The Washington Federation of Animal Care & Control Agencies conducts an annual survey of animals handled by animal shelters and other placement groups. This is a simple survey whose responses allow organizations to determine trends in their geographic location, by species and by services. We are the only organization in the state to collect this data, and the final report is requested by a variety of local and national groups.

The Federation has released the results of our 2013 Animal Population Survey to member agencies. If you are a member of the Federation and did not receive your electronic copy of the survey results, or if you are not a member and would like to purchase a copy of the results for $50, please email us at