Tica in the news


Marketing Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
352-553-3665 (iPhone/text)


Download TICA's Press Packet
Download TICA's Press Kit


Media Coverage

  • Fans of felines flock to the Oasis for Europe's biggest international cat show. (3.11.2018)
    Over the course of three days, 18 experts judged kittens, cats and alters in the 41st annual...
  • Top cats strive for purr-fection at Houston Show (3.3.2018)
    Over the course of three days, 18 experts judged kittens, cats and alters in the 41st annual...
  • Discover "Werewolf" Cats, Sphynxes and the Cat-Next-Door at This Houston Show (2.27.2018)
    If you've got a family member (like I do) who's always texting pictures and videos of their cat, then you might want to point them to...
  • Cats compete for best in show (11.28.2017)
    Fur might not fly but the competition is expected to be fierce at the All breed and Household Cat Show and Adopt-a-Cat event in December...
  • Westminster Kennel Club & American Kennel Club Set to Take Over NYC With Meet & Compete. (11.17.17)
    The Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club (AKC®) present Meet & Compete, featuring the 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and...
  • Cats descend on Istanbul to compete in cuteness (10.31.17)
    Organized with cooperation from The International Cat Association (TICA), which operates in 104 countries worldwide, and the Felinology Association, ...
  • Pet Events: Catula goes a haunting, Pittsburgh pet expo and more... (10.27.17)
    A Cornish Rex cat named Catula will be part of the "Ghost Watch" at 6-8. on Halloween night in the Early American Room in Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning in Oakland.
  •  Power to the Pets at the 7th Annual Denver Pet Expo
    Denver pet lovers, pet parents, pets and their families are gearing up for another exciting, tail-wagging experience as leading national event production company Amazing Pet Expos moves to the National Western Complex for the seventh annual Denver Pet Expo. New to the event this year is an internationally accredited all-breed Cat Show hosted by the High Country Cat Club in conjunction with The International Cat Association Inc. (TICA).
  • Cats at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show? Sort of, in a first
    While there weren't exactly cats in the 140-year-old dog show, their inclusion in the "Meet the Breeds" event came close enough to prompt some "what?!" and waggish alarm about a breakdown in the animal social order. Some Twitter users have portrayed the development as a sign of impending cat-astrophe. A satirical Chicago Tribune column declared that "we can't just let cats start racing across the borders of traditional dog events.
  • Photos: Cats Finally Arrive At The Westminster Dog Show
    It only took 141 years, but cats have finally arrived at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Sort of. On Saturday, dozens of Persian, Toyger, Sphynx, and Siamese cats were on display during the "Meet The Breeds" segment of the four-day dog show, and while the Westminster Agility, Obedience, and Best-In-Show competitions at Madison Square Garden will remain canine-only, the cats were a hit with spectators at Piers 92 and 94.
  • Dogs and Cats Together. Hold the Mass Hysteria.
    When word spread late last month that cats would be joining the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, internet outrage fed off confusion about whether the show, one of the world’s premier animal competitions, was about to become a mongrel event.
  • Here's how dog owners feel about cats at Westminster
    It felt like the world raised its collective eyebrows at the idea of cats appearing at the 2017 Westminster Dog Show. How would the animals react when sharing space? More worrisome was how their owners might feel.
  • Cats taking part in Westminster Dog Show - FOX 5 DC
    For the first time ever, cats will be part of the main program at Madison Square Garden in an event called "Meet the Breeds" and some of the felines
  • The truth about cats at the Westminster dog show
    Daily Republic
  • Cats Set to Crash Westminster Dog Show
    Cat breeder Anthony Hutcherson shows off a Bengal Cat during a press conference, Monday Jan. 30, 2017, in New York.
  • Fans flock to see rare 'werewolf cat' at London cat show
    It may look like the stuff of nightmares - perhaps the baddie in the latest Disney animal cartoon or an evil wizard’s malign pet - but this is in fact the cat of the moment.
  • The International Cat Association (TICA): Where Feline Lovers Seek Out Fun & Friendship at Worldwide Events
    When singles assess the date-ability of a new acquaintance, it can feel like going through a checklist. Same religion. Check. Good job. Check. Sense of humor. Check. Whether it’s physical, practical, or personal, we all have certain markers we look for in a date. High on my priority list, for example, is the question: “Are you a cat person or a dog person?” If you answer wrong on that one, you might end up in the doghouse.
  • Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show
    Crowd watches while judge Francine Hicks of Lisbonfalls, Maine judges a Hartman, a 10 month-old cat owned by Kathy Keeley of Atco, N.J., during an all breed household pet competition at the Second annual Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show hosted by the Cats Ahoy Cat Club, member of The International Cat Association, held at Grasso Technical High School in Groton Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
  • These Cats Competed In An International Show While You Were Out Partying This Weekend
    Huffington Post It all happened on Oct. 22 at the fifth TICA (The International Cat Association) Cat Show. The festivities went down at the Aoshan Shiji Plaza in Wuhan, ...
    New York, NY – The Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club (AKC®) present Meet & Compete, featuring the 4th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and AKC Meet the Breeds®, brought to you by Purina® Pro Plan®. The joint event returns to New York City on Saturday, February 11th at Piers 92 and 94. Cats make their triumphant return to AKC Meet the Breeds® with The International Cat Association® (TICA®), giving animal lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with hundreds of adorable dogs and cats while learning about responsible pet ownership. Attendees also get the chance to see the nation’s top canine competitors race against the clock at the 4thAnnual Masters Agility Championship.
  • These Cats Competed In An International Show While You Were Out Partying This Weekend
    Did you groggily hit your alarm this morning, dreading another week ahead? Did you hope that somewhere in this world there were fluffy, soft cats winning awards for simply being cats? Could such a beautiful thing exist?
  • National Cat Day brings out weird, wild Rocky Mountain kitties
    We’ve already celebrated National Dog Day (on Aug. 26), so we would be tempting the anger of the internet gods if we didn’t follow up with National Cat Day, which arrives on Oct. 29. To mark the occasion, the Rocky Mountain Cat Club is holding its Second International Cat Association Event — a Rocky Mountain Feline “Spooktacular” featuring a three-day breed championship and household pet-cat show starting Oct. 28.
  • Dispatches from the Feline Groovy Cat Show
    Milwaukee was abuzz with activity last weekend. After years away, Rock The Green made its triumphant return to, uh, rocking the green. Bay View Bash emphatically ended the city’s summer festival season.
  • The whole kit and caboodle of cat and kitten color
    Cats come in an amazing variety of colors and patterns. It's not unusual to see many different colors in the same litter of kittens.
  • Cat show searches for the 'purr-fect' feline
    Cats typically aren't very social creatures like dogs, so cat lovers can't get together with other feline enthusiasts for play dates.
  • Cat owners aim for purr-fect scores at show
    Tabbies will share the stage with Abyssinian's and other pedigree breeds at the Mad Catter’s Tea Party, an all -­- breed International Cat Association show, on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Invasion of house cats, purebreds and the humans who adore them
    Curious about purebred cats? Want to find a blind date for your cat? Cats Invading Earth, a cat show in Shanghai, promises to be a great party for cat lovers. And there's nearly 100 cats under the roof.
  • They’re all the cat’s pajamas at Augusta show
    More than 100 cats from North America will try to lick the competition this weekend.
  • Rare and Exotic Cats Visit New Day
    Andres Munt, from the SeaCats club of the International Cat Association, presents 5 different exotic cats that will be among the hundreds of breeds shown at the “Jewels of the Northwest” cat show this weekend. The final Western show of the 2015-2016 competitive season will take place April 29th, 30th, and May 1st, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington.
  • East of Eden cat show: A breed bonanza as felines compete for championship
    The Hello Kitty mylar balloons were a dead giveaway that something having to do with cats was going on inside the building at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center on Sunday.
  • An Amazing Cat Show in St Augustine
    On Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, 2016, the Ancient City Cat Club presented its inaugural cat show.
  • APHIS Flowchart
    TICA and CFA have produced a single page flowchart that shows the impact of the new APHIS rules on you.
  • It's dog people vs. cat people as big Portland pet shows go back-to-back
    They are declarations heard often in the pet-loving Northwest. "I'm a dog person," or "I'm a cat person." But they're rarely followed by much explanation.
  • Leave Cancer in the Dust
    TICA’s long time corporate partner Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat kicks off the annual Cats Against Cancer campaign October 1, 2015, through February 23, 2016. Leave Cancer in the Dust funds cancer research through the MMRF, Multiply Myeloma Research Foundation. Receive $3 OFF coupon and $3 will be donated to cancer research


Download our Brochures (PDF)

Press Releases 

Press Releases

From Shelter to Best in Show Cat in the World, Largest Cat Show on West Coast Celebrates the Top Cats Internationally in San Diego Sept. 3 & 4
Mischief Managed of Blueyonder sat in a shelter in Parkville, MD with a very uncertain future ahead of the little kitten. It was a lucky day when her luminous amber eyes caught the attention of veteran cat enthusiast Vanadis Crawford who recognized her beauty and energetic personality as exactly what they were, the makings of a feline star. Mischief Managed, Missy around the house, will be just one of the many cats celebrated in the huge TICA, The International Cat Association, show in San Diego Sept. 3 - 4, 2016 at the Town & Country Resort from 10 AM to 5 PM each day. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

7th Annual Phoenix Pet Expo Features International Feline Competition
(TICA) The International Cat Association and Desperados Cat Fanciers, Inc. present the 9th Annual Spring Shootout Cat Show at the 2016 Phoenix Pet Expo in Scottsdale, AZ on April 16-17, 2016.

TICA Coloring Book
TICA’s World of Cats: All Kinds of Purrfect is a brand new coloring book for all ages presenting the diverse beauty of the cats of The International Cat Association (TICA), the world’s largest genetic registry of cats. “TICA recognizes the distinctive looks of pedigreed breeds and household pets of no breed at all. Cats are masterpieces of nature, each one is perfect or “purrfect”, notes TICA President Fate Mays.

Pets Helping People - Cats Against Cancer Has Raised Nearly 8 Million
When Kathy Elsey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the second most common blood cancer, she and her husband Dr. Bruce Elsey, co-founders of Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat, knew they had a unique position to combine corporate success with a bigger mission - enabling pets and their owners to participate in the fight against cancer. Through the Cats Against Cancer Campaign nearly $8 million dollars has been raised to help the MMRF drive advancements in cancer research and find a cure.

TICA Endorses Nekochan Cat Toys and Cat Beds
By focusing on quality design and “swat” cats like, the Nekochan brand of interactive wand toys and cat nappers has quickly gained accolades and awards from cat owners and leading cat experts worldwide.

Hundreds of Cats and Dogs Scheduled to Return at Meet the Breeds in New York City
Jul 23, 2012
Tickets are available online for pet lovers who want to learn about and have the chance to pet and play with rare cats and dogs at Meet the Breeds on October 20 and 21 2012 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City