A history lesson: Early NWSNC

Our clinic name, Northwest Spay & Neuter Center tells you several things: what we do and where we are.  However, we weren’t always known as NWSNC.  From its founding in late 2001 through 2007, Peninsula Spay/Neuter Project (the early organization name) 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.

When we decided to become a free-standing clinic, we changed our name to Coalition: HUMAnE (Humans United to Minimize Animal Euthanasia).  This, while clear in our intention, was a whole lotta title for our little clinic.  In conjunction with our move to our current location, we changed our name to match our work.  Northwest Spay & Neuter Center remains connected to our community and our roots, demonstrated by our commitment to feral cats and pit bulls.  To date, we have served over 120,000 cats and dogs!

We currently have some incredibly generous partners and advocates that allow us to provide accessible, high-quality services for their pets, as well as a ride to and from our clinic!  We have two shuttle busses, serving as much of Washington State as we can reach.  Pierce Transit and the ASPCA are heroes in our eyes gifting us the vehicle AND the funding to support homeless pets in shelters.  Our goal in serving these shelter pets includes reducing their length of stay, so they can get adopted much quicker and begin living their best lives in a home with a family who loves them.

Call to make an appointment today, at 253-627-7729

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