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Trap banks

Free trap loans

Traps and, if available, cages, feral cat dens and other equipment for TNR projects can be borrowed at no cost by TNR-certified individuals in New York City. Equipment can be picked up at one of the trap banks listed below. We recommend making reservations after you've scheduled your spay/neuter appointments and at least two weeks before your trapping dates. Remember to borrow trap dividers, too. When you're done, clean the equipment and return it on time so it will be ready for the next trapper (see trap cleaning instructions at the bottom of this page).


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


Who:  Neighborhood Cats
Where:  269 Gold St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (pickup is in the rear of the building at 30 Prince St)
When:  By appointment only
How:  Reserve online


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 have a rescuer account with the ASPCA - no new rescuer accounts are being accepted at this time)

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.