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 interests groups and other animal welfare organizations may apply for Affiliate membership. They receive the same benefits of membership as Organization members. Affiliate members are approved for membership after review of their application. 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

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 |

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.