The Hermitage Cat Shelter is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization supported entirely by donations. We are dedicated to the shelter, protection, and care of homeless cats, especially those that are often not considered adoptable by other organizations. We are both an adoption facility and long-term sanctuary for those felines who are “adoption-challenged.” including felines who are FIV or FeLV-positive, and other types of chronic health issues. All of our kitties roam free within 8,000 sq ft of outdoor/indoor living space.
(AWASA) Animal Welfare Association of Southern Arizona
American Humane Association
Arizona Alliance of Non-profits
To advocate for homeless cats in our community by:
• Actively seeking permanent, loving homes for the cats in our care
• Providing lifelong care to those cats who for behavioral or medical reasons are unable to be re-homed
• Educating the public about responsible companion animal guardianship
• Adhering to the principle of “no-kill” in that no cat in our care will ever be euthanized to make room for another. Nor, will any cat in our care ever be destroyed except in cases of terminal and painful illness or when compassion demands it because there is no reasonable alternative.
Our vision for the future is that:
Every cat is spayed/neutered and is cared for in a loving home by a responsible guardian
People treat animals as the sentient beings they are, ensuring that they are neither exploited nor harmed
The Hermitage Cat Shelter is a world-class organization, providing sanctuary care for cats needing temporary or permanent shelter, and promoting the innate value of all animals