For over 50 years The Hermitage has been dedicated to the shelter, protection, and care of homeless cats, especially those that are often not considered adoptable by other organizations. 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 sanctuary in Arizona, and we are one of only 20 shelters in the entire United States which serves as a sanctuary for cats with FIV (Feline Immune-Deficiency Virus), and FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). Since 2015, over 675 cats and kittens were transferred to us from public/municipal shelters where they may have been unnecessarily euthanized. Once a cat becomes a member of The Hermitage family, that cat always has a safe haven at our shelter.