Whatcom Education, Spay & Neuter Impact Program

Helping fix pet over population since 2008.

aka WeSNiP   |   Bellingham, WA   |  www.wesnip.org

Mission

The mission of Whatcom Education, Spay & Neuter Impact Program (WeSNiP) is to make spay and neuter services for cats and dogs accessible and affordable to the under-served community. Our goal is to eliminate barriers (financial, access to transportation/crates, education) that prevent animals in Whatcom County from getting fixed. Our approach is effective; treating clients with respect, connecting with people and establishing trust has great potential to create a ripple effect in the community for long-term impact. Since WeSNiP's inception in 2008, there has been a measurably decrease in the number of companion animals entering the local shelter, thereby decreasing the euthanasia of adoptable pets, and working toward a goal of a loving home for every pet.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Paige Schmelzer

Main address

P.O. 28928 WeSNiP

Bellingham, WA 98228 USA

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EIN

26-3529730

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mission: Making spay and neuter services for cats and dogs accessible and affordable to the underserved community. We also help educate the community about spay, neuter and prevention. Vision: WeSNiP provides high-quality spay and neuter services to low-income pet owners. Since opening in 2008, WeSNiP altered over 24,000 cats and dogs. WeSNiP has also trapped, neutered and returned over 2,700 free-roaming cats. By providing these services to the community we have helped reduce pet overpopulation. Local animal shelter statistics show a reduction in euthanasia of cat and dogs in the community. Our program has continued to help these numbers decrease each year.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

By donation spay & neuter services for dogs & cats.

WeSNiP has established partnerships with clinics to perform spay/neuter surgeries for WeSNiP qualified clients.
WeSNiP is a by-donation program in our area for spay & neuter. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay toward the cost of the surgery.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

“Bob Daniels Humane-itarian Award” for Community Service 2009

Whatcom Humane Society

“Animals are Kind to People” award 2010

Whatcom Humane Society

Certificate of Appreciation for promoting spay/neuter during Spay Day 2010 2010

The Humane Society of the United States

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

By donation spay & neuter services for dogs & cats.

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We provide low income spay and neuter services for pets in Whatcom County. Our goal is to reduce euthanasia rates in the community we serve. And to help control pet population as well for ferals. We continue to provide services to the community to help with this issue.

We are working with the low income population through community resources to notify them of our services for cats and dogs.

We have community resources that we share information to have them provide to their clients.

We have helped reduce over pet population in Whatcom County over the last 12 years. Since opening we have reduced rates and look at continuing to do so into 2021. We plan on continuing to helping reduce euthanasia in 2021.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Whatcom Education, Spay & Neuter Impact Program

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jane Talbot


Board co-chair

Kevin Williamson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/20/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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