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Items needed at the shelter:

  • Dry dog food
  • Dry cat food
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • KMR Kitten Formula
  • Canned cat food
  • Cat toys
  • Catnip
  • Dog Kong toys
  • Pigs ears
  • Bleach
  • Laundry detergent
  • Pine Sol
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Sheets

Donated items can be left at the shelter.  If the shelter is closed, you can leave them at the door.  Please include a note with your name and address if you need the donation acknowledged for tax purposed.


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Second Chance for Animals, Inc. is a nonprofit volunteer group devoted to enhancing the lives, adoption rates, and experiences of the animals living in shelters. 
We currently assist the Franklin Township, NJ Animal Shelter.
Learn more
about us here, To learn more about adopting a pet from the Franklin Township Animal Shelter, please visit their web page at

SCFA always need volunteers!  Due to cut-backs at the Township our help is needed more than ever.  We can always use folks in all areas of our group.
Call 732 748-SCFA (7232) and let us know you would like to help.  Be sure to leave a clear message and include how we can reach you. 
You must be 18 or older in order to work with the animals.

Upcoming Events

11/28/2015 12:00 PM-6PM - Annual Shelter Open House and Pet Food Drive - Santa will be paying a visit to the shelter animals aroun 1PM

12/5/2015 - Santa Paws (Pet Pictures with Santa) 10:30AM-3PM, Sampson G. Smith School

12/12/2015 - Santa Paws 10:30AM-3PM, Sampson G. Smith School.  (Please note there will be only 2 Saturdays for Santa Paws, not 3 as in past years.)

For more information on these events, please visit our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/SecondChanceForAnimals/events?key=events&ref=page_internal

Check out the Franklin Township Animal Shelter’s new addition!
Due to Megan Haber, a member of Girl Scout Troop 66322, as part of her Gold Award, our cats and small animals now have a wonderful new space to safely have that window-like experience and stretch their legs.  Thanks Megan!

Thank you Franklin Reporter and Advocate
Scfa would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Franklin Reporter and Advocate for their ongoing support and efforts on behalf of the homeless animals in Franklin Township

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SCFA would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their generous grants that help us continue our work:

Official DDAF Grantee 

Thank to to the DorisDay Animal Foundation (DDAF) for $4000 grant to help us with purchasing pet food for the Food Bank!




logo_foundation_1155x354 We are thrilled to be recognized by the Petco Foundation for our lifesaving work. A $12,000 grant will help us continue to find lifelong, loving homes for the Franklin Township Animal Shelter pets. #PetcoFoundation #thinkadoptionfir


  • Thank you to the Pedigree Foundation for a grant of $694.18 to be used for the welfare of the dogs in our shelter.
  • Thanks to the PSE&G Foundation for $500 to be used for purchasing pet food for the food bank.
  • And thank you to The Community Foundation of New Jersey for a $4000 grant to be used for purchasing pet food for the Food Bank.
  • Appreciation to The ASPCA for a $3000 grant to be used for Spay/Neuter.


 Franklin Township Animal Shelter
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
732 873-2500 X 6255

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12 PM - 3 PM; Saturday 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

SCFA also bring cats for adoption to the PetsMart in Bridgewater, NJ (near the Ball Park) each Saturday between 10:30 AM - 3 PM. 

We visit PetValu in Hillsborough the second Sunday of each month.

And now we are at  PetCo in Milltown on the first two Saturdays and the third Sunday of each month.  Look for us in the adoption center. 

Whenever possible we bring dogs in addition to cats to PetValu and PetCo.

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kurandaKuranda Dog beds give our dogs a cozy, dry, elevated place to sleep but  we don't have enough for everyone. cat-bed-1
Kuranda now has cat beds as well. If you would like to donate a dog or cat bed  at a special wholesale prices for our cats
and dogs to sleep in comfort, please click here.  Please visit our Shelter Wish List Page for other items
that the shelter is in constant need of.

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Last Updated:  Sunday, November 15, 2015