FCHS is an open-admission animal shelter, which means we accept stray dogs and cats brought to us and provide them the opportunity of adoption into forever homes. We do not accept feral cats brought to our shelter in a trap. Feral cats are not adoptable as pets. We are the only open-admission animal shelter within a 40-mile radius. Each year we serve thousands of pets in Franklin County, Missouri and surrounding areas including: Augusta, Gerald, Hermann, Labadie, New Haven, Pacific, Robertsville, St. Albans, St. Clair, Sullivan, Owensville, Union, Washington and more.
It costs over $1,800 a day to operate our shelter. We are supported by donations, fundraisers, grants and fees. We do not receive funding from Humane Society of Missouri, the United Way, federal, state or county governments or any animal welfare organizations.
We welcome support from our community. Learn more about opportunities to donate and volunteer. Meet our adoptable pets. Explore our services.