We are an association of California's



California Animal Welfare Association (CalAnimals) 

represents and supports California's animal care and control agencies, SPCAs, humane societies, and other animal welfare organizations.

Together. For the animals. For our communities.  

CalAnimals is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Training opportunities for animal shelter staff


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Califoria Animal Laws Handbook
Key CA laws and regulations related to shelters and animals
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Certification Program for
Animal Control Officers!

Bills affecting shelters and animals pending in the CA Legislature
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CalAnimals News

Learn What's Happening in California


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June 2 - Responding to Disasters

June 16 - Finder to Foster to Adoption

June 30 - Responding to Wildlife Emergencies


Free On Demand:


  • Open Adoptions & Adoption Counseling Essentials

  • Your Pet Licensing Report Card

  • Cat Handling & Behavior

  • Kitten Intake and Diversion

  • Managed and Diverted Intake

  • Community Cat Program Intake, Eligibility, & Returns

  • Good Pup

  • What is DocuPet?

  • Saving Lives Using Maps

  • Service Animals

  • CPR for the Vetrinary Soul

  • Return to Home - Successes!

  • Licensing Best Practices- Increase Revenue & Compliance

  • CA Shelter Law: Holding Periods

  • Disaster Prep Checklist

  • more...