July 12, 2008
Government of Canada Supports Pet Services in Edmonton
Minister Ambrose with Field Supervisor James Johnson and a new mother of two eight-week old pups
Today in Edmonton, Minister Ambrose and Naresh Bhardwaj, MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie, announced a combined federal-provincial investment to support the City of Edmonton’s Animal Control Services in their development of a new, energy-efficient Animal Control Facility.
"Edmonton pet owners will be happy with this new, expanded and environmentally-friendly Animal Control Facility, which will provide important services for area residents," said Minister Ambrose. "This new facility will provide important services for the residents who utilize the Animal Control Facility services and their pets."
The federal-provincial investment will enhance the design and construction of Edmonton's Animal Control Facility. The facility will enable the City of Edmonton to improve and expand its animal services, while bringing all services related to animals under one roof. The campus-style facility will provide visitors with one-stop service for both public and private animal care and control services.
"Edmonton-area residents will benefit from services that will be provided by the new Animal Control Facility," said Bhardwaj. "The facility will be designed, built and operated in an environmentally-friendly way, which reflects the importance Albertans place on our environment."
The new Animal Control Facility will be constructed to a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification status. The design will feature high efficiency heating and ventilation systems, energy efficient and natural lighting systems, and shared storm water collection. The facility will provide animal housing as well as office space for administration and animal services bylaw enforcement staff.