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Mission Statement

The "American Gothic Cat Club" (TAGCC) is a non-profit organization that has been created to help bring together people with an interest in cats.

 Our primary goals include promoting responsible cat ownership, feline education and to support a variety of different organizations that provide assistance to cats and their owners in times of need....

 ...AND...(of greatest Importance) TO HAVE FUN!! 

The club will sponsor one cat show a year bringing together the exquisite world of the pedigreed cat, with our "Household Pets" and all of us who love them.


Cat Associations

Cat Breeders



Membership in the American Gothic Cat Club helps to support the various activities the club is involved with.  It goes to support a variety of organizations in our local communities, that are dedicated to the care of our feline friends.  It goes to support putting on an ever better cat show, each year.  It can even have a benefit for you, the member, who makes it all possible.  The most important benefit though, is that it can help bring to the forefront, the roles cats have, in many of our lives. Send all inquiries on Memberships to the email provided at the top of the site! 


  • Individual admission to one (1) TAGCC sponsored show per calendar year.
  • Discounts on selected Furr-Kidz products.
  • Quarterly e-Newsletter.




  • Family admission to one (1) TAGCC sponsored show per calendar year
  • Discounts on selected Furr-Kidz products
  • - Quarterly e-Newsletter




  • This level of membership is for a member who's work within the "feline community" is such that the board of the American Gothic Cat Club feel they warrant club membership and it's benefits, without an associated fee.  Granting this membership level is done by the club's executive board and is voted on at any meeting of the executive board.  Anyone can be considered for honorary membership and any club member can submit a recommendation for someone, at any time, during the year.  Please see "Submission for Honorary Membership" for more information.

About Us

The "American Gothic Cat Club" (TAGCC) has been created to bring together people with a common interest in cats.  The club was originally named "Country Cousins Cat Club", which has been in existence in Peoria, for around 33 years.  In order to reflect a new direction and a new involvement with the community, we thought it best to change the name to help provide that "new start".  While we are very appreciative of all that went on in the past and all who kept the club, shows, etc., going for all those years, it is a new world, with new challenges that need to be faced.  WITH A new name and a new sense of direction, we are looking forward to doing so.


The club itself is affiliated with CFA - Cat Fanciers' Association, but many club members are also associated with TICA - The International Cat Association and ACFA - American Cat Fanciers Association, all of whom represent and are registries of "pedigreed" cats.  While breeding and exhibiting pedigreed cats is certainly a major part of the cat show / exhibitor world, we do not limit our interests just to them, but include all cats, whether they have "papers", or not.  The "Household Pets" (HHP) entries are an important part of our shows and we welcome anyone to participate.  Please see "requirements" for more information.


The most noticeable activity this club will have is the show it will put on each year in the central Illinois area.  We currently put together one show in September each year.  While the show may be the most visible activity, we hope to put a great deal of effort into supporting our local community and the CFA community as well.