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.
CFA is a volunteer-based organization with limited staff. We do our best to return phone calls in a timely manner. In order to receive any and all assistance, you must speak with the Programs Manager. You will not receive assistance after leaving a voicemail. Call-backs are done in the order in which they were received. The call-back schedule is listed under each program. 

Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Vouchers

Call backs: Monday & Thursdays

CFA 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 CFA. Proof of low income, student, or military status is required before authorizing veterinary services in Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties. After a voucher has been issued there is a 30 day grace period to redeem the voucher, after which the voucher is void. Please contact (360) 456-8176 for more information about spay/neuter assistance.

Medical Care

CFA provides voucher assistance for medical care as available per grant funding. Proof of low income, student or military status is required before authorizing veterinary services in Lewis, Mason and Thurston counties. Please contact (360) 456-8176 for more information regarding medical financial assistance. Funding is not available for routine office visits, vaccines, or rabies/feline leukemia testing. After a voucher has been issued there is a 30 day grace period to redeem the voucher, after which the voucher is void. CFA does not offer financial assistance for outstanding balances; animals in need of medical assistance vouchers must be spayed or neutered. Vouchers must be applied for prior to services rendered.

Pet Food Bank

Deadline: Mondays at Noon
Call Backs: Weekdays

CFA offers a free pet food bank for qualified pet owners on Tuesdays from 4p.m. to 5p.m. To receive pet food, owners must call (360) 456-8176 to sign up by the preceding Monday at 12 noon. Pet food is not given out unless owners have spoken with CFA personnel. Pet owners must make arrangements to pick up food on Tuesday afternoons at the food bank. CFA is a non-profit organization and our ability to fund the animal food bank is subject to availability. CFA reserves the right to deny food bank assistance. No exotics or exotic hybrids. We cannot guarantee pet food is available. In appropriate treatment to the CFA staff may result in termination of services. Thank you!   Click Here for our Food Bank Guidelines and our Safety Guidelines.

We are always in need of 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 may also print 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.

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 veterinary clinic at your visit. The clinic will bill us for our portion.
  • It’s as easy as that!

Assisting Animals - 2018 Stats

Paid Procedures 2018 Totals

    Amount   Cost
Spay/Neuter   355   $13,827.19
  32   $1,289.68
Grooming   37   $1,600.00
Medical Care   433   $35,353.80
TOTAL   857   $52,070.67

Food Bank 2018 Totals

Dog Food Cans   2,556
Dog Food Dry (lbs)   21,222
Cat Food Cans   2,965
Cat Food Dry (lbs)  


Litter (bags)   222
Cats   774
Dogs   890
People   405

Rescue & Adoption 2018 Totals

Cats   64