to the streetlight in downtown Farmington (Peoples’ Heritage Bank is on your right)
Turn right onto Rte. 43 (Broadway)
Continue for 2 to 3 miles---Broadway becomes Perham St., then Industry Rd. (still Route 43).
Turn Left into F.C.A.S. at 550 Industry Rd.

From Lewiston/Auburn:
Take Route 4 (Center Street in Auburn) West to Jay
Continue (Left) on Rte. 4 to Wilton
Merge (bearing right) with U.S. Rte. 2
Continue on Rte. 2/Rte. 4 and pass through the University of Maine at Farmington campus
Continue to the streetlight in downtown Farmington (Peoples’ Heritage Bank is on your right)
Turn Right onto Rte. 43 (Broadway)
Continue for 2 to 3 miles---Broadway becomes Perham St., then Industry Rd. (still Route 43)
Turn Left into F.C.A.S. at 550 Industry Rd.

From Gorham, New Hampshire:
Take U.S. Rte. 2 to Bethel, Maine
Continue on Rte. 2 to Wilton (merges with Rte. 4)
Continue on Rte. 2/Rte. 4 and pass through the University of Maine at Farmington campus
Continue to the streetlight in downtown Farmington (Peoples’ Heritage Bank is on your right)
Turn Right onto Rte. 43 (Broadway)
Continue for 2 to 3 miles---Broadway becomes Perham St., then Industry Rd. (still Route 43)
Turn Left into F.C.A.S. at 550 Industry Rd.

From Bangor:
Take I-95 South to Newport, Maine
Take Rte. 2 to New Sharon (merges with 27)
Continue on Rte. 2/Rte. 27 to Farmington
Continue (Right) on Rte. 27/Rte. 4 (Main Street) to the streetlight in downtown Farmington (Peoples’ Heritage Bank is on your right)
Turn right onto Rte. 43 (Broadway)
Continue for 2 to 3 miles---Broadway becomes Perham St., then Industry Rd. (still Route 43).
Turn Left into F.C.A.S. at 550 Industry Rd.


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