# of surgeries:
24,400

Bringing in a Cat?

Kittens must be at least 3 pounds or 3 months old.
Please WeSNiP call to discuss your situation @ 360-733-6549.               

Things to Know About the Day of Your Appointment


Due to COVID-19, check-in and pick-up will start in the WeSNiP building’s parking lot.  Please stay in your car and a WeSNiP staff member or volunteer will assist you.

Check-in & Pick-up Location

  • WeSNiP,  2505 Cedarwood Ave.,  Bellingham
  • Check-in and pick-up times vary:  Details are provided when your appointment is scheduled.  Allow 30 minutes for both check-in and pick-up.
  • Carrier:  All cats must be in a hard shell, plastic carrier that is safe and secure.  A single layer of cotton liner inside the carrier.  One cat per carrier.  Please keep toys at home and do not bring in carrier. 

Food/Treats and Water Instructions

  • Cats should have access to water at home prior to coming in for surgery.
  • All food/treats should be removed by midnight the night prior to surgery.
  • If your cat is an indoor / outdoor cat we strongly suggest brining the cat indoors the evening prior to your appointment.
  • Do not put any containers containing food or water in the cat’s carrier when bringing in for surgery.

Important Post-Operative Instructions

  • Keep your pet indoors!
    • Males – at least 24 hours. 
    • Females – at least 48 hours.
  • Offer your cat food and water once it is home.
  • Check your pet’s incision daily.  Keep the incision dry and clean.
  • Do not allow your pet to excessively lick or chew incision.
  • DO NOT give human pain medicine to your pet!  It can be fatal.
  • Additional important post-op details available HERE.