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Animal Care & Control Centre

Animal Care & Control Centre

What does the building offer?

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.

Citizen Service

  • 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.

The City 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 Centre

13550 - 163 Street
Edmonton, AB

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-8824
Email 311@edmonton.ca