Edmonton Expansion Project - Progress Reports


First of all, we want to say thank you to all the amazing people, businesses, and organizations who have reached out in support of AARCS new animal shelter and adoption centre in Edmonton. We look forward to building these partnerships in support of animal welfare in Edmonton and area.


DRUM ROLLLLLLLLLL!!! AARCS Edmonton location will now be known as


Thank you volunteers who provided their name suggestions and to Michelle and Jennifer who came up with the name North Haven.

Although physical appearances haven’t changed much in the past few weeks, teams have been working hard behind the scenes to officially BREAK GROUND on this exciting expansion project!

The following tasks have been completed:
  • Contractor selection. Thank you to those contractors who provided proposals and estimates. We are excited to announce we will be working with Krawford Construction on this project.
  • HUGE THANK YOU to Spalding Safe Secure Doorways and windows who have graciously offered to donate ALL keyless entry door locks AND replacements for all interior doors and frames within the facility.
  • MASSIVE THANK YOU to Garage Frontiers who is donating the majority of costs for flooring in the ENTIRE facility, including epoxy flooring for the quarantine, inventory and storage areas, as well as new, durable flooring for cat adoption rooms and reception area.
  • A BIG THANK YOU to Hyatt Investments in Calgary who have donated 150 feet of industrial shelving for our inventory and storage area.
  • Developed brochures for Edmonton Expansion project and our team will be in the neighbourhood introducing themselves this week.
  • Our Executive Director is busy finalizing grant applications.
  • Dedicated web page for Edmonton and fundraising campaign launched at AARCS.ca/Edm-2020
  • Development of equipment and supply lists, requesting estimates on kenneling systems, security, etc.

  • We are extremely grateful for the support we’ve received from the following:
  • Albertans Helping Animals
  • Canadian Animal Task Force
  • City of Edmonton ACCC
  • City of Calgary
  • University of Calgary
  • Humane Canada

  • The following tasks are underway:
  • Development of architectural drawings.
  • Building permit application.
  • Construction scheduling.
  • Meeting with local stakeholders.
  • Interviews for Operations Manager job posting.

  • Happening soon or in the works:
  • Selecting/ordering required plumbing fixtures.
  • Selecting/ordering of kenneling systems.
  • Removal of carpet and old tile floors.
  • Removing window coverings and ceiling tiles.
  • Painting of warehouse walls.
  • Canvassing the neighbourhood and introducing ourselves to the neighbours.
  • We urgently need your support to ensure this project is completed on-time. Thousands of animals will one-day call this place home for a short time before finding their forever loving home. For a minimum $100 donation you can get your name on the donor wall to be displayed at the new location.

    We’ve Reached Nearly $13,000 of Our $375,000 GOAL!

    Will you help us get to at least $20,000 by the end of next week?

    We’ve Reached $12,200 of $375,000 Goal!

    Your support will open doors to thousands of animals and AARCS will be there to help as many as we can, but we can’t do it without you! Thank you for your support and stay tuned for upcoming updates!


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