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The Federation is comprised of animal care and control agencies from all corners of the state of Washington. The number of members varies from year to year, but typically ranges from 60-65. Memberships in The Federation run by calendar year; we are currently accepting members for 2013.
If you need more information before joining The Federation, please review this list of benefits you will enjoy as a member:
Opportunities to Apply for Grant Funding:
The Federation administers a fund to grant money to member agencies to increase the total number of spay/neuter surgeries performed by their organization. Member agencies can also apply for Emergency Animal Relief funding in the event of a disaster or emergency. For example, to purchase a generator in the event of a flood.
Professional Development & Training:
Members receive notice of upcoming Federation sponsored regional trainings as well as lower, members-only registration fees. All Member organizations receive one $15 coupon towards a Federation-sponsored workshop.
Representation in Olympia:
The Federation maintains a presence in Olympia and tracks legislation affecting animals in our state. Members receive periodic updates on animal welfare legislative issues and have a voice in the promotion of animal welfare in Washington State. The Federation networks with local and national agencies to leverage the influence that our vast membership can have on policymakers.
Washington Animal Population Survey:
The Federation annually surveys animal organizations throughout the state to compile statewide statistics. Member agencies receive free on-line access to the survey results.
- Free Job Postings on The Federation website.
To download a complete list of the Federation's member benefits, please click here.
Voting memberships in the Federation are available to agencies working for the protection of animals under RCW 16.52, animal control agencies, and charitable organizations dedicated to the benefit of animals.
Non-voting memberships are available to companies providing products and services to the animal care industry, out of state agencies and individuals.