The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Regional Dog Shelter opened over 10 years ago as the vision of Sheriff Christopher Donelan. Donelan saw the lack of sheltering facilities for dogs in the community. In 2012, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office was awarded a grant of $20,000. With this grant money and the work of inmates in the pre-release program at Franklin County Correctional Institute, an old town building was refurbished and turned into a working shelter in Turners Falls.
Today the shelter is run mostly by volunteers and led by Director Leslee Colucci. Their efforts continue to protect and improve the lives of stray, lost, and unwanted dogs by offering them sanctuary and reconnecting them with new homes.
If you are looking for a new furry friend to bring home, check out which dogs are available for adoption on their PetFinder page.
The Regional Dog Shelter is always looking for volunteers. If you perhaps are not in a position to adopt but still love spending time with dogs and caring for them, you might be able to join their team of volunteers. See the list of necessary qualifications and apply here.
If you would like to make a donation to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Regional Dog Shelter, you can do so online here or by mailing a check. Your donation directly benefits the dog's care, especially those who require extra veterinary care or services.
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