Friends of the Shelter is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that was founded in 2003 to help fund the medical care for the sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Each year, our organization helps save the lives of over 350 deserving dogs! The 5K for K9s is one of our largest annual fundraisers and is held at Alum Creek State Park. It is a 5K run or walk and, thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of the proceeds raised goes directly to the dogs! All race fees, sponsorships, and pledges help pay for the medical care for sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center.