County contributes to animal shelter
May 23, 2007
County contributes toward cost of new animal shelter
Strathcona County will contribute $120,000 toward the cost of building a new regional animal shelter in northwest Edmonton. Council unanimously supported the contribution today in response to a request from the Edmonton Humane Society.
"The shelter provides a valued service to our community, and as good neighbours, we are willing to pay our fair share of the costs," says Mayor Cathy Olesen.
For a number of years, Strathcona County had a contract with the Edmonton Humane Society so take stray animals from the County. So far this year, 86 animals from Strathcona County have been taken to the shelter; in 2006, the County used the shelter in 219 instances. In total, 830 families from Strathcona County accessed services of the Edmonton Humane Society in 2006 including pet adoptions, the animal behaviour hotline, and educational presentations.
The current animal shelter in Edmonton was built in 1951 when the region's population was 160,000. A replacement is estimated at $18.4 million, and the Edmonton Humane Society is approaching regional municipalities to help with the costs.
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Contact: Mayor Cathy Olesen, 464-8000
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