Programs and Services

WACA is dedicated to all the proud and professional animal care and control officers in the State of Washington.  We are here to support our officers, providing information about all aspects of animal care and control, and offering quality instruction, training  and certifications.  In addition, we enjoy the fellowship and networking that accompany these services!


  • WACA offers the Animal Control Officer Academy, sponsored in March each year by WACA and the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
  • We also offer the Animal Care and Control Training Conference, offered in Autumn of each year
  • We assist various agencies with direction of their animal care and control programs, offering policy and procedure information, uniform suggestions, and level of service recommendations. 
  • We keep apprised of and can give information on a multitude of animal handling equipment, whether tried-and-true, new and improved, or not-so-effective! 
  • WACA has relationships with many other animal-related organizations, such as technical rescue and foster groups, and private, public and non-profit shelters, and can assist with communicating with those organizations.  

We are here to assist YOU, so please let us know what we can do to help!-

Your WACA Board of Directors