October 17, 2021

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Excellent Falls Animal Shelter briefly reduces hours

Wonderful FALLS — Thanks to a seasonal inflow of animals and confined staffing, the Fantastic Falls Animal Shelter has briefly adjusted its several hours of operation.

As of June 10th and until even further recognize, the shelter will be open for small business on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am until finally 5:00 pm, with kennel viewing and adoptions from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm. Business several hours on Saturday are from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm, with kennel viewing and adoptions from 11:00 am right until 1:30 pm. The shelter will be shut on Thursdays and Sundays.

With the weather conditions acquiring warmer and more men and women returning to perform, the Great Falls Animal Shelter has experienced an extraordinary improve in animals in their facility. They acquire an common of about 2,166 animals per 12 months. But with extra than 100 cats and kittens and virtually 30 canines, their kennels are so total, they’ve experienced to transfer some animals to other shelters across the state, and transform some surrender conditions absent.

“We’ve had this sort of an influx of animals, we’ve experienced to flip absent proprietor surrenders,” said Jacquie Ricks, a kennel technician. “There are particular conditions wherever we will nonetheless consider the animal, it is a circumstance-by-situation scenario, but if you’re finding rid of your cat or pet dog just to get rid of your cat or puppy due to the fact you are relocating or some thing like that, you have to discover a distinct avenue for the reason that we are entire.”

In spite of the lack of complete staffing, the Wonderful Falls Animal Shelter states their volunteers have been a enormous issue in helping them keep afloat and obtain houses for their furry mates.

Jillian Van Overbeke, interim supervisor of the facility, defined, “You know, if animals are not your matter, we have volunteers who just arrive in and aid with office work or composing ‘thank you’s,’ entering licenses into the process. You know, if you are interested in accomplishing garden do the job, we have some volunteers who arrive in and they want to plant some bouquets and water some flowers, or if you are really fascinated in the animals, you know, you can come in and play with the kitties, we do have a few visitation rooms, two of them currently have cats in them simply because we are whole, but they can enjoy with the kitties, they can choose the canine out on walks.”

The shelter ideas to go back to their standard hrs soon, as soon as they can get back on track and fill those people empty work positions.

To encourage individuals to assistance obvious the shelter and obtain people for their pets, the Wonderful Falls Animal Shelter is featuring half-off adoption costs as a result of Saturday, June 19th.

The shelter is found at 1010 25th Avenue NE. For far more details, or to find out about adopting a pet, connect with the shelter at 406-454-2276, or click listed here to take a look at the internet site.