Organizations that Serve the Cat World

Here are links to useful sites and resources.  These are organizations that serve the cat world and ragdoll cat fanciers all around. We are proud to support their efforts.

TICA – The International Cat Association

TICA is one of the leading cat registry organizations in the world.  It was established in 1979 (an offshoot of the AFCA organization), and they claim to be the largest cat registry organization in the world. 

The Ragdoll breed was acknowledged by TICA shortly after TICA’s founding.

Riverside Rags has earned TICA’s highest breeder achievement: Outstanding Cattery.

CFA - Cat Fancier's Association Organizations that Serve the Cat World

CFA – Cat Fancier’s Association

And CFA is also a leading cat registry organization in the world.  CFA was established in 1906.  Not to be outdone by TICA, CFA also claims to be “largest registry of pedigreed cats.”

CFA officially recognizes the Ragdoll breed.

Riverside Rags has earned CFA’s highest breeder achievement: Cattery of Excellence.

American Cat Fanciers Association Organizations that Serve the Cat World

ACFA – American Cat Fancier’s Association

AFCA is another long-existing cat registry organization in the world.  While ACFA was established in 1955, both TICA and CFA have grown much larger.  It is noteworthy that ACFA origionally refused to recognize the Ragdoll breed.  This lead to two key developments:

ACFA later recognized the Ragdoll breed.

Ragdoll Historical Society

RHS – Ragdoll Historical Society

RHS is a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the history of the ragdoll breed.  It is probable that this site holds the single-most authoritative documentation of credible historical facts about the origins of the ragdoll breed.

Ragdoll Fancier's Club International logo

RFCI – Ragdoll Fancier’s Club International

RFCI is a volunteer organization promoting all things Ragdoll.

Cat Kingpin Certified Breeder

Cat Kingpin – Certified Breeder

Riverside Rags is listed as a Certified Breeder at Cat Kingpin.  We appreciate their vote of confidence! has great info about cat care and product reviews.

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