For 50 years The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary has been dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and special needs cats throughout southern Arizona. We love, shelter and protect them while we find them forever homes with adoring families and give sanctuary to any who are not adopted.
Many of the cats who come to our Shelter are injured, abandoned or even left on our doorstep; others are transferred to us from Pima Animal Care Center or other rescues because of illnesses such as FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). The costs for caring for these animals are often prohibitive to other shelters; but here at The Hermitage they are cared for, rather than euthanized, as we seek adoptive homes for them.
Since our founding, we have been the home of last resort, where cats and kittens can come when they are unwanted, ill or rescued from horrific situations. We operate based on a no-kill philosophy and our cats are housed in over 9,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space. We do not kennel our cats, rather, we allow them to roam freely through the house and have special wards dedicated to any special needs they might have.
From January 2013 through October 2015, we've rescued over 1,500 felines! Almost 900 were saved from euthanasia from municipal “kill” shelters. These precious cats were given a second chance at life, love and a happy ending with their forever families.
We've found adoptive families for 1,185 cats! While some are still waiting, we'll never give up looking.
We have promised the cats in our care and our community, that no animal will ever be destroyed to make room for another. We have been faithful to this promise since 1965 and work tirelessly to keep it to this day.
Your generous donation will help us to build a better shelter that includes state-of-the-art, feline-centric space, open rooms, eco-friendly materials, and ADA compliant "people space.”
Our goal is to raise $1,500,000. To date we have raised over $500,000 but we still need your help! We have many naming opportunities available for our donors that support us in our rebuilding effort. If you choose, for only $500, you, or your loved one, can be memorialized on one of our front walkway bricks! For a donation of $10,000 you can choose to be memorialized on our Pet Food Pantry; a donation of $25,000 will memorialize you or a loved one on one of our major living spaces.
On #GivingTuesday, please give The Gift of Life.
You can learn more about The Hermitage, our building campaign or view naming opportunities at www.hermitagecatshelter.org or call us at 520.571.7839