About Us

The Exotic Heritage Cat Association is a No-Kill feline shelter, located on 20 acres in the Cerbat Mountains above the City of Kingman in Arizona.  We are a 501(c)(3) corporation, dedicated to preserving the lives of cats, although we do take in a some abused or neglected horses, as well.The shelter is run by my husband and myself, with the assistance of a few independent contractors with a special interest in cats.   In addition to the cats we have for adoption, we also offer feline products made, here on the ranch, by Chris and myself.  Chris makes cat trees and cat exercise wheels that we sell to generate income to support the animals.  I make cat beds, hammocks, toys and walking jackets.  All of our products may be purchased over the internet or at any of the cat shows we attend in the Southwest Region of TICA.  EHCAA’s mission is to provide a safe haven for felines of any breed or mixed breed, whereby they may be placed in a suitable permanent home.  We do not euthanize any of our animals unless they are so extremely ill that they are truly suffering and beyond help (i.e. instances where it is truly more humane to end their suffering). We provide medical care whenever needed, to nurse the animal back to health so that it may be adopted out to a permanent home.  We also assist indigent, elderly, or low income individuals or families in obtaining the spaying or neutering of their pets.  We currently have eight different programs in place to accomplish our mission.  These programs are described on subsequent pages of this website.  Please take the time to read through them, and if there are any that are of particular interest to you, we can always use volunteers to assist with our programs.In addition to the serious work we do, we also promote fun, friends and felines through TICA, the International Cat Association of America.  One of our goals is to put on a TICA Cat Show in Kingman, AZ to introduce the people of Kingman to the fun and friendships that may be had and made through association with other feline fanciers.TICA has always been a proponent of the mixed breed or unregistered cats, in addition to purebreds, and as such, offers Household Pet Kitten and Household Pet Adult classes at all of their shows.  We have shown two of our shelter cats to their Supreme Grand Master titles in TICA.  One of those cats is Blue, the cat on the wheel.  The other is Timmy, who may be seen in the picture to the right. Above you can see Blue, one of the shelter cats, working out on her exercise wheel. This is one of the models made by Chris, right here on the ranch.Blue is a Supreme Grand Master in TICA and a three time Regional winner, as well. So, I guess she feels she needs to excercise to stay fit and trim.This is Sir Timothy (aka Timmy). Timmy is one of our shelter cats who was abandoned on property adjacent to our ranch. Timmy and his brother, Tommy, just showed up one day. Timmy is an absolute love bug who went on to achieve the highest title possible for a Household Pet in TICA…that of Supreme Grand Master.Timmy is also a two time Regional winner, having placed in the top 20 household pets as both a kitten and an adult.