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Join CalAnimals

CalAnimals represents over 100 years of advocacy on behalf of animals and the professionals who care for them.  We welcome you to join us in this important effort. 

By joining CalAnimals, your organization will enjoy these benefits + more:


  • Inclusion in CalAnimals' members-only email group

  • Email updates with news stories, legislative alerts, and other pertinent items.

  • Representation in Sacramento by a professional legislative advocacy firm.

  • Savings on publications, including the CA Animal Laws Handbook and CA Euthanasia Training Curriculum.


  • 50% off membership fees for your staff for The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

  • Knowledge that your membership ensures that training, resources, and networking opportunities are available to animal welfare organizations statewide.

Organization Member

Open to organizations that are incorporated as a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (humane society) or are municipal or governmental animal care and control agencies (including police departments with animal control responsibilities). Organization members are approved for membership after review of their application.

Memberships run on a calendar-year basis and dues are calculated based on the number of full-time paid employees:

  • 0-5 employees:      $100

  • 6-20 employees:    $250

  • 21-50 employees:  $350

  • 51+ employees:     $400

  • National Organization: $600

Please download, complete, and return our membership application and don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions.

Affiliate Member

Those agencies and organizations not eligible for Organization membership, such as nonprofit animal interest groups and other animal welfare organizations may apply for Affiliate membership. They receive the same benefits as listed above. Affiliate members are approved for membership after review of their application and must demonstrate a history of working collaboratively and respectfully with shelters and animal control agencies in accordance with the mission and values of CalAnimals. Examples of affiliate members include 501c3 rescue organizations, nonprofit advocacy groups, foundations, and retired industry professionals.

Memberships run on a calendar year basis.

  • Affiliate Membership Dues:  $150

Industry and Small Business Partners

This category is for vendors to the animal welfare industry. Membership benefits are the same as for Organization members, plus recognition on the CalAnimals website with a logo and link.

Memberships run on a calendar year basis.


  • Industry Partner (4 or more employees) Membership Dues: $1000

  • Industry Partner Small Business (1-3 employees) Membership Dues: $500

CalAnimals is a private, 501c3 nonprofit organization.

CalAnimals reserves the right to decline, suspend, or terminate memberships.

If you are not associatied with a member agency but would like to receive emails about upcoming trainings, please join our Contact List.

If you are an employee of a member agency and not receiving our emails, please request a sub-account.

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