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FixNation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Cats, 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 2016 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

188 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Beverly W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beautifully run organization! Highly skilled, compassionate spay and neuter clinic attending with care to the neediest population

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fixnation is a Godsend. We had 5 adults and a 7 newborns show up in our backyard. We decided to try to care for them as best we could. Fixnation was referred to us by the San Gabriel Valley Cat Rescue. After learning, through the Fixnation TNR program, we were able to catch and fix all the original cats plus 12 more for a total of 24 cats. We would have never been able to rescue these cats without the help of Fixnation and they would have ended up with Animal Control and probably euthanized. I can't say enough about Fixnation, a wonderful organization. In the years, and amount of cats, that I dealt with Fixnation, I never had any issues whatsoever. Very well managed organization. Thank you, Colleen Kinsman

Client Served

Rating: 5

FixNation is amazing- so efficient kind and caring. We’ve had 20+ kitties fixed, some returned some not the kitten population has dropped significantly because of FixNation and TNR. Thank you for ALL you do! Buddy the handshake cat says hey! (Big boy in 1st photo)

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I are "foster fail" parents of two adorable kittens, rescued from a truly horrible situation. We fell in love with those two little fur balls - Petunia and Prescott - and are committed to giving them the best possible care every step of the way. So when it came time to get them "fixed" (spayed/neutered), we researched numerous vets and clinics before deciding on FixNation.

Trust me when I tell you, we (and by "we" I mean Petunia and Prescott) hit the jackpot in terms of professionalism, bedside manner and overall amazing care. From start to finish—intake to pick-up—they run their facility like a well-oiled machine. Yet that didn't prevent them from treating us (and our furry little lovebugs) like VIPs, even though this was our first time there.

Dropping off your beloved pet at any hospital or clinic, no matter what the procedure (minor to major) is both unsettling and nerve wracking, but all the wonderful people at FixNation quickly put us at ease, and we knew - without question - that we had made the right choice in bringing our kitties there.

So when the time comes to get your kittens or your rescued ferals fixed, you'd be CRAZY to go anywhere else.

Thank you FixNation - you're awesome!

Sincerely,

A and T and Petunia and Prescott

GonzalezVi

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have helped fixed over 200 feral cats in the south east Los Angeles area and could have not done this without Fix Nation. They're the only resource feral cats have in Los Angeles, every other non-profit or clinic looks away from the feral cat population. Considering that the feral cats bring in thousands of kittens to shelters on a yearly basis. Non-altered cats are the root of the issue of the over populated and reason why we have high kill shelters in all of Southern California. The solution is to fix all feral/ non feral cats to reduce the high kill rate of feline population and Fix Nation is the only resource we have to helping cats . Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

FixNation is an incredible organization. The work that they do for our community is life changing for both the animals and the humans. Thanks to their hard work and passion they make the world a better place one cat at a time. Their staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and kind. We're so grateful for everything that FixNation does.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been working with Fixnation for about 5 years now trying to make a difference with the very large feral cat population in Los Angeles. I have trapped 70 + cats and fostered numerous kittens. The staff is friendly and caring. It’s nice to walk in and have them call me by my name. Armando and Michelle are a pleasure to work with. A great organization making a difference.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Let me start by saying how overwhelmed I was with the growing cat population happening in my neighborhood. Although I tried to rescue and adopt out as many kittens as possible, it was a never ending battle. I had to get the colony spayed and neutered, but knew I would never be able to afford it through a private vet. I found fixation through a cat rescue and finally found hope. Michelle at the front desk was very patient with my questions and helped me set up appointments to pickup traps and schedule appointments for spaying. Monique explained to me how to work the traps and the best method for catching. Armando was always there, positive and upbeat with a friendly smile, explaining how the surgery went. All the cats also received a rabies shot and a flea treatment. I was able to release the cats back into the neighborhood and it's comforting to see that they are all healthy and doing great. I really appreciate all the help provided through this great organization!

Debbie H.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm writing this review because I feel relieved that I actually trapped, neutered and returned a feral Mama and all 6 of her feral kittens to my backyard!! I could NOT have done it without the amazing people at FixNation. From the first phone call, to the video showing you exactly how to trap a cat, to the encouraging words when I picked up the traps and all through the 15 day process of catching all 7 cats. But those were just encouraging words...it doesn't even cover the surgeons, anesthesiologists, assistants and office staff who fix, flea treat, vaccinate, and administer rabies shots to these babies and take good care of them for free. Each one making a difference. It was awesome. I am so grateful that my backyard community will not grow further. Thank you to each and every person at FixNation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a blessing FixNation is to the community cats and their caretakers and pet cats and their owners in Los Angeles County! Because FixNation exists, thousands of felines, who would have perpetuated an endless cycle of litters, will no longer do that. Instead, they will be able to concentrate on keeping themselves alive and healthy.
I have seen this in action in my own neighborhood. I have taken dozens of cats there over the years. I have trapped them, and they have been health checked, vaccinated, and fixed at this worthy nonprofit, and then I rerelease them back where they came from. I have seen the cats in the colony I care for become healthier because the males do not fight for females and territory and the females are not constantly pregnant.
Additionally, owned cats can have the same benefits at a greatly reduced rate so pet owners can afford to break the cycle of unwanted kittens.
I appreciate the work FixNation does on behalf of the homeless and pet cats of the county.

Taunya G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued two little feral kittens and fixnation made it possible for me to get them spayed, shots and microchip for a fraction of the cost it would normally have cost. While there, I saw a number of people bringing in a LOT of trapped ferals for the free spay/neuter. Everyone there treated every cat with respect. I was honestly impressed.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved in animal rescue and advocacy for the past 20 + years. During this time I have been a witness to thousands of companion animals ending up in the “shelters” because they didn’t have a home. I have always been an advocate for the underdog and learned early on that ironically, cats are the underdogs of the companion animal world. The number of homeless cats far outweighs dogs and the number of homeless cats living in the streets of Los Angeles is heartbreaking. Spay & Neuter is where it all begins and where it can end! FixNation understands this better than anyone and is committed and dedicated to reducing the population of the homeless cats of LA and surrounding areas. Their model is so brilliant that it has been taught to and employed by other animal welfare groups both locally and internationally. They walk the walk and talk the talk. It is an absolute honor to be a part of this stellar organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After getting to know the founder of FixNation and seeing firsthand the passion she has for cats and for the clinic's spay/neuter mission, I can honestly say this is my new favourite charity. The love and care Karn Myers and her clinic staff provide to homeless cats is inspiring and humbling...the world needs more people like this, kind souls striving to make the world a better and more compassionate place. FixNation is making a difference!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I think this organization is a wonder! They helped me TNR a mother cat in my yard and I was able to get the kitties all vaccinated and placed. I would not have been able to do that without them and they probably all would have ended up in a shelter and most likely killed. The staff is kind and helpful and go out of their way to make sure all your questions are answered. Please donate and spread the word!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I take all my foster kittens here to be spayed and neutered. It's fantastic and they always come home to make a full recovery. The fact that they are fixing all homeless cats that are brought in is unbelievable! Trapping, fixing, and releasing homeless cats back into their environment is the very best chance we have of reducing the homeless cat population. Fix Nation is making that happen.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Feral cats tend to wander on to the property where I live because we have a really nice garden setting. And since we are such a nice group of neighbors, we end up feeding the cats. Then we trap them, take them to Fixnation, and all is well.

Thank you FixNation for providing the educational materials, the traps and the low-cost/free fixing program. Life is so much better with fixed cats. :-)

Client Served

Rating: 5

They’re so patient and so kind! You don’t find a place more caring than Fixnation. Other places charge you and make it kinda difficult to help. But fixnation makes it convenient . So grateful for their services !

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a community trapper and colony caretaker. I love working with Fixnation. Booking an appointment with Michelle is so easy. God Bless the Myers for developing this excellent organization which truly uses funds to help cats.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is AMAZING. They were patient as I bumbled my attempts to rescue some kittens (due mostly to me not knowing about FixNation until after I let the cats out into my bathroom).

Their services are so important in helping feral cat populations throughout the city. The TNR method not only stops breeding but they vaccinate and such too so that the cats do not spread illnesses.

I hope word keeps spreading about this wonderful group and people truly understand the importance of fixing animals to keep them out of overcrowded and underfunded shelters.

KimberlieHamilton

Board Member

Rating: 5

Henri is one of five homeless cats that I've had fixed thus far at FixNation. I was new to TNR the first time, but everyone at the clinic is a pro and they provided free training and loaned me a trap and gave me step by step instructions that were extremely detailed and helpful for a newbie trapper. (I learned, for example, that if all else fails, Kentucky Fried Chicken is practically irresistible trap bait for cats!) Everything went smoothly with the first cats I trapped, so much so that I was inspired to do more and have since gone on to become a passionate advocate for spay/neuter. FixNation was founded by cat lovers and everyone who works there or serves on its Board is genuinely dedicated to the clinic's mission. Because of FixNation, I am more motivated than ever to help make the world a better and more compassionate place for homeless cats. And my former feral Henri is doing great and is now in the process of transitioning into a pampered and much loved indoor cat.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I could not be more impressed by this clinic -- super organized, expertly and efficiently run, clean, friendly and compassionate staff and volunteers. It is very likely the the most well-run charity I have ever encountered, and that's coming from someone with a background in the nonprofit sector. I recently took in 3 community cats who live in my back garden and things could not have gone more smoothly. What a wonderful service they are providing the community and our furry feline friends. i plan to be a supporter henceforth in whatever way i can.