FAQ

Flatbush Cats is a TNR-focused cat rescue organization focused on reducing and managing the outdoor cat population in our Brooklyn neighborhood. 

We’re not a shelter and do not accept cats from the public. Please contact Animal Care Centers of NYC for more info. The cats we rescue for adoption primarily come from trap, neuter, return work in our area.

We’re a small team of volunteers - which often means we might be slow to respond, or unable to support many types of requests for TNR and foster support. If the FAQs below don’t answer your question, feel free to get in touch. 

Which areas do you support? 

Mainly Flatbush (11226 zip code). Our goal is to build up a TNR + volunteer network here.

If you’re looking for help outside of Flatbush, try contacting The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals or Neighborhood Cats. If you found a cat and aren’t sure where to take it, please contact Animal Care Centers of NYC for more info.

Can you spay or neuter my cat?

We’ve partnered with The Toby Project to offer free or low-cost spay neuter and vaccination services to low income residents. See this page for all the details and upcoming dates.

There are some cats on my street or backyard that need to be spayed/neutered. Can you help?

The best way to help them is to take the free, one-hour trap, neuter, return (TNR) online certification class here. If you live in Flatbush, please feel free to contact us for tips and guidance after you’ve taken the class. We prioritize support for TNR certified volunteers.

If you’re not in Flatbush, please do a Google and Instagram search to find local rescues in your area and contact them. In many cases a TNR/rescue group might not exist yet – that’s what happened to us and why we exist! 

There is a friendly stray outside that needs a home. Can you help find him one?

Our support is limited to the local Flatbush area, and even then we are not equipped to handle intake for all of the friendly strays on the street. There are just too many. If you’re able to foster the cat or find a friend who can take them in, even holding them in a bathroom for a few days, we can give you tips on getting them healthy and finding a new home or foster. Please note our priority is making sure every cat in Flatbush has been spayed/neutered, we are not a shelter.

There is a litter of kittens nearby. Can you take them and help get them adopted?

Because so many cats need help and our resources are limited, it’s not possible for us to come trap or rescue cats from your area.  

If you are in Flatbush, please send us an email with the following info: your location (cross streets), photos of cats, description of all cats in the area/colony, and if you’re able to provide fostering or transport. Let us know if you’re willing to take the TNR class as well. We prioritize support for TNR certified volunteers.

If you’re not in Flatbush, please do a Google and Instagram search to find local rescues in your area and contact them. In many cases a TNR/rescue group might not exist yet – that’s what happened to us and why we exist! 

OK I took the TNR class! Can you help me get started? 

If you’re in or near Flatbush, we’re happy to provide mentoring support and help you get started. 

Please get in touch, and join our Brooklyn TNR Facebook Group for support to connect with other volunteers. This group is only for TNR certified volunteers.

We can also loan you traps and dividers to support your first project.


Get in touch

We don’t have a physical location open to the public.

Adoption visits are scheduled at the foster’s home, usually in central Brooklyn.

Due to time constraints, please note we’re not able to respond to every email.

flatbushtnr@gmail.com