I'm riding for the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter in memory of my kitty Penelope that was with me through a number of the challenges that life threw at me.
The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary
El Tour de Tucson is a 501(c)3 non-profit that rides to support charities, community, health and wellness. We create a Life Changing Experience for all of Life's Cycles.
Since 1983 more than 100 local, national, and international non-profit charities have raised over $101 million for their own organizations and causes.
<p>Arizona&#39;s first no-kill animal shelter, The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary has been a refuge for homeless cats and kittens, especially those considered unadoptable by other organizations, since 1965. We are both an adoption facility and a long-term sanctuary. In 2013, through the American Sanctuary Association, our cage-free shelter became an accredited sanctuary. We remain the only accredited cat sanctuary in Arizona, and we are one of very few shelters in the entire U.S. which serves as a sanctuary for cats with FIV (Feline Immune-Deficiency Virus), and FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). Since 2015, over 700 cats and kittens were transferred to us from municipal shelters where they may have been unnecessarily euthanized.</p><p>In addition, The Hermitage has its own medical suite where we can provide state-of-the-art care for our cats. Providing in-house medical care greatly reduces the stress on the cats and has cost-saving benefits. We will work for animal welfare and protection, advocating a no-kill philosophy, until it is the standard across the nation.</p>