The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies provides advocacy and legislative support to its members.


  • The 2013 session of the Washington State Legislature officially kicked off on Monday, January 14 and ran through April 28. The 105-day session was a busy one and included some very important bills to help animals. There were also two special budgetary sessions held in May and June, but none of...
  • Creating and supporting animal-friendly legislation: Since the 1900s, The Federation has actively worked on state legislation that benefits and protects animals.  The Legislative Committee is made up of Federation members and supporters who along with our paid lobbyist track and address...
  • Background of the Spay/Neuter Assistance Bill The goal of this bill is to help fund spay/neuter surgeries on cats and dogs belonging to low-income residents of our state, and on feral and free-roaming cats. The bill does not make spay/neuter surgery mandatory. For more information on the spay...