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Work continues on new Animal Welfare Center in Great Falls

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Construction continues at the Margaret J. Maclean Animal Welfare Center on 25th Avenue NE in Great Falls Construction continues at the Margaret J. Maclean Animal Welfare Center on 25th Avenue NE in Great Falls
Pam Volk, the director of the Animal Foundation of Great, says the final steps are going by fast. Pam Volk, the director of the Animal Foundation of Great, says the final steps are going by fast.

GREAT FALLS -- Construction continues at the Margaret J. Maclean Animal Welfare Center on 25th Avenue NE in Great Falls. 

The Foundation started construction on the multi-million dollar facility in 2007. 

Pam Volk, the director of the Animal Foundation of Great, says the final steps are going by fast. 

Volk explained, "Construction has been going along really quickly. Everything is on schedule. The weather has been beautiful, of course that helps. And we are anticipating a late summer opening, actually the end of July or early August,” Volk said. 

The Foundation's goal with the center is high adoption rates. 

The facility will have medical care for incoming animals, grooming, spay and neuter programs, and more. 

The Animal Welfare Center will not only be for pet adoptions but will also offer classes to the community. 

"We will be serving Great Falls and all of north-central Montana. If you didn't adopt your animal here, you're of course still welcome to bring your animal in and attend one of our training courses," Volk said. 

"I have heard individuals who have been with this Foundation working on this project since 2002, that were a part of the grassroots campaign, I've heard them say the dream is now the reality. And it did happen quickly," Volk said. 

So far, there have been 3,156 donors who have helped make the center a possibility -- and every penny helps. 

Of those donors, 49% donated $100 or less. 

For more information, call 727-PETS or visit the website, which contains this overview:  

A life-saving, high adoption center, the new facility will provide temporary care in a pleasant, safe, and humane environment for animals in need. 

It will include: 

Public reception, viewing, and visiting areas with an appealing atmosphere to maximize adoptions;  

A variety of housing options for animals; 

Indoor training/exercise areas for dogs; 

Communal space for cats; 

Outdoor space for cats and outdoor kennels for dogs; 

Grooming facilities - 90% of groomed animals are adopted; 

Education areas to provide the public opportunities to learn about responsible pet ownership and animal welfare issues; 

Memorial gardens to honor pets

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