Northwest Spay & Neuter Center

Tacoma, WA   |  www.nwspayneuter.org
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Mission

Northwest Spay & Neuter Center provides high-quality, affordable spay and neuter service for cats and dogs to prevent overpopulation.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Melanie Rushforth

Main address

6401 Pacific Ave

Tacoma, WA 98408 USA

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Formerly known as

Peninsula Spay/Neuter Project

Coalition: HUMAnE

EIN

91-2133291

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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Spay and Neuter Surgery

Northwest Spay & Neuter Center provides affordable, high-quality spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. Microchipping, vaccines, and parasite treatments are also available at the time of surgery. Anyone can take advantage of our affordable prices.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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In June 2010, Coalition: HUMAnE's (now Northwest Spay & Neuter Center) board and staff began the shared process of its first strategic planning project. Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. One of our key goals was to develop Vision and Values statements to pair with our clearly defined (and slightly refined) Mission Statement. As we finalize our three year vision plan in the upcoming months, the values outlined below will serve as compass points in our pursuit of a community with zero homeless pets.

Northwest Spay & Neuter Center aspires to practice these values, as central towards realizing our mission.

Education — We actively promote spay and neuter as the solution to pet overpopulation. We advocate for and educate about responsible pet ownership.
Compassion & Respect — We treat animals and people with compassion and respect.
Quality — We inspire confidence by maintaining the highest standard of quality in the services we provide. We achieve this through specialization and expertise in our field.
Adaptability — We continually work to innovate in order to provide quality service and animal care. We seek progressive solutions and new opportunities to achieve our mission.

Each value is practiced and realized on every level including the individual, community and institution. We recognize that the community is an integral part of Northwest Spay & Neuter Center and that we are an integral part of the community. Through community partnerships, we strive to ensure that there are no barriers to spay and neuter.

From its founding in late 2001 through 2007, Peninsula Spay/Neuter Project facilitated over 10,000 spays and neuters of pet cats and dogs, as well as feral and free-roaming cats. This was done with a volunteer staff.
PSNP was the first organization in the Puget Sound region to focus on pit bull overpopulation. Over 300 dogs were sterilized free of charge in 2006 and 2007.
PSNP was the first organization in Pierce County to focus on the overpopulation of feral and free-roaming cats. Over 5,200 cats were sterilized via trap/neuter/return between 2001–2007.
On March 3rd, 2008, PSNP opened the first low-cost, high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinic in the Puget Sound Region and officially changed its name to Coalition: HUMAnE (Humans United to Minimize Animal Euthanasia).
Our ever-growing surgery schedule brought with it the challenge of working in increasingly cramped quarters. In 2011, our dedicated staff performed nearly 11,000 surgeries in just 2,400 square feet. With the clinic lease expiring in November of 2012 and a goal to perform at least 12,000 surgeries that year, our board and staff decided it was the perfect opportunity to take a hard look at whether our current building could continue to adequately serve our mission and goals. The conclusion was quickly drawn that it was time to start looking into the possibility of purchasing our very own building. Our transport program has allowed us to bring affordable spay and neuter services to communities that do not have it, and that is making a huge difference in the number of pets surrendered to shelters.

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Northwest Spay & Neuter Center

Board of directors
as of 03/21/2019
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Board chair

Laura Fox

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Term: 2014 - 2018

Jan Schwenger

Nigel Malden

Laura Fox

Hans Hechtman

Chris Kim

Galen Annest

Amy Pagano

Nicole Fujie

John Diedrich

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