HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TICA! YOU’RE 30 YEARS OLD!

 

June 1 marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats! Yup, it’s TICA.

 

 

TICA's First Best Cat 1979-1980 (Persian)

TICA's First Best Cat 1979-1980 (Persian)

It’s been an exciting 30 years, and our history is proof that’s for sure. Just some stats on what TICA has accomplished to make it not only the largest genetic registry, but one of the world’s largest sanctioned organizations to hold cat shows includes:

 

  • More than 336,000 cats and kittens around the world have been registered with TICA
  • More than 4,700 participating members have joined TICA and thousands more participate as exhibitors at our cat shows around the world
    Larry Paul Founder of TICA

    Larry Paul Founder of TICA

     

  • Growth from a domestic organization to one of the world’s largest organizations in the cat fancy with more than 93 clubs in 20 countries. The newest country to host a TICA cat show is Panama.
  • Registration of household pet cats and kittens who compete for the same titles and regional and international awards as the pedigreed cats.
    Georgia Morgan - Founder of TICA

    Georgia Morgan - Founder of TICA

     

  • More than 54 breeds of cats recognized for championship and non-championship status.

And did you know in 1979 the most popular cat was the Persian. Today it’s the Bengal! TICA is also known for accepting more new breeds including the Toyger, Savannah and of course the Bengal!

So, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TICA! We honor all of the beautiful cats that have graced our show halls or found forever-loving homes as pets, and the people who have made TICA what it is today!


 

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