TCA, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Diana Fineran. Members of the Traditional Cat Association, Inc. believe that the Siamese Cat that was being bred during the late 1800's and early 1900's in Britain, were fine examples of what a Siamese Cat should look like. This was the foundation of why TCA, Inc. was started.
In Francis Simpson's book Cats and All About Them" (1902) a rare picture of Tiam O'Shane IV is provided and refers to him as the best Siamese Male cat in England. We share that sentiment and applaud them for it." Quality is defined as conformance to requirements. Health is at the core of any breeding program. Why would anyone degrade the health of their animals to achieve a short term fashionable look?
Operating since 1991, we now protect over 90 breeds with a fixed Breed Standard for each that will never change. Our simple online registration process feeds a secure database to ensure accuracy and documented accounts of registration information.
Knowledge is power. Our breed histories, breed FAQs, and reference to documented medical information helps to keep our members informed and up to date on a variety of impactful information that helps all of us.
We like to show off the healthiest cats in the world. Traditional and classic cats that live 15 to 25 years allows them to spend a full life with us so we can enjoy their beauty, purrsonalities, and camaradrie. We all deserve to have that experience. We abhor the 3-5 year life spans of less fortunate cats bred to extreme standards.
Your membership fees support this website, our newsletters, and our ability to demonstrate and share valuable information about cats and this cause. We have made an impact, and we have raised awareness of what bad breeding practices can create.