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Thank You - Donations - Memorials - Grants

CFA receives donations, thank-you cards, compliments and In Memory of donations throughout the year. We are grateful for all the individual donations received throughout the year to further our mission. Because of the volume, it’s almost impossible to list each donor here. You know who you are, and we are eternally grateful. Thank you for helping those who cannot help themselves! 


  Thank you to the Banfield Foundation for awarding a first-time grant of $5,000 to go towards pet medical care for struggling pet owners! This grant will go towards treating ailing owned animals while helping families avoid surrendering their pets to the shelter. Thank you Banfield Foundation!
    Thank you to Alley Cat Allies for granting CFA $2,500 to go towards the partnered effort with the Chehalis Tribe Animal Control for Trap/Neuter/Return. This grant will help promote and perform spay/neuter efforts on homeless, feral cats and kittens and prevent hundreds of potential unwanted litters from facing homelessness or euthanasia. 
  Dawkins Charitable Trust awarded CFA a second-time grant of $20,000 in December 2017 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 awarded CFA a $1,000 grant towards the medical assistance fund for the pets of financially struggling residents in Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties. This grant will enable low income pet owners to pay for the veterinary care their animals need. 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.


Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC

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

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!



"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