Equipment for TNR projects — including traps, trap dividers (isolators), and cages — can be borrowed or rented from trap banks in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. You may borrow equipment from any of these trap banks no matter which borough you are located in. You must be a Certified TNR Caretaker to borrow traps and other equipment. Please give yourself 2–3 weeks to secure equipment, and be sure to book your spay/neuter appointments prior to reserving traps.
All traps available from the sources below are 36 inches long and have a removable rear door. Use only these traps to facilitate caring for cats pre/post surgery. You will also need at least one, and preferably two, dividers or isolators, so be sure to reserve those as well.
Note that you must provide your own trap covers, which should cover the entire trap so that the cat cannot see a potential escape route and become agitated. You can easily make trap covers by cutting a twin-size bed sheet in half.
A limited number of traps are available at this location. An appointment and refundable deposit are required. Traps must be cleaned with bleach and water and returned in a timely manner.
Call or e-mail for location.
Phone: (917) 499-2985
Traps are lent on Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.–Noon. A reservation and refundable deposit are required. Traps must be cleaned with bleach and water and returned in a timely manner.
Public Storage, 30 Prince Street, Brooklyn 11201
Muffin’s Pet Connection rents humane cat traps. There is an $100 cash deposit. The charge is $7 for the first day, then $3 a day for each additional day the trap is out. When the trap is returned, they deduct the rental charge from the $100 deposit. The deposit is forfeited if the trap or cage is not returned. The trap must be cleaned with bleach and water before it is returned.
Visit the Muffin’s Pet Connection website for a list of pick-up locations.
70-39 83rd Street, Glendale, NY 11385
An appointment and refundable deposit are required. Traps must be returned cleaned and in a timely manner.
Call for location.
Phone: (347) 993-3163
Traps are available for loan 7 days a week by appointment. A reservation and refundable deposit are required. Traps must be cleaned and disinfected with bleach and water and returned in a timely manner.
Great Kills, Staten Island (exact location given with reservation)