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Fixnation Inc

Rating: 4.88 stars   122 reviews 6,525

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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I've seen the "behind scenes" of FixNation and I want to assure everyone that this team works hard to do a great job. I love seeing the staff hold and play with a kitty or talk to the cats as they walk by. Every person in the clinic genuinely loves cats and treats each one with love, kindness and care as if it was his/her own, and being a huge cat lover that really speaks to me. This isn't just a job for these people; it's a passion. The important work of FixNation isn't over at 5pm. They constantly go above and beyond to help cats in need. FixNation is truly committed to saving, improving and benefiting the lives of all cats. Thank you!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

Its a scam. If you live in the southern, wealthy, half of Los Angeles county, they'll give you deals and discounts until it's $10-20 an animal. Drive down from the poor, northern half of the county, where median incomes are under $35,000 - nope, you pay full price. Because no one in the poor area "owns" their cats. Hmm. Says who? Oh wait, the prejudice non profit fix nation. I guess it's a good group if you don't need them. But if you're one of the lower income masses they claim as clientele to get government funding? Go away

 
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FixNation has helped me fix many kitties who have appeared in my back yard over the years. The staff is kind and helpful. When I was moving from my house to an apartment, they allowed me to post a flyer asking for help for my three sweet ferals who I was taking care of in my back yard (in addition to the five indoor kitties I had adopted). Through FixNation, I met a wonderful colony manager who saved the ferals by helping relocate them to a safe place with another colony manager. I have renewed faith that there are people out there like me who truly love animals and want to help be part of the solution. We all imagine a world where there are no homeless or abandoned animals, and FixNation is helping make that happen. I can only hope that the concept catches on and spreads throughout the U.S. and beyond. Thanks for all that you do! I am grateful to you!

 
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