Shelter Improvements

Shelter Building After the Fresh Coat of Paint

The City of Great Falls Animal Shelter and its staff have been working very hard on making improvements to the shelter building and its equipment to better provide for our homeless animals of Great Falls and the surrounding areas. 


  • installed swamp cooler in the dog kennel
  • enrolled in the Hill's Science Diet Program (to provide a consistent and healthy diet)


  • purchased 10 stainless steel cat cages to increase capacity
  • purchased 50 dog beds to allow the dogs a chance to get off the cement floor


  • received donation of a storage shed to make more room in the shelter
  • incinerator received an interior remodel with new brick and mortar
  • purchased an adjustable exam table to better access the health of the animals and increase staff safety


  • incinerator fans and heating units were repaired
  • lighting was added to the storage shed
  • Shelter interior painted
  • air conditioning was added to the cat room
  • new air flow/heater was added to the isolation room
  • a new floor, ceiling tiles, windows with pet screens and insulation were added to the office
  • special lighting was installed in the triage room for better exams
  • emergency lighting was installed through out the entire shelter, inside and out
  • fresh air intake and the dog kennel fans were repaired to increase the over all health of the animals and staff
  • 21 new pass thru doors were installed in the kennels
  • sealed kennel floor was installed to control odor and disease
  • a flush system in the kennel was installed to increase the cleanliness of the kennels
  • Shelter exterior painted
  • new building signage
  • parking lot was paved and positive drainage was added around the building
  • purchased World Microchip scanners to help lost pets find their owners
  • installed several lockers for the volunteers
  • new door installed between the kennel and the office to cut down on the noise level
  • purchased a 4 cage kennel system to remain up front in the office for our small animals

  Please see some of the  'before' and 'after' pictures.  We are very proud of our progress.

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Shelter Building Before the Fresh Coat of PaintShelter Building After the Fresh Coat of PaintShelter Building Before the Fresh Coat of Paint and the Old Beat Up Parking LotShelter Building After the Fresh Coat of Paint and the New Parking LotNew parking lot and drainage almost finished.New Storage Shed being built.Inside of dog kennels before painting and sealing of floors.Inside of dog kennels after painting and new sealed floors.Old pass thru kennel doors.New pass thru kennel doorsNew Signage