TICA truly is an international organization. Our organization has members
and clubs in Latin America, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa and continues
to grow all around the world.
TICA recognizes fifty-five breeds of cats for championship competition - from the regal Siamese, exotic Bengal and exquisite Persian, to newer breeds including the Savannah, Kurilian Bobtail and Thai.
TICA also is the world's largest registry of household pet cats and kittens. Household pet cats and kittens adopted from shelters or rescued off the street, compete for titles and international and regional awards, just like pedigreed cats.
TICA shows are judged by highly respected members of the Cat Fancy who have completed an extensive apprenticeship and examination process which fully qualifies them to evaluate a quality cat show exhibit.
The TICA Executive Office, located in Harlingen, Texas, is a modern computerized office and has grown from a small operation to an efficient, fully-staffed executive organization. Each year the TICA Executive Office provides new services to our members, breeders and exhibitors to keep up with the growing needs of a rapidly expanding workload. A toll-free 800 number was installed to provide show information to exhibitors in the United States and Canada.
In keeping with the Mission and Policy Statements of TICA, the Feline Welfare Committee under the guidance of the Board of Directors, has adopted the Voluntary Cattery Evaluation Program and the Voluntary Code of Ethics. The goal is to provide education, information, and guidance to breeders so that they are aware of proper husbandry and cattery management techniques. The Voluntary Cattery Evaluation Program recognizes TICA Outstanding Catteries and TICA Catteries of Merit