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Snake River Animal Shelter opens in Idaho Falls

It’s been a long time in the making, but the Snake River Animal Shelter finally opened its doors Monday.

“There is no way that we could have done this without all the support and donations from the community,” said the shelter’s board of directors president, Sylvia Medina.

The shelter said a big chunk of their donations came from William Maeck and the William and Shirley Maeck Family Foundation who have been supporters throughout the whole process.

SRAS raised around $1.5 million to build the 7,300 square -foot facility. The building comes equipped with separate quarters for cats, small dogs, and large dogs. It will include a puppy palace as well as cat condos and a cat flat. It will also feature “get acquainted rooms” where patrons are given time to get to know the animals as search for the perfect match.

The shelter will operate from donations from the community, grants and fundraising efforts.

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