Concern for Animals

A nonprofit organization

Concern for Animals is a 42 year old 501(c) 3 non-profit that is powered by passionate, animal-loving volunteers and staff that are dedicated to the welfare and quality of life of animals in Mason, Thurston, and Lewis counties. 

The mission that drove Ann Albohn and Joyce Pearce to found Concern for Animals in 1980 is the same mission CFA fights for today:

“To assist those struggling financially with pets in need of food, medical care, and spay/neuter procedures, and to promote the welfare of all animals.”

Concern for Animals (CFA) began with a vision to help those who cannot help themselves, and over the years CFA has assisted thousands of animals in need with a variety of veterinary services. Keeping our community safe, healthy, and happy is our priority.

Every year CFA helps hundreds of animals in need.

Here's how we do it:

Serving Mason, Thurston, and Lewis counties, CFA supplies a weekly pet food bank, spay/neuter program, and veterinary assistance fund for low income pet owners that in some situations may view euthanasia, surrender, or even abandonment as their only options. We also have specific programs that provide for senior pet owners and pet owners leaving domestic violence situations, as well as initiatives that work with other organizations like Family Education & Support Services, Safeplace Olympia, Senior Services for South Sound, and more.

Some of our service include:

Your donations make it possible for us to continue our work providing valuable and much needed solutions for pet-parents in crisis situations. They allow us to rescue more kittens, treat more pups, and feed the birds, guinea pigs, bearded lizards, and more that risk going hungry in our shared community.

Click here to check out real-life stories of how CFA has impacted lives of pets and people alike on our Facebook page!

Click here to see an article from The Chronicle about how we helped animals impacted by the flooding in early 2022!

Click here to see an article from ThurstonTalk about how we've evolved through COVID-19 to better serve the community!

Organization Data


Organization name

Concern for Animals

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PO BOX 4422



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