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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Animal Control Officer Academy – March 13th – 24th 2023.

Animal Control Officer Academy – March 13th – 24th 2023.

The next Academy will be held March 13th – 24th 2023. Students must enroll and pay through CJTC’s website. The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) and Washington Animal Control Association (WACA) have partnered together to offer the Animal...

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Animal Sex Crimes 1/11/2023

Animal Sex Crimes 1/11/2023

Investigating Bestiality: it’s a whole different animal.Animal sexual abuse and exploitation is a Class C Felony in Washington. And that’s for good reason - Washington cases have involved animal injury including genital mutilation, child sexual abuse, possession of...

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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


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.


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

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