Resources

Owner Resources

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City, State, and County Ordinances

Ordinances are a piece of legislation that is enacted by a municipal authority. There are City, County, and State ordinances that all animal owners must abide by. Click below to read these ordinances.

Great Falls Animal Ordinance

Montana Animal Code Annotated

County County Animal Ordinance

Veterinarian Resources

Click below to view the list and information of all local veterinarians. 

List of Local Veterinarians

Funding Assistance

We understand that sometimes life is hard, and unexpected costs can arise. Click below for resources regarding animal care financial assistance.

Veterinarian Cost Assistance

Pet Food Assistance

Local Resources

If you are looking for a service that we are unable to provide, click below to find another local organization who may specialize in the service you are needing.

Trailside Dog Park

Pet Paw See

Spay Montana

Neighbor in Need

Humane Society of Cascade County

Cremation Services

The Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center partners with 406 Crematory to provide our community with cremation services. To see our cremation services price list, visit mc-aac.org/fees/. If you have unfortunately lost a pet, click here to fill out a cremation form. We are sorry for your loss.

Rehoming Services

The MC-AAC does not currently have a rehoming program. If you are hoping to rehome your pet without surrendering it to our facility, click on the links below to access rehoming resources.

Adopt a Pet

Home to Home

Rescue Me!

Transfer of Ownership Agreement

City Licenses

If you reside within city limits and have a dog, cat, ferret or horse over the age of 4 months, you are required to obtain a city license. A city license cannot be sold without proof of the rabies vaccination. The MC-AAC sells city licenses to the public for a fee of $45. The license is valid for the lifetime of the animal.

Multiple Animal Permit

The City Animal Ordinances states that “It is unlawful for any person, persons, or family to keep, harbor, or maintain in or on the same premises a total of more than two (2) cats and two (2) dogs of four (4) months of age or older”. If a person or persons wants to obtain more than two (2) cats over 4 months old or more than two (2) dogs over 4 months old, they must receive a multiple animal permit. 

Click here to complete the multiple animal permit application. 

Behavior and Training

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Dogs on Deployment

Dogs on deployment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner’s service commitments. 

Dogs on Deployment

Traveling with your pet

Animal Health Information

When adopting an animal, it is important to be aware of medical issues that may arise. Read below to learn about vaccines, health issues, viruses, and know how to make sure you are keeping your animal as healthy and safe as possible.

Health and Vaccination Information

The health of your pet is always critical, particularly during the initial transition time into your home. Often we receive animals from households in crisis and we may not know if they received proper preventative health care. Despite the health care and nurturing we provide, animals are exposed to more stress in the shelter than exists in the home environment. This stress can weaken an animal’s immune system, making their health more vulnerable.

As part of our adoption program, we are committed to helping ensure that your new pet is healthy upon adoption. We have not noticed any signs of disease in this animal unless noted in the medical record that was provided to you at the time of adoption. To ensure your pet’s ongoing health, we encourage you to select a veterinarian and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. At that time your veterinarian can determine any health issues that may have developed since adoption, or conditions that weren’t apparent during the animal’s stay at the Center.

While at the Maclean Cameron Animal Adoption Center, your pet received the following vaccines and/or treatments. Many animals receive more than what is listed below. This is just the basics that all animals receive. Please review your medical exam for other medical issues:

  • DA2PP: This vaccine, given to dogs upon intake, includes Canine Distemper (upper respiratory virus that can affect the central nervous system), Adenovirus 2, parainfluenza and parvovirus. Puppies and dogs may need additional doses administered by your veterinarian over a period of weeks or months to achieve maximum immunity from disease. Until these are completed, it is best to limit the exposure your pup has to other dogs. Many serious dog illnesses are spread by fecal material, so properly dispose of waste and avoid areas of elimination used by other dogs.
  • Rabies Vaccination: All of our dogs and cats who are old enough are vaccinated for rabies.
  • FVRCP: This vaccine, given to cats upon intake, includes Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (an upper respiratory infection caused by feline herpes virus), Calicivirus (another viral upper respiratory disease) and paneukopenia (also known as feline distemper or infectious feline enteritis). Cats and kittens may need additional doses administered by your veterinarian over a period of weeks or months to achieve maximum immunity from disease.
  • Bordetella: This vaccine, given to dogs upon intake, protects against what is commonly known as “kennel cough” in dogs. This is an upper respiratory illness easily spread where lots of dogs gather.
  • Deworming: A preventative dose of medicine to eliminate roundworms and hookworms was given to all cats and dogs. Continued treatment and other types of parasite control may be provided by your veterinarian.

We offer micro-chipping for an additional $25 at adopter’s request.

If an adopting family wants to adopt a pet that is unaltered. They are required to put down a deposit.

  •  $125- cats
  •  $200- dogs

The deposit will be returned once we receive proof that the procedure was performed. The adopter may chose to schedule this procedure at our Center, please call for more information.

All animals are medically evaluated on intake. If the animal needs more medical attention than the basics, it will be charted in the animals medical records and on their exam sheet. If the animal is sent home with medication, it is the responsibility of the adopter to follow up with their veterinarian regarding the medical condition.

Aging

Caring for an aging pet is sometimes difficult, click below to read more.

End of Life Care

Obesity

Obesity is a serious problem for our companion pets, and this serious health problem is reaching epidemic proportions. About 54% of pets are either overweight or obese. Can you tell if your pet is overweight?

Obesity in Cats

Obesity in Dogs

Heartworm

Heartworm is a serious parasite transmitted between dogs by mosquitoes. Learn the signs of this life-threatening disease and what you can do to protect your pet.

Heartworm Prevention

Dental Issues

One of the most significant things you can do to take control of your pet’s health is to provide good oral home care.

Untreated Dental Issues

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Many myths have been created regarding Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. Read through the articles below and discover the causes, treatments, and prevention of this illness. And remember, a positive FIV result for a feline, is NOT a death sentence. FIV+ cats can live just as long as FIV- cats.

ASPCA – Feline FIV

Frequently Asked Questions

What to know when adopting and FIV+ cat

Feline Leukemia Virus (FelV)

What is FelV? FelV is short for Feline Luekemia Viruse. This virus is NOT the same as the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Click below and learn about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and most importantly, prevention.

Causes, Vaccine, and Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URI) are more common than you think, but not as serious as many believe. Make sure to know the symptoms and what to do if you think your pet has URI. 

Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

Excessive Feline Urination

Helpful information on how to spot problems with your cat’s litter box.

Causes & Treatment

Canine Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a very serious virus found in Canine, more specifically, puppies. Read through the articles below and learn about symptoms, treatments, what to do if you suspect your puppy has Parvo, and most importantly, how to PREVENT the spread of it. 

ASPCA – Canine Parvovirus

Symptoms and Prevention

Diagnosis, Treatment, Protection

Canine Distemper

Canine distemper is a contagious disease that is cause by the canine distemper virus. All canine breeds are at susceptible to this virus, but puppies under 4 months old have not yet been vaccinated, which leaves that a higher risk. Learn about this virus by clicking the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Prevention, Transmission, Diagnosis

Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza. What is it? Who does it infect? What are the signs? Read the answers to all your questions about this virus by clicking below.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center's Guidebook to your new Dog.

 

The Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center's Guidebook to your new Cat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our organization provides a wide variety of services to our community. If the information within this page does not answer your question, please contact one of our staff members below. 

For animal relation questions please contact our Vet Assistant at vetassistant@mc-aac.org or 406-727-7387 ext. 210

For questions involving volunteers or tours please contact our Community Engagement Director at community@mc-aac.org or 406-727-7387 ext. 204

For questions relating to our Front Desk, please contact admin@mc-aac.org or 406-727-7387

For all other questions, please contact executiveassistant@mc-aac.org or 406-727-7387 ext. 207

What are your business hours?

Our facility is open from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday. We are open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM on Saturday. Intakes and adoptions end 30 minutes before closing time. 

What animals do you accept?

We accept both cats and dogs from all ages. All animals must receive an “intake exam” prior to entering our facility. 

Are you a nonprofit?

The MC-AAC is a privately run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, receiving no funding from tax dollars or government entities. Our facility runs entirely on service income, grants, and donations.

Where are you located?

Our facility is located at 900 25th Ave. NE., Great Falls, MT 59404. 

Do you accept volunteers?

We do accept volunteers! To become a volunteer, or learn more about our program, visit mc-aac.org/volunteer/