The City of Edmonton Animal Care & Control Centre took on the enforcement of the Animal Protection Act in 2019 and is the first municipality within Canada to do so. Animal Control Peace Officers have been appointed to enforce the Provincial Animal Protection Act (APA) in Edmonton, enabling them to respond to animals in distress or those that have been neglected and/or abandoned. We work in partnership with a number of agencies to ensure that animals receive safe harbour and that support is received by those impacted by the situation.