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.

Click here to Become a Member


Employment Opportunities:

City of Seattle- Animal Control Officer II

Thurston County-Animal Services Field Officer II







WACA 2017-2018 Board of Directors

The following people have been elected to the 2017-2018 WACA Board of Directors Term:

Brian Boman ACO Pierce County Animal Control (currently serving as President)

Erika Johnson ACO Joint Animal Services (currently serving as Vice-President)

Jody Page ACO Pierce County Animal Control (currently serving as Treasurer)

James Miller ACO Wenatchee Valley Humane (currently serving as Secretary)

Brennan Stoelb ACO Chehalis Tribal Animal Control


Interested in becoming a vital part of WACA? Board member applications must be submitted no later than August 1st, 2018.

Qualifying applications will be nominated and presented to the Membership for review.

Check this link for instructions and explanation of our process

Board Application Process

The Membership Meeting will be held at Pierce County Animal Control. You must be an active WACA Member to join the meeting and vote.  If you have questions regarding Nominations please contact Elena McKee at [email protected]


WACA Newsletter
Click Below to download a copy of the WACA Quarterly Newsletter
Washington Animal Control Association publishes a Newsletter each quarter highlighting Local trainings, Animal Control Officers, Animal Legislative Activity and Informational Articles about the Animal Care & Control Field. To have an article published or submit photos and stories contact Ericka Johnson- [email protected]