Let's Move TICA Forward!

Thirty-five years ago a group of cat fanciers and enthusiasts met in Point Lookout, Missouri.

They envisioned the world's most progressive and modern cat association where all members had a voice and a vote and all cats from pedigree cats to household pets would be judged and recognized equally.  They also envisioned a newsletter (The Trend) to keep the membership informed, and a yearly publication (the TICA Yearbook) to showcase all the winners and preserve the association's history. Last, but not least, they envisioned the most rigorous and respected judges' program in the cat fancy.

That weekend, their vision became The International Cat Association (TICA), the world's largest genetic registry of cats.

Over the last 35 years we (as an association) have made many positive changes. However, we should never forget our roots and the reasons TICA was originally formed.

We need to continue to expand our vision and "Move TICA Forward" by continuously updating our computer services to include pedigrees by e-mail, complete litter registrations and continuous tracking of our experimental,  foundation and established breeds. 

We must re-focus our efforts on celebrating our cats at the regional and international level.

The Annual Awards Ceremony should be the biggest celebration of the year, where we celebrate the wins of our cats and acknowledge the best of best in each breed.

We need to always celebrate our cats, because after all, that is why we are here in the first place....... It's All About The CATS!

Visit our pages to learn more about our backgrounds and ideas to move TICA forward.  
Our thoughts for TICA's future are available in several languages on this site.

Fate Mays
Fate Mays
Vicki Jo Harrison
Vicki Jo Harrison