Memberships are on an annual basis. We are always accepting new members. Here are the benefits you will enjoy as a member in The Federation:
- Opportunities to Apply for Grant Funding:
The Federation administers a grant fund for member agencies in order 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 training 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, revealing trends in the Washington State shelter system, both by species and by services. Member agencies receive free on-line access to the survey results.
- Free Postings on The Federation website and social media.
We assist with advertising your events, job openings, volunteer positions and even adoptable animals.
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.
Small Organizations & Individuals – $ 75.00
For organizations with an annual budget less than $100,000. Includes all standard benefits and eligibility to apply for 1 scholarship to attend a free Federation workshop.
Medium Organizations – $ 250.00
For organizations with an annual budget of $100,000-$499,999. Includes all standard benefits and eligibility to apply for 1 scholarship to attend a free Federation workshop.
Large Organizations – $ 375.00
For organizations with an annual budget of $500,000 or more. Includes all standard benefits, a 2011 Animal Control Laws of WA handbook, 2 copies of the Animal Population Survey results, & your organization featured on the Federation website for 1 month.