New Clinic Capital Campaign

BUILDING 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.

GIVECONTACT

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? 

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STORY

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.

Our History

  • 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.”

Stacie Ventura

Executive Director, The NOAH Center

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.”

Dr. Gary Johnson, DVM

Veterinarian, The NOAH Center

“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.”

Julie Mowbray

Medical & Clinic Director, The NOAH Center

our VISION

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.

PROJECT TIMELINE

Scroll down to view our estimated timeline until completion of this project.

SPRING 2020

PLANNING BEGINS

  • After years of operating as a high-volume spay and neuter clinic within the bounds of a space designed to provide routine treatments to incoming adoptable animals, we knew that we had to make a significant change if we were to keep up with the growing demands of our community. 

SUMMER 2021

FEASIBILITY STUDIES 

  • The planning phase began with a simple idea; converting a mostly unused 4,800 sqft on-site building into a new, thoughtfully designed high-volume Spay and Neuter Clinic. We hired structural engineers and began studies to determine the feasibility of this plan. 

SPRING 2022
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
  • Once determined that it was feasible to convert the unused building into our new Clinic, we partnered with architectural designers to create the floor plan for the new Clinic utilizing the insights of our experienced clinical team. 

SPRING 2023
  • PERMITTING & ENGINEERING
  • We submitted applications for the necessary permits, but must address follow-up requirements, such as boosting our on-demand water stores for potential emergency needs, which increased our projected costs by approximately $300,000 and extended our timeline by several months. 

SPRING & SUMMER 2024

DEMOLITION & CONSTRUCTION

  • Demolition and construction are estimated to take around 6 months. Once complete, it will make an incredible difference in the number of surgeries we can perform, accidental litters we can prevent, and incoming animals for whom we can provide life-saving medical care. 

WINTER 2024/2025

FINAL TOUCHES & MOVING IN

  • Once the construction is complete, we will begin outfitting our new Spay & Neuter Clinic with brand new, state-of-the-art veterinary equipment. 

winter 2025

NEW CLINIC GRAND OPENING

  • We anticipate our new Spay & Neuter Clinic will be complete and ready for its grand opening by Winter of 2025. We plan to hold a private showing for all major donors ($10,000+) of this important project.
approx 2031

15,000+ ANNUAL SURGERIES

  • Approximately five 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.

Sponsor a Room in the New clinic

The Lobby

$150,000 20-Year Sponsorship
As the sponsor of the lobby of our new Spay & Neuter Clinic, your business logo or name will be prominently displayed in a highly visible location, showing your commitment to improving the lives of pets in our community. Your support will help us provide low-cost spay and neuter services to local pet owners in need, ultimately reducing pet overpopulation and improving the welfare of animals.

Exam Room

$150,000 20-Year Sponsorship
When you sponsor the exam room in our new Spay & Neuter Clinic, your name, logo, or business name will be beautifully displayed within the clinic. Your support will help us provide top-quality medical care to pets in need, ultimately improving the health and well-being of animals in our community. Your sponsorship will show your commitment to improving pets’ lives and positively impacting our community.

Surgery Suite #1

$100,000 20-Year Sponsorship
Sponsoring one of the surgery suites within our new Spay & Neuter Clinic means you will make a direct impact in helping us to provide high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter services to pets in need. This will ultimately reduce pet overpopulation and improve the welfare of animals in our community. Your sponsorship will show your dedication to improving the lives of pets and making a positive impact in our community.

Surgery Suite #2

$100,000 20-Year Sponsorship
Sponsoring one of the surgery suites within our new Spay & Neuter clinic means you will make a direct impact in helping us to provide high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter services to pets in need. This will ultimately reduce pet overpopulation and improve the welfare of animals in our community. Your sponsorship will show your dedication to improving the lives of pets and making a positive impact in our community.

Dental Suite

$100,000 20-Year Sponsorship
Sponsor the dental suite within our new Spay & Neuter Clinic, and help us provide top-quality dental care to pets in need. Dental health is an important aspect of overall pet care, and your sponsorship will show your commitment to improving the health of local pets and making a positive impact in our community.

Treatment Room

$100,000 20-Year Sponsorship
The treatment room in our new Spay & Neuter Clinic will be a critical space for providing high-quality care to the animals that come through our doors. Your sponsorship of this space will not only help us meet the needs of the pets in our community, but it will also send a strong message of your dedication to homeless pets in need.

Lab Room & Pharmacy

$100,000 20-Year Sponsorship
Your generous sponsorship of the Lab Room & Pharmacy will help us provide top-quality care to the animals in our community. This space in the new state-of-the-art facility will allow our technicians and veterinarians to store and dispense necessary medications and perform important diagnostic tests.

Meeting/Training Room

$100,000 20 Year Sponsorship
The Meeting/Training Room in our new Spay & Neuter Clinic will be an essential resource for our team as we work to improve the lives of animals in our community. By sponsoring this space, you will be helping to create a comfortable and welcoming environment where we can come together to share ideas and work towards our shared goals.

Feline Holding #1

$50,000 20-Year Sponsorship
Your sponsorship of the feline holding space in our new clinic will help us provide a calm and comfortable environment for cats as they prepare for their spay and neuter surgeries. This important space will ensure that our feline patients receive the best care before, during, and after their procedures.

Feline Holding #2

$50,000 20-Year Sponsorship
The second feline holding space within our new Spay & Neuter Clinic will be essential to the care we provide to cats in need. Your sponsorship of this space will not only help us meet the needs of these pets, but it will also show your commitment to animal welfare and the important work that we do.

Shelter Holding

$50,000 20-Year Sponsorship
As a sponsor of the shelter holding space at our new Clinic, you will provide a comfortable and stress-free environment for The NOAH Center pets as they wait for their spay and neuter surgeries. Your support will help ensure that these important procedures can be carried out smoothly and efficiently and will have a lasting impact on the health and well-being of homeless pets in our care.

 

Canine Holding

$50,000 20-Year Sponsorship
Your generous sponsorship of the canine holding space at our new Clinic will benefit the dogs that use this space and help us serve the needs of the entire community. By supporting this important facility, you will be investing in our four-legged friends’ long-term health and well-being and making a significant impact on our work.

Feral Feline Holding

$25,000 20-Year Sponsorship
The feral feline holding space in our new spay and neuter clinic will be a vital resource for providing care and comfort to community cats before and after their surgeries. By sponsoring this space, you will be helping to create a peaceful environment for these animals. Your support will make a powerful contribution to our mission of reducing pet overpopulation in Washington State.

Recovery Room

$25,000 20-Year Sponsorship
The recovery room is a vital space within our new Spay & Neuter Clinic, and your sponsorship will go a long way toward helping us provide top-quality care to the animals in our community. Your support will be greatly appreciated by the animals and the staff caring for them.

Office

$25,000 Lifetime Sponsorship
As the sponsor of the Office space at our new clinic, you will be supporting the vital work of our staff as they provide care and services to animals in need. Your generosity will help to create a functional and welcoming environment where our team can carry out their important work and will have a lasting impact on the health and well-being of animals in our community.

The Building

Sponsored by McManama Trust
We are deeply grateful to the McManama Trust for its commitment to animal welfare and its support of our new Spay & Neuter Clinic. Their sponsorship of the building of this new facility will allow us to better serve the needs of animals in our community and will make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many animals and their families.