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Countless animals are abused, neglected and abandoned each year. Together, we can give them a better tomorrow.   


At the Manchester Animal Shelter, we believe all animals are deserving of life, respect and care. Our goal is zero-population-growth through spay/neuter programs and services that focus on education, medical care, fostering and adoption. Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization which started in 1996. The shelter takes in homeless, abused, and abandoned animals in the city of Manchester. We provide shelter, medical care, and spay/neuter to every animal that comes through our doors. In operation for over two decades, the shelter has helped provide care and find loving homes for over 25,000 animals.

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If you're interested in adopting a dog or cat please check our website for available animals. Our canine and feline teams will assist with any questions and discuss our adoption process. 

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Gandhi


FMAS is dedicated to connecting our dogs and cats with new owners who will love and care for them. Learn about the many animals we have in our care and how you can bring them home to be part of your family.



Open Hours:

Wednesday/Saturday 12pm - 4pm

Adoptions also available by appointment 

We are here 7 days a week caring for the animals. Please call between 10am and 4pm for other inquiries.


  • Endless Pawsibilities Gala
    Endless Pawsibilities Gala
    Friday, June 16, 2023 @ 5:30pm
    DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Manchester
    DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Manchester
    DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Manchester
    To purchase tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, click the link below! If you are interested in sponsoring the event, making a donation or have questions, please email
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