SPAY / NEUTER IS OUR #1 PRIORITY
LA is home to an estimated 3 million homeless cats. A female can become pregnant as young as four months of age and can have up to 8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years. THIS is why shelters across the country are constantly flooded with unwanted cats and kittens and the solution is so simple, fix more cats.
Unweaned kittens require constant care and put an enormous stress on shelters. Of the nearly 8,500 unweaned kittens brought to the LA county shelters, 4,738 were euthanized. Thats almost 60% of the homeless kitties dying needlessly.
Spay/Neuter has many benefits for cats and communities and in both LA city and county, all cats and dogs are required by law to be spayed or neutered no later than 4 months of age.
Studies show spayed and neutered cats lead healthier and longer lives, and the procedure virtually eliminates the chances for certain kinds of cancerous tumors and deadly ovarian infections. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) benefits everyone because it reduces the number of stray cats and curbs unwanted behaviors associated with mating such a fighting, yowling, and urine spraying.
Do you have feral cats in your neighborhood that you’d like to get fixed? Is there a friendly stray cat that you’re concerned about? Have you noticed litters of kittens springing up left and right? Instead of ignoring the problem, why not donate a little time and SAVE kittens by fixing a few cats.
Did you know if you donate just a few hours per year to trap and fix 3 female cats you'll save at least 24 kittens from ever ending up at a shelter or suffering on the street!
FixNation can help by providing free spay/neuter services for homeless stray and feral cats AND they offer low cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, deworming and microchips' for pet cats and kittens. They also accept city of LA spay/neuter vouchers which will offset almost all the cost.
Please note, to bring a cat to FixNation you must first become an approved trapper, which means learning how properly use a humane cat trap, and safely transport kitties to and from the clinic. FixNation doesn't not accept cats in collapsable traps, so please visit FixNation.org learn what they will and will not accept. FixNation will loan out humane traps for free to the public.
Want to start your own small trapping team, and make the work even easier? Just shoot us an email and we'll be happy to offer advise.