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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: FixNation’s mission is to reduce the population of homeless cats by sterilizing as many as possible. At the same time, by consistently showing the effectiveness of Trap-Neuter-Return, we seek changes in public policy so that TNR becomes the officially sanctioned and government-funded approach to homeless cat management.

Results: FixNation has spayed and neutered over 125,000 cats since 2007! FixNation staff have trained thousands of community members in humane and best practices for Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) programs. To support TNR, FixNation also loans traps free of charge to the public.

Target demographics: Stray and feral, homeless cats; Colony Caregivers

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2015 we spayed and neutered over 15,000 cats!

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

Programs: To achieve this mission, FixNation operates the nation's first full-time clinic dedicated to high-volume spay-neuter of homeless cats. FixNation devotes its resources directly toward decreasing the number of unowned homeless cats though free and low-cost sterilization services at our clinic, along with TNR training and support.

Community Stories

160 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Daniel80

Client Served

Rating: 5

FixNation is my Hero. They helped me trap, neuter, and return a dozen feral cats which began with a starving and pregnant black cat whose recent capture brought us to a zero growth colony. FixNation's ultra-humane program and caring staff are exactly what nonprofit services should be. Thank you FixNation.
Here's the story:
My partner walked into the house nearly in tears for a bone-skinny black cat in the middle of the street munching on a tossed piece of pizza. I moved the street-treat to a safer location as she warily watched and then returned to it. We put out some nutritious food and she became a snarling, lurking, hissing, fang and claw baring denizen of our back yard. We enjoyed watching her thrive and resigned ourselves that she was not likely to become friendly. At least our feral freeloader never became friendly with us as she bore an annual litter for three years (4m + 3m1f + 3f). Each year, with the support of FixNation, we trapped, neutered, and returned the kittens but only this year with the innovation of a drop-trap did we capture Momma and achieve a Zero Growth Feral Colony.

We've enjoyed observing, learning, and writing about our feral felines. We have suffered loss as only one of the original litter of 4 males remains, Nanna, the one dedicated to Momma, not a wanderer like its mates. Two of the second litter, Tawny and BigBiff, are tame to touch and BigBiff enjoys brief cuddling. We lost Fluffy from the second litter this summer and Feisty, the Alpha wannabe, was run off by the other adults who are sometimes seen ambushing the outcast when he comes around. The final litter of three ring-tailed females is a story in progress. One, LilBiff is shaping to being touched while the other two, Grey1 and Grey2, have their mother's wariness. After being fixed two weeks ago, Momma is much more relaxed and it will be interesting to see if she remains small or gets larger. In all there is an intact, familial, feral colony of 7 healthy cats that cannot breed more. We and the community get to enjoy their charm, antics, and beauty. There's Momma, Nanna, BigBiff, Tawny, LilBiff, Grey1, Grey2 with Feisty around but no longer in the colony. With FixNation, we've stopped seven males and four females from breeding, littering, and multiplying into many times their number.

We also have two cats in the house who go into the yard at times to eat grass or lay in the sun. The grey one in the image is RT for ring-tail. She's 7 years old and staked her territory early with the first litter and Momma. The ferals give them their space as they do for the occasional interloping opossum or raccoon; however, low flying and crawling critters are food.

All of this is made possible because FixNation is part of my community.

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love cats and am not afraid to say it even though a cat gave me my first scar at the age of four and it is still brightly visible on my left hand just behind the index knuckle. My bad for reaching for a kitten in the nest on the third level hayloft of our barn.

I've been blessed with a few wonderful souls masquerading as cats over the years and now have two rescued house cats. Recently a black feral mother gave birth to four kittens under my house and then took up residence in my backyard. While searching how to manage the situation I found FixNation and decided to take a chance on them. I couldn't be happier.

Being a prior service U.S. Marine, I know engagement, professionalism, and efficiency when I encounter it and that description fits FixNation to a T. Skeptical at first, I found friendly and engaged people providing support with care and concern underlined by efficiency. That makes FixNation the hands-down best organization I have ever dealt with. FixNation is a clockwork operation doing exactly what it professes to do. I appreciate that and encourage their support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so so grateful to have such a caring organization. I came across a feral that needed to be spayed asap for she was about 4 months old. The people that work there are so caring and very informative. They also have low cost services! I would definitely recommend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We, my husband and I, love cats but we are only going to have so many in the house (rescued from the backyard)...

However, we still feed a community of about 14 in the yard - some that are there all the time and some that just come by for meals and to play. We have dog houses with heaters, blankets, climbing trees, toys - it is a virtual playground and home for them - and they are fun to watch...

Again, however - the colony was growing and enough is enough... so I found FixNation and thank goodness we did!

The organization is great - the procedure of watching the videos and going through the training prior to being able to pick up the traps is exactly what everyone should go through in order to be humane to the cats during what is probably a very traumatic experience for them (being caged, being away from their colony, having surgery, etc.).

They are professional, quick, thorough, friendly, and accommodating to your needs.

I donate money each other the times I have brought cats in - have trapped and fixed 8 now... and still a few more to do.

The cats all return to the colony and fit right back in... and actually seem to get along better than before because there is no competition now.

Highly recommend their services and their mission!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words couldn't begin to describe the appreciation we have for FixNation. They have helped us spay/neuter up to 20 cats in our area! We love our neighborhood kitties and are able to provide food and love to the cats we do have thanks to FixNation helping us control the population. Communities everywhere would benefit so much from an organization like FixNation. I hope they are able to stick around forever!

Client Served

Rating: 5

FixNation is truly a gem of a non-profit organization. Thoroughly professional in all aspects of their timely communications, training of clients to help kitties in the most humane manner, and personal care and interest that they take with each human and feline. I am tremendously impressed with every contact that I have had with FixNation. I feel very capable of helping my kitty colony survive and remain healthy and with zero population growth. Please reach out and donate in anyway you can to sustain this wonderful organization. They will reward our nation with a needed service that helps individuals control the feral cat population by trapping, neutering and releasing. Thank you so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been bringing kittens/cats, ferals/strays/my own to FixNation since 2008. I don't know what I, or the cats, would do without them! They are an incredible, desperately-needed organization. Love all of the staff and volunteers immensely!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fixnation is indispensable! Los Angeles has so many stray cats who's only barrier to a loving indoor home is the cost of spay / neuter. I have rescued & fostered over 60 kitten bottle babies and Fixnation was the clincher in getting them all successfully adopted to loving homes. We fostered Fifi - a feral pregnant kitty who had 7 adorable kittens! All were adopted w siblings & Fifi too! The staff is amazing! The service is amazing! The love is amazing! So worth your donation. A small donation even helps SO MUCH! Thank you!

Lynne47

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mom and I live in North Hollywood in a home that is visited by many cats. We have adopted 4 of them. Because of FixNation's lower fees, we have been able to have all of these cats micro chipped, spayed or neutered and given all the vaccines they need to keep them healthy.
The staff are very helpful and friendly and knowledgable. I am very grateful for their services.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FixNation is amazing. Service is great and the best part is that the people who work there are caring, attentive, and welcoming. They love seeing you and greeting you with a big smile. The way they greet the dogs and cats is very heart warming. I very much recommend for its service and their low prices for vaccinations.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fixnation is great. There were so many ferals springing from left to right and it can gets pretty expensive feeding them. But with the help from fixnation I can continue to feed them without worrying about the cost of having to get them fixed