Animal Harbor is a limited-admission animal shelter facility serving Franklin County, Tennessee. It is operated by members of The Franklin County Humane Society, a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Location and Hours

Animal Harbor is located at 56 Nor-Nan Road, Winchester, TN. This is just off AEDC Road (Hwy 127). Click here for map.

Tuesday-Friday: Noon - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398

Contact Us:

Telephone: (931) 962-4472

Email: info@animalharbor.org

The Mission of Animal Harbor is to

  • Provide health care and temporary shelter for lost and homeless companion animals
  • Find new loving homes for these pets
  • Reduce pet overpopulation by promoting spaying and neutering
  • Prevent cruelty to animals
  • Educate the community about animal welfare

Animal Harbor opened its doors in February of 2003. It was the first animal shelter in Franklin County.

Senior Staff:

Lane Carter, Shelter Manager
Rini Tyler, Assistant Manager

Board of Directors    

  • Susan Rupert, President
  • Cecelia Brodioi, Vice President
  • Sue Ridyard,  Secretary
  • Phyllis Larson, Treasurer
  • Anne Giles, Assistant Treasurer
  • Lisa McCord, Director


Complete financial and background information can be viewed on our profile page at 

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