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.  

Training opportunities for animal shelter staff


Key CA laws and regulations related to shelters and animals

***It is currently legal for shelters to euthanize animals without a vet/premise permit, but it is not okay to vaccinate them or treat them for fleas. 

Click here to learn about SB 1347.

Bills affecting shelters and animals pending in the CA Legislature
CalAnimals is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie’s Fund® (, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.
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August 6, 13, 20 & 27

NEW!! Shelter Behavior 2 with Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC

Everyone may attend! 4-sessions, every Thursday in August, 11am-12:30pm (PST).


Free Webinars! New content added weekly.

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  • The Ins & Outs of Perception: Crafting the Culture and Brand of Your Organization

  • Supporting Your Community with a Pet Safety Net

  • Putting the Cat Back: Best Interest of the Community? The Shelter? Or the Cats?

Recordings are available.

Two great ways to help California's animals

California Pet Lover's License Plate
California Tax Checkoff - Prevention of Animal Homelessness & Cruelty

Mailing Address

5898 Cherry Ave | Long Beach, CA 90805

510.525.2744 |

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California's animal care and control agencies, SPCAs, and humane societies are not directly affiliated with any of the national animal welfare organizations, such as Humane Society of the United States and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  Read more here.