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The Hermitage No Kill Cat Shelter

Cause Area

  • Animals


5278 E. 21st StreetTucson, AZ 85711 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Hermitage Cat Shelter is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization supported entirely by donations. We are 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 long-term sanctuary for those felines who are "adoption-challenged," including felines who are FIV or FeLV-positive, and other types of chronic health issues. All of our kitties roam free within 8,000 sq ft of outdoor/indoor living space.


One of the best ways to help the Hermitage Cat Shelter is through volunteering your time. Volunteers take on a variety of tasks at the Hermitage. These tasks might include administrative help, feeding and socializing with cats, cleaning bowls, maintenance or yard work.

All volunteers are required to attend a two hour orientation with our Volunteer Coordinator. As a volunteer, we expect you to care about and have compassion for the many felines in need. Volunteers should be 16 years of age, or if under 16, be accompanied by a parent or guardian, children under 13 years of age cannot become volunteers with the Hermitage, but we do have a variety of children focused programs that we offer, please visit our website for more information Orientations are held weekly. Community service volunteers are welcomed as well, so long as they pass our background check.

It's important that volunteers make a commitment to what they do here at the shelter. We look for volunteers who are engaged in what they do, have a positive attitude, are willing to take direction and have a dedication to service. It's also important to work well with the public as well as the Hermitage Team.

To be a Hermitage volunteer, contact our volunteer coordinator Karina Levine at (520) 571-7839 or fill out the volunteer application on our website;


Would you recommend The Hermitage No Kill Cat Shelter?
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by Karla W. (April 6, 2022)
On my first day they don't give you any direction, you are thrown out into a room full of 100+ cats and no one helps you one bit! No one cares. You could be a cat abuser for all they care. No one watches what you are doing on your first day and no one gives you any guidance whatsoever! The orientation Sasha gave me did little to help. I wasn't the only person lost in a sea of cats. A nice woman came in to adopt a cat and literally NO ONE helped her! I tried to help her and asked the 2 women up front (Sasha & Holly) and they acted like I was "bothering" them when I asked about a few different cats this nice lady wanted to adopt. They started giving me sour looks when I was desperately trying to help this adopter who was wondering why no one there was helping her. The poor woman had no help and was very frustrated and confused. I've volunteered at many shelters and animal rescues and have never seen a place that completely takes for granted their volunteers.

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