WeSNiP Celebrates 17,000th Spay/Neuter Surgery at Meows & Mimosas!
We invite you to join us in celebrating our 17,000th spay/neuter surgery
at our third-annual Meows & Mimosas event
on May 20 in Bellingham.
Meows & Mimosas begins at 10:30 a.m. in Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Avenue. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Margaret Slater, Senior Director of Veterinary Epidemiology – Research and Development for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Brunch is free but a financial contribution will be requested during the program. An RSVP is required by May 17. Please call our administration office at (360) 733-6549
or send an email to email@example.com.
All event proceeds from Meows & Mimosas will support spay/neuter surgeries for cats in our community – including feral/free-roaming cats.
Since 2010, WeSNiP has trapped, neutered and returned 2,307 untouchable cats, which has significantly reduced the number of community cats. Animal shelter statistics show the intake and euthanasia of feral cats has decreased by 83 percent since WeSNiP started in 2008.
The 17,000th surgery occurred recently after an elderly couple in rural Bellingham asked WeSNiP for assistance, according to WeSNiP Executive Director Audrey Seaholm. The original estimate was 12-15 cats, but on trapping day WeSNiP discovered the numbers were significantly higher – closer to 40.
“In the past, the husband would ‘just take care of the cat problem’ when there became too many,” Seaholm said. “But the husband said he didn't have the heart to do that any longer so they called WeSNiP.”
It is because of community support that WeSNiP was able to help. WeSNiP is a by-donation service that makes it possible to offer compassionate and humane solutions, like Trap-Neuter-Return.
Please plan to be a part of the celebration and reserve your place at Meows & Mimosas.
All profits benefit
Thank you for your ongoing dedication and support -
we couldn't do it without you!