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

Free Webinars!

Animal Laws Handbook

Key CA laws and regulations related to shelters and animals

New! Certification Program for

Animal Control Officers!


Bills affecting shelters and animals pending in the CA Legislature
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


Free Webinars!

New content added weekly.

  • Disaster Prep Checklist - May 13, 9:30am PST

  • CA Shelter Law: Holding Periods - May 29, 10am PST

Sign-Up Here - Members Watch live for free!

  • 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?

Recordings are available.

2021 VIRTUAL Animal Care Conference  - View recorded sessions through May 15.

Two great ways to help California's animals

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

Mailing Address

PO Box 249 | Penn Valley, CA 95946

510.525.2744 | info@calanimals.org

CalAnimals is a 501c3. nonprofit organization.

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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.