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Apr 16, 2019 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Animal Shelter Temporarily Closed for Renovation

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, April 16,2019 – Coquitlam’s Animal Shelter is undergoing minor renovations and will be closed to the public from Monday, April 29, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019 inclusive.

After 17 years of operation, general wear and tear has taken its toll on the facility. The City is undertaking minor renovations to enhance the customer service areas and ensure the ongoing comfort of our four-legged friends at the shelter.

Animals currently at the shelter will be moved to another location on-site where they will be protected from any construction debris and noise.

Contacts During Closure

For animal shelter inquiries during the temporary closure, call or email:

For ticket or bylaw inquiries can go in person to City Hall, or call or email:

Bylaw tickets can be paid online via the City’s MyCoquitlam service. Visit to sign up.

Animal Shelter Services
Coquitlam’s Animal Shelter was built in May 2002 and has been providing animal and bylaw services to the community for almost 17 years. The facility includes an administration building with three cat rooms, two kennel buildings and a fenced dog exercise area. In addition to reuniting lost pets with their owners, animal services include kennel boarding, pet adoption and cat ID registration. Find out more at .

Media contact:
Sarah Bull
Acting Manager, Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Control City of Coquitlam



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