Animal Care & Control Centre
What does the new building offer?
Improved Animal Care
- Houses almost 8,000 lost pets found in Edmonton each year.
- Reduces animal stress and makes disease control easier and more effective.
- 2,120 square metre (22,800 square feet) building holds up to 120 dogs and 150 cats.
- Area specially designed for the other pets we occasionally find, like reptiles and rabbits.
Improved Service to Citizens
- A one-stop shop for adoption, licensing, stray animal care, and enforcement services.
- Animal Care & Control Officers are based at the centre.
- The Edmonton Humane Society is right next door.
- A large public service area, including two rooms where staff hold private meetings with pet owners when needed.
- Centre staff have a larger, brighter, and quieter workspace.
Environmentally Sustainable Design
The City's design for the Animal Care & Control Centre (ACCC) has targeted a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver Certification from the Canada Green Building Council.
The ACCC's sustainable construction features include:
- Building materials manufactured with post consumer and pre-consumer recycled content.
- Geothermal heating and cooling, and digital climate controls, which reduce conventional energy consumption by more than 50%.
- 90% of all construction waste recycled to divert it from the landfill.
- Light sensors and skylights that reduce the need for artificial lighting.
- Landscaping with indigenous and drought-tolerant plants that do not require watering or an irrigation system.
- Shielded and downward pointing exterior light fixtures to avoid light pollution.
Learn more in the presentation about the facility's design.
Cost of Construction
The Animal Care & Control Centre cost approximately $13.3 million to complete and will serve Edmontonians for the next 25-30 years. Council approved the funding for the project in December 2008.
The City of Edmonton contributed $4.5 million, the federal and provincial governments contributed a combined $2.8 million through the Canada-Alberta Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund, and the Government of Alberta contributed the remaining $6 million through the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.
For more information:
Animal Care & Control Centre13550 - 163 Street
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311