Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

An Overview 

TNR gets to the root of the feline overpopulation problem by preventing thousands of unwanted kittens being born in the streets every year. TNR also reduces the number of cats euthanized in shelters.

We developed our TNR program to help community members who see the problem and feel empowered to facilitate change.
 
We believe it is EVERYONE’S responsibility to TNR community cats & prevent kittens.
 
Our partnerships with organizations such as Pasadena Humane, Spay4LA, and SNPLA allow for Kitty Bungalow to manage large scale TNR operations and offer TNR services to the community, free of charge. 

We provide numerous weekly services such as: 
 

Trap Lending  

If you're going to successfully TNR - you'll need a trap! Kitty Bungalow has a trap lending program. Once you fill out the application, our community cat coordinator will set up an appointment time for you. They will walk you through the process, show you how to use the trap, and share some TNR'ing tricks.

Traps are free to borrow and available to anyone in Los Angeles County. All we ask is that you return them at your schedule appointment time so that we can help others. A $5 donation per trap is suggested at pick up, but not required.

If you would like to pay it forward, you can donate on behalf of other community members as part of our Night School Scholarships.

 

Trapping Services 

Kitty Bungalow staff and volunteers can come help you trap! Because we have limited resources we prioritize sending our TNR team to help community members who: 

  • Are within our service boundaries. (Surgery spots are available to those outside of our service area but require self-trapping.)

  • Have 6+ cats (not including kittens) in need of trapping.

  • Hoarding/large scale trappings.

  • Are disabled, elderly, or unable to physically use the traps. 

If you are an able bodied community member, we ask that you learn how to TNR in your neighborhood (and teach others, too). Free traps and TNR education are available. 

Our out of pocket costs for free TNR services are approximately $25 per cat. If you'd like to pay it forward and support our services so that TNR can remain free to community members in need, please donate through Ways to Give page.

TNR: What's Included?

TNR'ing with Kitty Bungalow, whether we assist you onsite at your home or you are a self trapper or/independent rescuer, includes the following: 

  • Traps/Trap Covers (as needed)

  • Spay/Neuter surgery

  • FVRCP vaccine

  • Rabies vaccine

  • Ear tip (no special requests permitted)

  • Transport to/from clinic

  • Overnight holding/monitoring before and after their surgery

  • Extended care/additional medical treatment is available but managed cases by case.

Other Resources

Kitty Bungalow is not the only TNR organization! Check out other great organizations:

All areas - FixNation
Boyle Heights and East LA - Pets For Life Program 
Downtown, Los Feliz, Silverlake - Luxe Paws
Long Beach - Long Beach Spay and Neuter
Pasadena, Altadena - Pasadena Humane
San Gabriel Valley - TNR Now
South Gate - South Gate Cats 
South El Monte - Stray Paws Animal Haven
Van Nuys - The Rescue Train 

Are you a TNR organization who isn't listed here and provide community TNR services? Email communicationskittybungalow.org and we can add you. (Must be a 501c3 or actively working to becoming one.)

School Lunch

Kitty Bungalow's School Lunch Program provides free cat food to South LA's community cat caretakers who qualify for feeding assistance. School Lunch is reserved for low income families who are actively TNR'ing with Kitty Bungalow or who are managing a colony. 

If you or someone your know might qualify for cat food assistance in South LA please email TNR@kittybungalow.org