You Can Help!

SCFA is dedicated to helping the animals of Franklin Township. We depend upon gifts from caring people like you to achieve this goal.

Santa Paws Event!

Photos with Santa Paws. Santa's Visits Arranged by Second Chance for Animals to Benefit the The Franklin Township Animal Shelter and Other Townships Animals in Need

Pets and Family Photos with Santa Paws! You will receive a USB with all poses for $25

Saturday, December 3 and Saturday, December 10.

10:30 AM-3:00 pm
Sampson G. Smith School, 1649 Amwell Road, Somerset

Dogs must be leashed and cats and small animals in Carriers.

See flyer to the right and under events page.

Animals are our Passion!

To prevent cruelty to animals by facilitating the adoption of homeless animals through community outreach, educational programs, participation in adoption days, and by improving conditions in animal shelters and pounds and by supporting animal health initiatives such as spay/neuter and vaccination programs

We Love What We Do

Franklin Township Animal Shelter

Second Chance For Animals assists The Franklin Township Animal Shelter by providing much needed financial and volunteer assistance.

When you donate to Second Chance For Animals...

Your generosity helps ensure that we can continue our work keeping Franklin Township animals happy and healthy, and helping them find forever homes.

About Second Chance For Animals

Second Chance for Animals is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to enhancing the lives, adoption rates, and experiences of animals living in shelters. We currently partner with the Franklin Township Animal Shelter in Somerset, NJ and animals of the community through fundraising and enrichment efforts.


What they say

  • Our family has adopted at least 6 pets from the Franklin Animal Shelter that is supported by Second Chance for Animals. Their efforts have helped the Franklin Shelter to be one of the nicest and well supplied shelters in the area and helped keep our adoptions extremely affordable. We make sure to donate pet food, news papers, and other supplies when we can to help out. Great work!

    thumb Anthony Gallo
    January 8, 2020
  • We adopted our cat from Second Chance for Animals. They are kind, professional, and prompt. Our cat is a love, and we are very happy to have her as part of our family. We would adopt from this organization again in a heart beat.

    thumb Cathleen Ludlow
    November 18, 2018
  • The best place ever to find your BFF.

    thumb Karin Bennett
    January 24, 2019
  • I am a volunteer at the shelter, walking dogs and helping with getting cats adopted. Everyone is very caring of the animals, from the town's Animal Control officer, Kati, to all the volunteers.

    thumb Bob Blumenfeld
    May 9, 2018

Contact Information

Find us here: P.O. Box 5172, Somerset, NJ, 08875


Phone: 732 748-SCFA (7232)