Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The reason for this tragedy is national - overpopulation of companion animals. In shelters locally, statewide and across our country, homeless, helpless, healthy animals lose their lives because there aren’t enough homes to go around and shelters only have so much room.
Shelters take the brunt of this problem. Each facility cares for the animals they receive the best they can; but with a shortage of resources, unfortunately, due to overcrowding, they must make life and death decisions every day. This is a community problem and it’s going to take a community to right the wrong.
The founders of MTCAN know the situation all too well. All have been a part of a local shelter and know the many obstacles that are faced on a daily basis. It was out of this frustration that MTCAN’s mission was formed; to actively assist all the shelters and rescue groups in Montana to put an end to the senseless waste of life and set out to change our community’s way of dealing with the tragic problem.
Our “vision” will take a community to accomplish, but lives depend on us to bring about this change. Through MTCAN’s many programs and services we hope to begin the process by:
Providing education and information to children and adults through our Community Education Outreach Program
Promoting spay/neuter and tagging by networking with private and governmental organizations
Facilitating reuniting lost & found animals with their rightful owners with a free web site service
Offering alternatives to owners who feel they must give up their pet companions
Assisting owners with various services such as financial, medical and home services, so they can keep their pets
Preventing overcrowding in sheltering facilities by providing auxiliary services to animal shelters, animal rescues and private pet owners
Currently on the lawn of Walgreen's in Hamilton, MT
(at the corner of Hwy 93 and Fairgrounds Rd)
You may find your best friend you didn't know you had.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.