In 2001, CSNIP began as a mobile clinic to address the growing overpopulation of dogs and cats and the euthanasia of unwanted companion animals in West Michigan. It was the first high-volume, reduced-cost nonprofit spay/neuter solution in the region. Our founders’ dream became a reality after three years of community conversations, countless hours of planning, and building a broad-base of community support. Once operational, the need for CSNIP’s services and mission quickly outpaced the capacity of its mobile clinic.
In 2006 CSNIP sold its mobile unit and moved into a stationary clinic at our current Kentwood location. This move allowed us to nearly tripled our capacity and become a recognized expert in high volume spay and neuter surgery. As a result of this growing expertise, MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine asked us to serve as a rotation partner, teaching our specialized surgical skills to approximately 50 senior veterinary students annually. Since opening our doors in 2001, CSNIP has broken the cycle of overpopulation for nearly 160,000 companion dogs and cats, significantly impacting the region’s drop in shelter euthanasia rates.