Sunday, 16 October 2011


Lynea Lattanzio, of Parlier, California runs Cat House on the Kings, since its inception 19 years ago. It's  a '12-acre no-cage, no-kill cat refuge' where she lives with 700 cats!. The Cat House is the largest no-kill cat sanctuary in the world. Lynea takes in stray cats and  rescues from all over the world.. It is estimated that she  saved close to 19,000 cats in two decades.

Her mission is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes; to provide a safe, happy and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.  Besides caring for 700 cats, she has a dozen or so dogs and a handful of goats.

Lynea was banned by her mother from having cats as a child, started to take in rescue animals and strays after her divorce in 1981. It cots her  a whopping $40,260  per week - or $5729.31 per day - to maintain the animas. She relies on donations and a dedicated team of volunteers to help out with running the Cat House.
Cat House on the Kings

Lynea Lattanzio with her cats

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