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Transport of Cats & Traps

Transport of community cats and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) equipment can be challenging for New Yorkers who do not own a car. To address this problem, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and the ASPCA offer free local van service to Certified TNR Caretakers.

Wheels of Hope

Transport of traps, winter shelters, and cats are available to Certified TNR Caretakers for their scheduled TNR projects through the Alliance’s Wheels of Hope program. Wheels of Hope vans carry traps between trap banks and TNR project sites, deliver winter shelters and other supplies to colony sites, and transport trapped cats to spay/neuter clinics, surgical recovery spaces, and back to their original colonies. There is no minimum number of cats or equipment required to reserve this free van service.

E-mail for a transport request form. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

ASPCA Spay/Neuter Transport

The ASPCA’s clinics work in tandem with their transport service, which provides free rides to their Glendale clinic for spay/neuter candidates, including community cats and qualified animals from local rescue groups and humane organizations. Their climate-controlled vehicles were specifically designed to provide safe and comfortable transport for community cats in traps.

A schedule of appointments is e-mailed monthly to Certified TNR Caretakers with a valid ASPCA Terms of Use Agreement and can be viewed on the online Rescuer Services Scheduler (RSS). Visit the RSS to review and sign the Terms of Use Agreement.