Welcome to WACA

The Washington Animal Control Association (WACA) was formally created January 22, 1983. WACA is an organization dedicated to promoting professionalism and excellence in animal care, education, and enforcement while protecting animal welfare and public safety through training and support.

The purpose of this website is to provide you every opportunity to participate with us in our goal to “Protect People and Pets.” Here you will find the resources you need to become an Animal Control Officer including the training and conference schedules.

Crisis Intervention Training

Monday, December 12th 2022

Cost is $50, FREE for all WACA members with current membership


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Lesion Identification Class April 27th 2023

Lesion Identification Class April 27th 2023

In this 4 hour lecture you will learn basic to advanced concepts of lesion identification in postmortem animal forensic cases commonly seen in Washington state, the importance of a forensic focused veterinary pathologist in these cases, why your general veterinarian...

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We had a successful 2022 ACO Academy at CJTC 09-12 through 09-23.

Visit our Facebook Page for some fun photos of the class.

We are hoping to hold some continuing education training at CJTC for all ACO’s. Have a topic you would like to see available? Please email info@washingtonanimalcontrolassociation.org


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Please send all mail to: PO Box 335 Marysville WA 98270

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