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Trap Neuter Return (TNR)
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 public and private clinics allow for Kitty Bungalow to manage large-scale TNR operations and offer TNR services to the community, free of charge.
We provide numerous services such as:
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)
Ear tip (no special requests permitted)
Transport to/from clinic
Overnight holding/monitoring before and after their surgery (reserved for approved community partners)
Extended care/additional medical treatment is available but managed cases by case.
If you're going to successfully TNR - you'll need a trap! Kitty Bungalow has a trap lending program for community partners who are participating in our TNR 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. 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.
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
Have 10+ 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 $75 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.
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
Other organizations in south LA - Stray Cat Alliance
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.)
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.
Please email TNR@kittybungalow.org to join the School Lunch waitlist!
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