Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center
The Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center is located at 900 25th Avenue NE in Great Falls, MT. The 13,600 square foot facility, provides temporary shelter to cats and dogs in a safe, pleasant and humane environment. Training and education areas provide space for humane education (including kids camps) and training courses.
Facility Areas 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 exterior kennels for dogs
- Grooming facilities – 90% of groomed animals are adopted
- Education areas
- Future Development: Memorial gardens to honor pets
The Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center is a privately run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization receiving no funding from tax dollars or government entities.
The mission is to foster a caring community for animals by providing shelter, advancing animal welfare, and promoting the bond between animals and humans through innovative programs, education and service.
Building the Center was a long-range goal for the Animal Foundation of Great Falls, founded in 2002 by a group of dedicated volunteers.
The facility was built in August of 2015 and named in honor of Margaret J. Maclean, whose estate gave $400,000 in matching funds to the Animal Foundation. The match was successfully met in the fall of 2005. Maclean was raised on a family farm and ranch west of Conrad; she died in 1997 at the age of 83.
David and Tanya Cameron first gave to the the Animal Foundation of Great Falls in February of 2005. From February 2005 to April 2017, the Cameron’s gifts totaled approximately $175,000. Then, in January of 2018, they made a gift as a family, in conjunction with Dave’s sister, Nancy Cameron, of nearly $580,000 to the Center’s GOOD (Get Out of Debt) capital campaign.
As a result of this gift, the Maclean Animal Adoption Center was renamed Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center (a DBA of the Animal Foundation of Great Falls).