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A Look Back: the opening of the Maclean Animal Adoption Center

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A project that was more than 10 years in the making opened in Great Falls back in Aug. The $5 million Margaret J. Maclean Animal Center has since helped dozens of animals find new homes.

The multi-million dollar building exceeds 13,000 square feet and holds up to 90 dogs and 125 cats and kittens.

Just this month, the shelter raised more than $25,000 in donations. The facility also doubles up as a community learning center, with an education room for children to learn more about animals.

KFBB spoke with Board of Trustees member Bob James back in Aug., and he stressed the importance of community involvement.

"We hope to form alliances with the Boy Scouts, 4-H things of that nature so that's one of our main focuses is improving the lives of animals, by helping children understand what's important," said Bob James, Board of Trustees Member, in Aug. 2015.

Executive director Pam Volk says one of the center's goals for 2016 is to expand their volunteer program to teens and young adults. The center would also like to offer educational programs to children and teens during their breaks.

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