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Trap banks

Free trap loans

Traps, crates, feral cat dens and other equipment for TNR projects can be borrowed at no cost. This is only for TNR-certified individuals in New York City. These can be picked up at one of the trap banks listed below. Make reservations at least two weeks before your trapping dates and after you've scheduled your spay/neuter appointments. Remember to borrow trap dividers. When you're done, return the traps on time and clean them so they'll be ready for the next caretaker (see cleaning instructions at the bottom of this page).

Bronx

Who:  Bronx Tails
Where:  Exact location provided upon reservation
When:  By appointment
How:  Text Jamie at (917) 499-2985 or email tnrjamie@gmail.com

Brooklyn

Who:  Neighborhood Cats
Where:  Public Storage, 30 Prince St., Brooklyn, NY  11201 (near Manhattan Bridge)
When:  By appointment only
How:  Reserve online

Queens

Who:  ASPCA
Where: 70-25 83rd St., Glendale, NY 11385 
How:  Log into the ASPCA Rescuer Services Scheduler, then click on "Reserve Traps."
(Note:  Trap loans from the ASPCA are available only to individuals who reside in NYC and had a rescuer account on the ASPCA platform as of September 13, 2021.)

Staten Island

Who:  Neighborhood Cats
Where:  Near Starbucks located at 2070 Victory Boulevard (exact location provided upon reservation)
When:   Saturdays 10:00am - noon.  Also by appointment Monday through Thursday, 4pm - 7pm
How:  Reserve online

Cleaning Traps & Equipment

At the end of each trapping project, thoroughly clean the traps and any other equipment used, like trap dividers or cages, to prevent the spread of disease. In a spray bottle, mix 1 part bleach and 10 parts water. Spray the equipment with this solution after scrubbing off any debris. Let the equipment sit for 10 minutes, then rinse off.  Protective gloves and safety goggles are recommended.