Animal Care & Control Centre
What does the building offer?
- Houses more than 6,000 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
- A one-stop shop for pet 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
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 Centre13550 - 163 Street
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311