After a lifetime of loving and caring for cats, we decided in 1999 to begin breeding Abyssinians in order to develop strong and healthy lines, as well as help preserve this noble and ancient breed.  Our Cattery, located north of Tampa in the rural section of Brooksville, Florida, is home to not only our purebreds but also our domestic rescues who graciously share their home with us.  A comfortable mix of people and other cats, provide all of our animals the companionship and socialization they need.  

Our home is also a fundraising center for our 501c3 Charitable Organization, Helping Paws.  Helping Paws is dedicated to raising monies to assist in the rescue of abandoned, abused and neglected cats by providing quality food and help with their medical needs.  We also maintain a website to help those who foster these recued babies find forever homes.

When not raising kittens, we are both honored to be Allbreed judges for The International Cat Association (TICA).  Many years of dedication in learning about all breeds of cats as well as their genetic make-up, earned us the right and the privilege to travel the world as judges.

Pentaclecats Cattery does not differentiate between show and pet quality kittens, as we strive to breed for health and personality.  All of our kittens are raised to be pets, and although most would do well in the alter class of any cat organization, that is not our primary goal in raising Abyssinians.  If someone is interested in showing their kitten, we certainly would do our best to offer you a show quality kitten.  Our successes in the cat fancy speak for themselves.  However, our primary goal for all of our kittens is to find special humans to spoil and love them for the rest of their lives.

In order to purchase a kitten from our cattery, we must be sure that an Abyssinian is the right choice for your lifestyle and most of the time there is a wait.  We are small breeders and because our sires and dams are tested and clear for such genetic conditions such as PK or PRA, and we offer kittens that are guaranteed to be healthy as well as completely socialized, we feel they are well worth waiting for.  

We hope that you will consider Pentaclecats Cattery when you are ready to begin or add to your family.  Please feel free to call or email us for further information or to answer any questions you may have.  References are provided upon request.

Please note that we will not ship our kittens and pick-up or delivery must be pre-arranged.  We travel to many different places and can usually find a good compromise for getting one of our babies to their new home including a premium courier service.

The best way to learn all about us and see our beautiful cats for yourself is, of course, to arrange a visit.

                                    Rene and Clint Knapp