In just over six years, Northwest Spay & Neuter Center has spayed and neutered over 55,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits. We are excited about our progress, especially over the last year or so—we moved into a beautiful new clinic in January 2013, we launched a shuttle program to bring dogs and cats from remote areas to Tacoma for surgery, and just this month we've hired a third veterinarian and more support staff. Why? So we could be open an additional day every week!
Up until this September, we were only open for surgery Monday-Thursday. As demand grew and we found ourselves scheduling appointments further and further out, we realized the time had come to better serve our clients by adding a fifth day to our operating week, and making it a weekend day. So, as of September 22nd, 2014 our new schedule is Tuesday-Saturday! Five days instead of four! A weekend day for folks who can't make it in during the workweek! Hooray!
With the expansion comes the need to outfit our second surgical suite, and to make sure our new staff members have the tools and equipment they need to do their jobs. We received a very generous gift from longtime supporters to get us started on buying surgical equipment, which is amazing! We are fundraising to help with the "other stuff" (office supplies, furniture, etc) that comes with getting our second suite up and running. To go along with our expansion, we will also need more feral cat traps to lend to our faithful trappers, and of course we are always in need of funds to subsidize surgeries for clients living on low incomes. With our capacity increasing, you know there will be more demand than ever for subsidized surgeries!
We really appreciate your support and help spreading the word about this fundraiser. Thank you for your friendship, and let us know if you have any questions.