New Clinic Capital CampaignBUILDING A PAW-SITIVE FUTURE
Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, fundraising for our new Spay and Neuter Clinic is moving right along. However, we still have a long way to go until we reach our goal. Learn more about this important project and how you can support it.
When The NOAH Center first opened its doors in 2003, we built our clinic with the capacity to perform up to three thousand surgeries per year. Now, we perform well over eight thousand within the same space.
After performing more than 123,000 spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs within our community, matching over 45,000 pets with their forever homes, and providing countless life-saving medical treatments to incoming animals, The NOAH Center’s Spay & Neuter Clinic is bursting at the seams! We greatly need more space and an updated clinic, and for that, we need your help.
From permitting and visits from the city to architectural consultations and technical drawings, the Planning Phase for the New Clinic is well underway! We need to raise around three million dollars to see this critical project completed.
Opening our NEW Spay and Neuter Clinic will allow us to increase our services, perform even more spays and neuters, and make a positive impact in our communities. Imagine how much more we can do together. Can we count on you?
The NOAH Center is dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable, and treatable homeless dogs and cats.
Our on-site Spay & Neuter Clinic has provided over 131,000 spay/neuter surgeries for our adoptable pets and low-income members of our community.
The NOAH Center was founded in 1986 on Camano Island
In 2003, we debuted our new Adoption Center and Spay & Neuter Clinic in Stanwood
Our Clinic was designed for an annual capacity of 2,500 spay and neuter surgeries
Today, our Clinic is performing well over 8,000 yearly surgeries
“We have definitely outgrown our existing Clinic. We started doing 1,000 to 2,000 spays and neuters a year here, and we are now up to more than 8,000 annual surgeries. We really need more space.”
OUR CURRENT CLINIC
Our current Clinic space is far too small, and improperly designed for our current usage. When initially designed for its grand opening in 2003, the Clinic was laid out and filled with equipment set to function as a miniature veterinary office to care for our incoming rescued pets, as well as provide some spays and neuters to the public.
The space was designed to realistically perform around 2,500 spays and neuters per year, but within only a few years of opening, we saw such an incredible demand for our services that we were called to increase our capacity through creative utilization of the space we had, as well as increase our staffing, and implement high-volume spay and neuter best-practices throughout the clinic.
Today, we perform an annual average of 8,000 spays and neuters. Our X-Ray, Lab, and Exam rooms are filled with recovery kennels to hold post-op pets, as are our Lobby, Treatment, and sometimes even bathroom floors. We are bursting at the seams, but the demand for our services just continue to increase. In order to keep up with the demand and to grow our program, we need a new facility, larger in space and intended for high-volume spay and neuter.
“Animals don’t have any control over their reproduction. If we let them [breed]… well, the consequences of pet overpopulation are shattering. It’s really heartbreaking to see; overpopulation, euthanasia, abuse, neglect, starvation, because there’s just too many pets.”
“The average death loss from euthanasia is about 5,500 pets per day [who are] euthanized in shelters throughout the country. I really believe that The NOAH Center is doing their part to help control pet overpopulation; offering these services at a lower rate, especially to low-income folks who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.”
Our new Spay & Neuter Clinic will be built where our Events Center is now, a 4,000 square-foot structure which is underutilized for most of the year. Once converted into the new Spay and Neuter Clinic, this now functional space will allow our team to increase our surgical output, shorten our months long wait times, serve even more unaltered pets and their families throughout Washington State, and prevent innumerable additional pet pregnancies. We estimate our initial increase to be around 10,000 annual surgeries, and our five-year goal is to reach 15,000. If achieved, we would nearly double our Clinic’s current average annual impact.
This project has two main elements: 1) building a new Spay & Neuter Clinic which would allow us to expand our current capacity, and 2) remodeling our existing Clinic space which will increase the volume of animals we can save through transfer to our Adoption Center.
EXPAND SPAY/NEUTER FACILITY
- Increase annual surgical capacity
- Hire additional staff to accommodate growth
- Upgrade surgical equipment
- Engage volunteers to monitor post-op pets
REMODEL EXISTING CLINIC SPACE
Increase holding space for foster kittens and puppies
Expand Isolation Ward (ISO) to hold and treat more pets
Add holding space for incoming cats prior to adoption
- Rescue additional adoptable animals who require treatment
Our new Clinic would be double the size of our current Clinic and designed for high-volume spay-neuter.
Scroll down to view our estimated timeline until completion of this project.
- The planning phase for the new clinic began with a simple idea; converting our mostly unused 4,000 sqft on-site Events Center into a thoughtfully designed high-volume Spay & Neuter Clinic.
STRUCTURAL DESIGN & PERMITTING
- We hired Structural Engineers and Contractors to design our new Spay & Neuter Clinic, as well as apply for and secure permits to allow us to move forward with the build.
- We are working on various speed bumps before we can get started on construction, including an issue with the water table which created an additional expense of $300,000 on top of our original estimation for the project, and delayed construction by several months.
EVENT’S CENTER DEMOLITION
- Once all preparations have been made, we will move into the demolition phase and tear-down our current Event’s Center. Many of the materials are salvageable and will be reused in the construction of the new Clinic, or sold to raise extra capital for the project.
- Construction of the new Clinic will take several months if not longer, but once complete, it will make an incredible difference in the amount of surgeries we can complete, and animals we can care for.
FINAL TOUCHES & MOVING IN
- Once construction is finished, we will begin the process of filling our new Spay & Neuter Clinic with brand new state-of-the-art veterinary equipment and completing the final touches to prepare for the Clinic’s grand opening.
NEW CLINIC GRAND OPENING
- We anticipate our new Spay & Neuter Clinic will be complete and ready for its grand opening by Spring of 2023. We plan to hold a private showing for all major donors ($10,000+) of this important project.
15,000+ ANNUAL SURGERIES
- Approximately 5 years after our grand opening, we aim to have increased our surgical output to 15,000 annual surgeries, nearly doubling our current Clinic’s impact.
HELP FUND THIS PROJECT
We need YOUR help! Give today to see this important vision become a reality.