Arizona'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.
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.