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Thank You - Donations - Memorials - Grants

CFA receives all sorts of wonderful donations, thank-you cards, compliments and In Memory of donations throughout the year.  We would like to share what people are saying about us...


  Dawkins Charitable Trust awarded CFA a first-time grant of $10,000 in December 2016 for qualified pet owners struggling to afford medical care for their animals. Thank you, Dawkins Charitable Trust!
Official DDAF Grantee     The Doris Day Animal Foundation has awarded a first-time grant to CFA for financial assistance supporting medical vouchers! Thank you to the Doris Day Animal Foundation!
    The Thurston County Humane Society has generously awarded CFA with a grant of $4,422 to go towards remodeling the alcove in our building! CFA's building suffered severe water damage for an unknown period of time before a storm lifted the roof and water in the walls cracked the paint, revealing a potential black mold hazard and putting our staff and animals at risk. After evacuating the building (both human and animals), and footing the bill for emergency remediation, CFA has had a bare space waiting to be remodeled. Remodeling this space was something we could not afford... until now! Thank you!
    The Squaxin Island Tribe has for the first time awarded CFA with a $1,500 grant for FREE rabies vaccinations at Boulevard Animal Clinic! Qualified pet owners in Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties will now be eligible for free rabies vaccines for their cats and dogs - a vaccination that is required in the state of Washington. Thank you, Squaxin Island Tribe!
  The BISSELL Pet Foundation has awarded CFA a $7,500 grant for low-cost spay and neuter vouchers for dogs owned by low-income families in Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties! This is the first grant to be awarded to CFA from the BISSELL Pet Foundation and will help spay and neuter up to 125 dogs, in turn preventing thousands of unwanted litters and avoiding an increase in abandonment and shelter euthanasia. Thank you, BISSELL Pet Foundation!
  We are grateful to The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, the Irving A. Lassen Foundation Fund, and the Jesse R. Roberts Fund for awarding CFA a $10,000 grant that will fund exams and vaccines provided by a mobile veterinarian, transportation and grooming services to home-bound seniors in the South Sound area. Thank you!
  Thank you to The Albohn Family Foundation for awarding CFA a $15,000 grant to support our spay/neuter and medical programs.  This Foundation was established by our founder, Ann Albohn, prior to her passing many years ago. Ann's legacy continues as we carry out her mission to help those who cannot help themselves.


CFA is so grateful to the many companies that have donated materials and/or services to renovate the Concern for Animals office building!  For a complete list of our donors, click here.


Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC

Taylor O'Brien for donating canned cat and dog food and bottles of wine for the upcoming Toast for Tails fundraiser!

Lisa and the staff at the Timberland Regional Library Administrative Service Center for donating over $400 in monetary donations and collecting food, toys and treats!

The Mini Skool for hosting a donation drive on behalf of CFA! Students raised awareness while accepting donations such as food, litter, toys and treats for pets in need!

Bissell Partners for Pets and Lost Pets USA for your support!

The Port Blakely Tree Farms LP Giving Committee for their generous $200 donation.

Mike and Becky R. for hosting their annual Paw It Forward BBQ and donation drive, which brought in food, toys, leashes, treats, and a brand new cat trap!

The Olympia Little Theater cast, crew and staff for donating an entire evening's performance revenue to CFA! You helped us raise over $1,000 and put on a wonderful performance of "4000 Miles"!

Rebecca and Mike R. for hosting Paw It Forward, an annual BBQ that benefits several local animal non-profits including CFA!

Rob Rice Homes for donating an entire show home's worth of furniture and appliances to sell and benefit CFA!

Abbey Realty & Kobza Home Builders for donating $3,000 from each sale to CFA! If you are searching for or interested in building your dream home, be sure to check out Abbey Realty and Kobza Home Builders!

Saturn Barter Company for facilitating donations that will be used for CFA operations and special events!

Kuster Homes & Remodeling, Olympia Construction, Kenyon Remodeling and John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. for donating custom dog homes for the OMB Home & Garden Show Bark-A-Tecture competition! Monetary votes and highest bidding donors helped us raise $900 for CFA programs! Thank you!

Olympia Furniture Company and Eddie for helping us load dog houses after the OMB Master Builders Home & Garden Show!

Clutterbusters!! for hosting a Holiday Bazaar at Pellegrino's Event Center that brought in funds for local animal non-profits, including CFA!

Pet Connection Magazine, The Pet Works and Olydog Studios for organizing, hosting and photographing the Pet Photo Contest! Over $250 was raised and food donations were brought in to benefit CFA! Thank you all for your support!

Starla K. & Family for hosting Bunko for Bowser! Proceeds raised were donated to Concern for Animals! Thank you, Starla!

Fido's Farm for hosting their 11th Anniversary Open House and donating all proceeds to CFA! Thank you, Chris and Fido's Farm!

Rick's Automotive for allowing CFA to host our annual Garage Sale in their warehouse! Thank you, Rick's and Rikki!


CFA is so grateful for all the individual donations received throughout the year to further our mission to promote the welfare of all animals.  Because of the volume of weekly donations, it’s almost impossible to list each person here, but you know who you are, and we are eternally grateful.  Thank you for helping those who cannot help themselves! 


"Four years ago we adopted a little black lady cat named "Shadow" from your group. She has been a joy, loving, amazing, good in the house and a "wild child" outside. Thank you! Our best!" - Jan H.

"I want to thank you for assisting me financially for my kitten's surgery this week.  Pippa is home now and I am so relieved!  The polydachtyl toes no longer appear to be a problem for her. It is good to know there are animal-loving people like you." - Barbara B.

"I am donating $50 in my dog Hailey's memory.  She was a rescue at one year old.  She gave me and my sons 17 years!  She as Australian Shepherd/Heeler and the best dog I've ever owned.  May she rest in peace in doggie heaven." - Brenda R.

"Thank you so much in helping us get all 7 of our blessings neutered.  It wouldn't of been possible without you!" - Dorothy Lowers 10/12

"By the way..thank you for all you do.I know you at CFA are working really hard to raise funds for this organization to turn around and help animals in the community with those funds. I know many appreciate this group being here in Olympia."  - Amanda S. 3/19/12

"Thank you so much for the help you have provided to us. In this economy there is more than we can do to help, but every little bit helps." - Dr. John & Staff, Companion Animal Hospital

"I am thanked enough just to know it goes to a wonderful and needed cause." - Judi C.

"Thanks so much for Kitty Elsie.  We are getting along just great.  I LOVE my Elsie. She loves it here too." - Char F.


Donations made in loving memory of...

Anna Kohlenbeck

William, Peach, Mighty and Mickey - Y. A. Nims

Carol Welch - Alice L., Del H., Felix D. and Carol W.

Ann Mueller - Mollie W., Robert C., Karen P., Mike & Jonna H., Susan C., Janna C., Carolyn S., Robert & Glenna H. and Judith D.

Barbara Tomford and her unrelenting efforts on behalf of animals. - Nancy Y.

Gordon - Todd H.

Baxter Kitty - Bonnie S.

Cassi (Casserole) - Nancy F.

Patti Martin - Shellie O'Neal

Tigger - Mary B.

Pam - TwinStar Credit Union

Janet Hermsen

In the name of Rocky & Miss Kitty -BJ Matthews

The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies

WA Federation


  Grants from The Washington Federation of Animal and Control Agencies are made possible by the sale of Washington State "We Love Our Pets" license plates.  In an effort to be proactive regarding the pet overpopulation problem revenue from the sale of these license plates have been earmarked through an agreement with the State of Washington for actual spay/neuter surgeries for dog and cats in Washington state.  Since 2007 The Federation has awarded over $278,693 in license plate grant funds to qualifying animal welfare organizations throughout Washington State, enabling the completion of nearly 10,243 spay/neuter surgeries. To order your plates, please visit