Press Releases

Press Releases


The International Cat Association (TICA) Names Vickie Fisher President & CEO
HARLINGEN, TX -- After a three-year hiatus, The International Cat Association’s (TICA) 6000 members in 104 different countries voted Vickie Fisher President and Chief Executive Officer. Fisher took office of the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed and household cats on January 1, 2018.

TICA Recognizes Sleepypod with Endorsement of Excellence Award 
HARLINGEN, TX -- Recognized for providing safe and healthy alternatives for our cats TICA bestows its newest Endorsement of Excellence Award to Sleepypod.

Family Pet Show Ready for Fifth Show
The Family Pet Show returns for the fifth time at the end of next month. To be held in London on the weekend of September 30 and October 1, the event will host agility demonstrations, free talks, a kids’ play area with a double-decker play bus, craft and face painting workshops.


Carrie Ann Inaba Joins Royal Canin To Rally Cat Owners To See The Vet This Year As Part Of A National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day Campaign
No one can question our love of cats (and cat memes), but that love isn't translating into visits to the vet. While 92 percent of cat owners agree that their cat's health is important to them, only 41 percent take their cat to the vet for regular checkups.


American Veterinary Medical Association - Board takes on topics across breadth of profession
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting June 20-21 in Washington, D.C., took on topics across the breadth of the profession, including improvement of the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference, establishment of an AVMA strategy on antimicrobials, the appropriate age for feline sterilization, veterinary medicine in offshore aquaculture, and the meaning of the "organic" label.


Thousands of Pet Lovers Flocked to the America’s Family Pet Expo
It was standing room only at the 28th Annual Expo, held at the OC Fair & Event Center, April 28-30.


TICA Joins Forces with Merck to Provide Members with FREE Access to Merck Veterinary Manual
MAY 16, 2017 -- The International Cat Association (TICA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Merck Manuals to offer free access to the Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM).


WINN Feline Foundation Awards $214,017 in Eleven Grants for Feline Health Studies, May 12, 2017
Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to announce the award of eleven feline medical research grants funded through the generous support of private and corporate donations from around the world.


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


American Family's Pet Expo
The International Cat Association (TICA) event sponsored by Dr. Elsey Precious Cat Litter, Sturdi Products and Royal Canin teams with American Family's Pet Expo to present 55 pedigreed breeds of cats in competition for the coveted title of Best In Show.


Save The Date! World's Largest Gathering Of Dogs & Cats Comes Early This Year To The Javits Center September 28 & 29
Mar 19, 2013
New York, NY – New York City is going to the dogs and cats once again when the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and The International Cat Association (TICA) join forces to host the fifth annual AKC Meet the Breeds® event on September 28th and 29th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.


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


TICA 2011 Elections Announced for Breed Committees and Board Members
Jan 08, 2012
The International Cat Association (TICA) announced the reelection of its President, Vickie Fisher and its Vice President, Bobbie Tullo for new terms which start January 1, 2012.


Thousands of Pet Lovers Meet and Learn About Their Favorite Dogs and Cats at AKC Meet the Breeds
Dec 10, 2011
The American Kennel Club and The International Cat Association educate and entertain tens of thousands of dog and cat lovers at the third annual AKC Meet the Breeds in New York City.


Abyssinian Claims Title as the World's Best Cat for 2010-2011 Show Season
Sep 03, 2011
Ruddy ticked tabby Abyssinian from Europe takes title as the Best Cat for The International Cat Association's 2010-2011 show season.


Thousands of Dogs and Cats to Take A Bite Out of the Big Apple
Aug 08, 2011
Tickets to World's Largest Gathering of Dogs and Cats On Sale Now at


Cat Groomers Join Forces with the World's Largest Registry of Pedigreed Cats to Promote Cat Care
Aug 02, 2011
The International Cat Association (TICA) announced its partnership with The Professional Cat Groomers Association (PCGAA) to promote cat grooming and care around the world.


AKC and TICA Celebrate Official State Dogs and Cats on Independence Day
Jun 29, 2011
Many breeds of dogs registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and breeds of cats registered by The International Cat Association (TICA) are officially "state dogs" or "state cats".


The International Cat Association to Exhibit at the London Pet Show
Apr 07, 2011
The International Cat Association (TICA) will exhibit at the London Pet Show on May 7 and 8, 2011.


The Bengal Once Again Named Most Popular Breed of Cat Around the World
Apr 07, 2011
The Bengal claims the title of Most Popular Breed of cat with over 6,000 cats registered with the International Cat Association (TICA) in 2010.


Aline Noel-Garel Named Judge of the Year by The International Cat Association
Sep 05, 2010
The International Cat Association (TICA) names Aline Noel-Garel Judge of the Year for 2009-2010 at its Annual Awards Banquet and Cat Show in Santa Clara, CA.