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

Shelter Behavior for Shelter Staff

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

Animal Control Officers!

Bills affecting shelters and animals pending in the CA Legislature
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CalAnimals is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie’s Fund® (www.maddiesfund.org), helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.

CalAnimals News

Learn What's Happening in California


  • Animal Cruelty Forensics Workshop

Thursday, 1/27/2022, 9am-1:30pm (PST), ZOOM

Register Here -$25 Members, $35 Non-members

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New content added weekly.

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On Demand:

  • 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

  • Turning Data Into Insight

  • CA Shelter Law: Shelter Intake

  • CA Shelter Law: Community Cats

  • Humane at Home plus Lost2Found

  • Interacting with Diverse Communities: Cultural Beliefs

  • Human Animal Social Services (HASS)

  • 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

  • more...