The Washington Animal Control Association (WACA) was formally created January 22, 1983. WACA is an organization dedicated to promoting professionalism and excellence in animal care, education, and enforcement while protecting animal welfare and public safety through training and support.
The purpose of this website is to provide you every opportunity to participate with us in our goal to “Protect People and Pets.” Here you will find the resources you need to become an Animal Control Officer including the training and conference schedules. You can locate information about our next Conference and Training at the Training and Conference Events page
We encourage your partnership with us and have provided you with a number of informational resources. We specifically purpose to provide the tools needed for existing and potential Animal Control Officers and to develop and maintain awareness and credentials in order to provide WACA services to Washington State. We also provide a resouce to the community and other Animal Control organizations to assist with current issues, Disaster Management, Legislation Assessment and Foster Care and Rescue.