Cat Tales Zoological Park was founded in early 1991 by, cofounders, Mike & Debbie Wyche. We were registered with the Secretary of the State of Washington as a non profit charity and Incorporated on July 27, 1991. We have been licensed by the USDA as a "Class C - Exhibitor", the classification given to all major zoos, since August 2, 1991. We were classified as a 501(c)3 with the IRS on December 10, 1991, and granted permanent status in 1996.
The first summer there were four cats and the tours started and ended in the house. Our gift shop was half of the living room with photos on the walls. Our visitors parked in what was the front yard and came through the front door to sign in. The tours started out the front door, included the four cats, and came in the back door where the guest surveys were on the kitchen counter.