Grande Prairie Regional Animal Care Facility

Background

In June 2016, the Grande Prairie & District SPCA (GPSPCA) revealed it was shutting its doors due to financial instability. As a result of this closure, the County and City of Grande Prairie created the Grande Prairie Regional Animal Care Facility (GPRACF) to temporarily deliver an animal care plan that guaranteed the continuation of humane animal shelter, care, and adoptions for the region.

In June 2017, the permanent closure, divestment and legal dissolution of the GPSPCA were announced. Consequently, the County and City of Grande Prairie will continue to deliver temporary animal care services for the region until a permanent solution can be put into place.

Services Changes due to COVID-19 Situation

Grande Prairie Regional Animal Care Facility Limited Access

Please be advised that our facility will be limiting public access until further notice.

For the health and safety of our community, the animals and staff, the following services have been suspended until further notice:

  • adoption services
  • owner surrenders
  • cat trap rentals

Stray Animals

For questions about stray animals, contact County Regional Enforcement Services at 780-532-9727 to speak with a bylaw officer and for City of Grande Prairie residents contact 780-830-5790.

Animal Reclaim Fees

For questions about reclaiming an animal from the Facility, contact County Regional Enforcement Services at 780-532-9727 to speak with a bylaw officer and for City of Grande Prairie residents contact 780-830-5790.

Charges for animal reclaims from the Pound are $50 for the first visit, $100 for the second visit and $150 for each subsequent visit. There is also a daily kennel fee of $25.

City animals reclaimed may also be subject a fine that is attached to municipal tags.  For more information on municipal tags and fines associated with animal control, please contact City Enforcement at 780-830-5790.

Animal Surrenders and Adoptions

For owner surrenders and adoption inquiries, please contact the Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue Association at 780-380-7297.