Fixnation Inc

Rating: 4.88 stars   122 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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  

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: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with fixnation to TNR a colony of 65 cats. They are efficient, friendly and really care about the animals that come into their care for surgery and medical care and are SUPER knowledgeable, taking the time to talk to me about each feral cat and their needs. They are AWESOME!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I contacted fixnation and learned for more than expected about feral cats and the colonies they live in. They provide all the information on what to do to Trap neuter return. A great service!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Fixnation is by far the most incredible organization. They are dedicated to the spay and neuter of homeless cats. Fixnation has spayed/neutered over 100,000 cats preventing unwanted births of many unwanted kittens. The do miraculous work!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My neighborhood had a terrible feral cat problem. Just on my street we had 30+ sick adult cats plus kittens being born every month. Cats were getting hit by cars weekly, cat fights with domestic and feral cats were a nightly occurrence, cats were dying from disease and fleas were spreading everywhere. I didn't know what to do. My friend, Max Ho, a volunteer at Fixnation introduced me to Fixnation. Fixnation was so wonderful!!! They trained me on how to properly and humanely trap cats and loaned traps to me. Fixnation went above and beyond to help these poor cats. One of my neighbors and I, with the help of Fixnation were able to fix and treat the diseases of all of the cats and kittens, set up a colony were the adult cats could live out their lives healthy and safe and we were able to tame and adopt out countless kittens to forever homes. Because of Fixnation we have not seen a new feral cat in our neighborhood for over 2 years.
1. Studies estimate that we have over 50 million feral cats in the US
2. Feral cats in the Los Angeles area (and other areas) live in pain from diseases and injuries and suffer from hunger daily.
3. Untreated feral cats carry diseases, fleas and worms...
4. Humans domesticated the cat so we are responsible to care for them.
5. Our ecosystem cannot sustain such an overpopulation of cats
6. Controlling the feral cat population is not only humane, it is vital.
Fixnation is effectively, efficiently, humanely, compassionately and responsibly tackling and having a huge impact on the the feral cat population problem. I have witnessed this first hand. THANK YOU FIXNATION!!! You are the BEST!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

TNR is a wonderful, important program that saves and improves the lives of outdoor cats. Thank you for helping the cats!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing organization! They give you all of the information you need, including training and providing the traps for a successful T-N-R program. I admire all of the work they do!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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