Purrs for Autism
The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter has partnered with the Autism Society of Southern Arizona to create this unique program. Purrs for Autism is for children and youth with autism ages 5-18; it promotes therapeutic and educational interaction with healthy, sociable cats from The Hermitage Cat Shelter.

Participants socialize and cuddle with the kitties; and have access to quiet and calm activities (coloring, puzzles, and books.)

Purrs for Autism is held every Tuesday 3:30PM-4:30PM at Workability offices located at 601 N Craycroft Rd. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

To register or for more information, email our Community Outreach Coordinator, Ashley or call 520.571.7839.

Purrs for Autism resumes from a summer hiatus on Tuesday, August 30.


Classroom Kitties
What better way to teach your students about animals and pet care than to have a Hermitage staff member and kitty visit your classroom? We’ll talk to your students about our shelter, our cats, and responsible pet care, and we’ll bring along a fuzzy friend to cuddle.

No pets allowed? Not a problem! We can leave the kitties behind and share pictures instead!


Kipi’s Korner
Kipi’s Korner is our children’s literacy program. Although aimed at school-aged children, all are welcome to come in, grab a book, and read to the kitties. Our shelter provides a relaxing environment where kids can sharpen their reading skills in front of a safe, attentive audience (the kitties!)

For more information on any of our programs, contact us @ 520.571.7839.



2017 Cat Camp Brochure & Registration Form

The Hermitage now offers children’s Cat Camp. The program is designed for children ages 6-12 and serves to educate them to properly care for their feline friends. The curriculum includes instruction on feeding, health, first aid and maintenance of their pet.


Week 0ne: June 5 thru June 9 – ages 6-9 years old

Week Two: June 12 thru June 16 – ages 10-12 years old

Week Three: July 10 thru July 14 – ages 6-9 years old

Week Four: July 17 thru July 21 – ages 10-12 years old

**No Camp Week of July 4


Cost: $200/week per child


Schedule: Monday thru Friday 10AM to 3PM


Trap, Neuter, Return Class – TBA (1 hour class)

Pima County has a very high stray & feral cat population. Learn how YOU can be part of the solution! Learn all you need to know to help control the cat population in Pima County! Classes are $10 each.