The NOAH CenterBUILDING A BOND FOR LIFE
Originally founded in 1988 on Camano Island, Northwest Organization for Animal Help (The NOAH Center) has grown dramatically over the years thanks to the support of our local community. To date, we have saved the lives of over 45,000 cats and dogs, matching them with their loving forever homes; performed over 130,000 spay and neuter surgeries preventing countless accidental pregnancies, and provided deeply impactful pet services to our neighbors.
Northwest Organization for Animal Help (The NOAH Center) is dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable, and treatable homeless dogs and cats. We are committed to family-friendly pet adoptions, humane education, volunteer programs, and high-quality spay and neuter programs available for low-income residents, through our Spay & Neuter Clinic.
In 1988, Northwest Organization for Animal Help first opened its doors at our original shelter location on Camano Island. For more than ten years our staff and volunteers worked diligently to help animals in the community.
As the need for help grew in our own community and across Washington state, we knew we had to expand our resources to better serve our mission to save more animals.
After years of serving animals in our local community, we expanded our horizon by adopting a new approach to our facility, programs, and services. In 2003 we debuted our current location in Stanwood, WA where we introduced our expanded adoption and brand new transfer and low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Since then we have created partnerships with more than 50 different shelters to transfer animals at risk of euthanasia to our facility for the second chance they deserve; we have developed the second-highest volume spay/neuter clinic in Washington state; and we have continued to expand our efforts to ensure healthy, adoptable and treatable animals across Washington state and beyond are given a second chance.
• TRANSFER & PARTNERSHIP
In partnership with over 65 shelters and organizations across Washington state and beyond, more than 45,000 dogs and cats have received the second chance they deserved through a transfer to The NOAH Center for adoption.
• PET AdoptionS
Our family-friendly adoption program and one-on-one matchmaking process has allowed us to match more than 45,000 dogs and cats with their forever homes.
• Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
We are tackling pet overpopulation at the source through our high-volume, high-quality on-site Spay & Neuter Clinic, where we have performed more than 130,000 surgeries for low-income members of our community.
• Neonatal Foster Care
Our devoted and hardworking foster families have provided a loving and safe environment for more than 13,000 underage puppies, kittens and special needs animals since instituting our Foster Program in 2010.
Get to know The NOAH Center’s key staff members who work every day to ensure our mission moves forward.
Join Our Team
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors guide The NOAH Center into the future with their unique backgrounds and experiences.
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