Animal welfare services in Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties helping those who cannot help themselves please call us today (360) 456-8176

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Our Services

To promote the welfare of animals and keep families together, Concern for Animals (CFA) provides spay/neuter and medical care funding, pet food bank and rescue & adoption programs in the Thurston, Mason, and Lewis County area.

Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Procedures

Spay and neuter voucher assistance will be offered Tuesday through Friday. If you wish to receive a spay or neuter voucher please call Tuesday through Friday between 9a.m. and 3p.m.

Concern for Animals provides financial assistance to qualified pet owners that need to alter their pets but cannot afford the cost.  Low-cost spay/neuter procedures are available at local veterinary clinics recommended by Concern for Animals. Funding to fix feral cats, domestic cats and dogs provides relief to communities that  reduce unwanted litters, animal overpopulation, unnecessary euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals and overcrowding in animal shelters. Proof of low income, military, student or retirement status is required before authorizing veterinarian services in Lewis, Mason and Thurston counties. After a voucher has been issued there is a 30 day grace period to use the voucher, after which the voucher is void. Please contact (360) 456-8176 for more information about spay/neuter assistance.

Medical Care

Concern for Animals provides voucher assistance for medical care as available per grant funding.  Proof of low income, military, student or retirement status is required before authorizing veterinary services in Lewis, Mason and Thurston counties. Please contact (360) 456-8176 for more information regarding emergency medical care financial assistance.  Funding is not available for routine office visits, vaccines, rabies/feline leukemia testing, or pre-existing conditions. After a voucher has been issued there is a 7 day grace period to use the voucher, after which the voucher is void. Concern for Animals does not offer financial assistance for outstanding balances for veterinary care and animals in need of medical assistance vouchers must be spayed or neutered. Vouchers must be applied for prior to services rendered.

Animal Food Bank

Concern for Animals offers a free, pet food bank for qualified pet owners.  Pet owners can call 360-456-8176 to request more information and make arrangements to pick up food on Monday afternoons at the food bank. CFA is a non-profit organization and our ability to fund the animal food bank is subject to generous donations from our community.  CFA has the right to decline food bank assistance based on pet owner's qualifications and supplies. We cannot guarantee pet food is available or that everyone qualifies.  In appropriate treatment to the CFA staff may result in termination of services. Thank you!   Click Here for our Food Bank Guidelines.

We are always seeking donations - dry and canned dog and cat food, cat litter, toys, treats, bedding, collars and leashes.  For locations to drop off donations, visit our Food Bank page.  You can also help by printing out our Food Bank Flyer and post on your office bulletin board! 

Rescue & Adoption

For more information on pet adoption, please click here.


If you wish to borrow a cat trap from CFA, please download the Cat Trap Rental Agreement, complete and return to CFA at or mail to 1414 State Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98506.

Discretionary Fund

Beginning 2014, Concern for Animals will be offering funding through our Discretionary Fund. This program assists those that have encountered financial struggle, but do not qualify for state assistance. A one-time opportunity to take advantage of our services will be offered- without proof of low-income status. If you are in need of pet food, have recently adopted an animal and need to have a spay/neuter procedure done, or have inquiries on what you may qualify for, please call (360) 456-8176. This program's availability is strictly based on donations and grant funding. It is only available once per client. This program does not fund routine exams, vaccines, rabies and feline leukemia testing, or pre-existing conditions. Qualification is not guaranteed.

Additional Procedures

Within the limitations of a set monthly budget, CFA follows these procedures:

  • If we can help, we will connect you with one of our veterinarians/service providers.
  • For all approved medical procedures, you pay a portion directly to the Veterinarian Clinic at your visit. The Veterinarian Clinic will bill us for our portion.
  • It’s as easy as that!


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Spring 2015 
Winter 2015

Assisting Animals - 2016 Stats

(Updated 01/11/2016)

Paid Procedures Year-to-Date

    Total   Year-to-Date
Spay/Neuter    41    $0
   17    $17
Medical Care    13    $0
TOTAL    71    $17

Food Bank Year-to-Date

Dog Food Cans    16
Dog Food Dry (lbs)    162
Cat Food Cans    16
Cat Food Dry (lbs)    32
Litter (bags)    1
Cats    8
Dogs    8
People    4

Rescue & Adoption Year-to-Date

Cats   28
Dogs   1
Hamster   1

2015 Stats

Paid Procedures

Spay/Neuter   1,539
Medical Care
   534   $15,440.19
TOTAL    2,704   $48,209.67

Food Bank

Dog Food Cans   1,137
Dog Food Dry (lbs)   13,151
Cat Food Cans   1,235
Cat Food Dry (lbs)   2,759
Litter (bags)
Cats   694
Dogs   584
People   380

Rescue & Adoption

Cats   35
Dogs   1
Bunnies   8
Hamster   1