Animal Care & Control Centre - City of Edmonton
“The state-of-the-art centre is an investment by Edmontonians, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada in the care and control of our city’s pets. It allows the City of Edmonton to provide enhanced care to more than 8,000 lost and stray animals each year; helping us keep pets healthy and happy while we work to reunite them with their owners.” said Deputy Mayor Kim Krushell.
The City of Edmonton officially opened the new Animal Care & Control Centre on May 6, 2011. The energy-efficient building is designed to meet all modern animal care standards while bringing all of the City’s pet-related services under one roof.
Funding for the project was provide by all three levels of government.
"Edmonton is certainly known for pursuing innovative solutions for the community," said Hector Goudreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “This is another example of the province supporting Edmonton’s local infrastructure priorities through the MSI. We've already invested in over 2,200 capital projects to help make our communities across Alberta stronger and more sustainable.”
Construction began on the facility in May 2009 and opened for use in November 2010. The facility features an environmentally sustainable design, including geothermal heating, for which the City is seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design) Silver certification.
The new centre is located next to the Edmonton Humane Society’s Chappelle Centre for Animal Care, which helps many unclaimed stray animals find new homes. This innovative campus approach – a first in North America – means Edmontonians have a single location for adoption services, licensing, stray pet care, and animal enforcement.
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*Photos courtesy of the City of Edmonton.
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