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Fixnation Inc

Rating: 4.88 stars   125 reviews 6,544

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

7680 Clybourn Avenue Los Angeles CA 91352 USA

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 fixed nearly 75,000 cats since its inception in 2007! In this same time, the euthanasia rates for cats in the LA City and County shelters has dropped by 40%. FixNation's work is making a direct impact on the lives of cats! 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:

20,000+ homeless cats and their caregivers.

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 (83% of every dollar raised) directly toward decreasing the number of unowned homeless cats though free and low-cost sterilization services at our clinic, and TNR training and support.

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818.524.2287
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Rating: 5 stars  

i have been TNRing feral cats for years helping so many people in and around my community. Fixnation has made a HUGE difference in helping us spay and neuter so many pets and feral cats. The animals received top notch care while at their facility. We NEED more facilities like Fixnation to address the feral cat population to control their numbers by spaying and neutering and NOT by killing them in shelters. We need more Fixnation establishments in poor areas to address the people that want to help but lack the transportation and education about spay and neuter of their pets and community cats.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been TNRing for a long time. I have helped so many people in low income areas and areas overrun with feral cats. I have no idea where we would be nor the cats, if Fixnation did not exist. In fact, I wish there was another facility, so more people could utilize this much needed service.

Thank you for all you do and your amazing staff!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering for the Catnipper's clinics which reminded me of a big mash unit. Tents and lots of volunteers and row and rows of kitties in traps to be spayed and neutered. I was just in awe of all the people that would show up those early mornings bringing in cat after cat to be fixed.

Thank God for Fixnation as we trappers are out there every week. I have helped so many people that love and care for cats just as much as I do. I know at Fixnation the kitties will get the royal treatment needed before being released, and I don't know what we would do, if we did not have Fixnation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Open more Fixnation's!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We found Fixnation through a wonderful woman named Julie who tirelessly works at saving cats and dogs, through adoptions and spaying and neutering cats at Fixnation. We had a small feral cat population of one mom and five kittens that quickly grew. With the help of Fixnation we have been able to humanely trap and neuter all but one of our feral cats, and we are working on that one. The staff at Fixnation are more responsive than any other business I know. They are compassionate, helpful, and perform services I have not found elsewhere. I am amazed at how tirelessly they work at their tasks and are always pleasant.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I came across a story about TNR by mere chance one day and it was exactly what I was looking for. There were too many cats and often sickly kittens around my neighborhood and the park across the street didn't help. FixNation had me come in one morning to teach me how to use the traps, care for the cats, and how the whole thing worked, they answered all and any questions. The process is really simple and worth it. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to catch all the cats and school started so they actually set me up with a great person that helps me catch the cats and she takes them in for me. They are really dedicated to helping and are very nice. I seriously recommend them. I live pretty far from their offices as I am closer to Downtown LA but the drive really was worth it and I've noticed that the cats are more relaxed and there aren't kittens suffering anymore. SPREAD THE WORD!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization to gain knowledge of feral cats and spread the goodness of Fixnation. Great experience to help homeless cats get fix and vaccinated for free. They also have low cost vaccinations for your pets. Please donate or help the homeless cats and kittens.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I became introduced to FixNation when I found that a business associate was a hoarder of cats. So depressed at the conditions in which the animals were living, I went to FixNation and with Best Friends their help was above and beyond incredible. These people are ANGELS disguised as human beings!!!!! THEY ARE MY HEROS! I have taken my own cats to them and many fosters and their services are invaluable. Whenever I have money, I donate as much as possible -- THEY ARE OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD WONDERFUL!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Two years ago in December, to my horror, I discovered that someone I had done business with had 200 cats! Not knowing where to turn, I went to FixNation and their associates at Best Friends who helped tremendously. Words cannot express my gratitude to them for helping the kitties so I donate whenever I can. They deserve all the support we can give! I sing their praises all the time. I told a friend who is wheelchair bound and unable to take her kitties and they helped her get them in to the facility. WONDERFUL MAGNIFICENT ORGANIZATION!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing -- these people are wonderful!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We had been referred to FixNation a few years ago by another 'cat person'...attempting to rescue feral cats and fix them is tough work...Fixnation made the TNR a painless and a wonderful experience. Thank you all at Fixnations for the incredible work you do...Hopefully, one day, there will be no homeless cats. But until that time comes, we are forever grateful to the kind and caring staff at FixNation.
Terry & Julia Miller

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about Fixnation about three years ago when I was able to trap and release a feral mom cat that had four kittens. I adopted two of them and the other two found forever homes. Over the three years I have TNR'd several ferals and found homes for their kittens. The folks at Fixnation are wonderful caring folks. I want to give a special shout out to "Joe" who is a tireless volunteer who transports ferals and cats to Fixnation and back for those that can't other wise get there. There are so many great organizations but none more deserving than Fixnation and the good work they do for ALL pets. God Bless You.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Growing up my family always had a soft spot for animals. Getting our pets "fixed" wasn't a priority until we were overrun with pups and kittens.

As an adult we purchased a property in Lakewood, CA and I never turned a blind eye to a hungry stray. In 2008 we saw more and more homeless cats. When kittens showed up in our yard in 2009 we knew spay/neuter was the only solution. My Daughter worked for a cat hospital in Florida. She told us of an organization called Fixnation located in Sun Valley. I was unsure of what to do to gets these feral cats fixed. We actually caught a young male and bought him in. He spent the weekend on the curtain rod making quite a mess down the walls. We guided him back into our yard and I then contacted Fixnation.

I went in for a trapping lesson and picked up loaner traps. Our first night trapping we caught 3 cats. I was in tears leaving them there unsure of how they would be treated. I was amazed how the staff treated these feral cats and the respect and kindness they showed. It took more than 5 months to trap them all, our curtain rod friend being the most difficult. Since that time I have been a huge TNR advocate and have proudly trapped and released over 200 cats. Most of them have gone through the doors at Fixnation and I advise anybody wanting to TNR to use their services. I help people with strays on their property but my main responsibility is a large shopping area located in Long beach. It's an ongoing project! I own my own traps now and have learned so very much about feral cats and their plight thanks to Fixnation. Without their guidance I would have never learned humane trapping and after care. I feel as if I've done some good with my life helping these cats. The poor cats don't understand and are scared to pieces. Without this organization, thousands of unwanted kittens would be born. If they survived, more kittens. It's nature's cycle but with countless euthanasia rates in local animal shelters it's the right thing to do. Karn and Mark have helped so many of us and the cats with this organization. Without them and their dedicated staff we as trappers couldn't do what we do. They have made all of this possible. Bless Fixnation and thank you!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be open 5 days a week, maybe 6.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't thank FIXNATION enough!!! Together with a neighborhood team, we have been managing a feral colony in our hood! Fixnation does an amazing job to help our communities. They spay, neuter, microchip, test for FIP & FELV, deworm, and even more recently they have extended their outreach to provide a clinic on Saturday mornings for cats and dogs. It is always very organized, the staff is knowledgable, courteous and sensitive to the prescient beings being left in their care. I don't know how they do it, but they spay/neuter at least 100 cats a day. Karn started an amazing organization! I am so grateful & reinvigorated that such altruistic people exist. It reaffirms my place in the world. Thank you FIXNATION!!! I look around my HOOD and know what amazing work you do! =^..^= Rocky

 
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FixNation has been an amazing help at keeping the feral cat population in my neighborhood in control! I had no idea what to do when I found a feral cat and five kittens in my basement this summer, and FixNation came to the rescue. I am very proud to partner with them in their TNR mission!

 
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