Franklin County Animal Shelter

Find Franklin County Pennsylvania animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Antietam Humane Society 8513 Lyons Road Waynesboro PA 17268 717-762-9091


Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter 5051 Letterkenny Road West Chambersburg PA 17201 717-263-0170

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter 2325 Country Road Chambersburg PA 17202 717-263-5791

Greener Pastures No Kill Animal Rescue PO Box 278 Marion PA 17235 717-375-2980

Rescue Me-Yorkie Rescue 2936 Rocky Spring Road Chambersburg PA 17201 717-264-9799

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.