Real-life Crazy Cat Lady Lives With 1,100 Cats And Runs A Sanctuary To Look After Them

Sixty-seven-year-old Lynea Lattanzio even admits herself that she is at the very top of the list when it comes to crazy eccentric cat ladies. And it would be hard to disagree with her.

She runs Cat House On The Kings, California’s largest no-cage, no kill sanctuary for feral and abandoned cats, but it wasn't always like this.

She started out taking in and rehoming rescue cats back in the 1990s and it kind of got out of control. Such is her dedication that she's now given over her 4,200 square foot home, with pool and river view, to her 1,100 felines, while she lives in a mobile home looking out at rusting metal. But there's even animals in there too, 20 kittens and four puppies.

She's basically given over her life to helping these kittahs, selling her wedding ring and car, and over the years she's taken in and shared living space with 28,000 of them.

After training as a veterinary technician in 1993 she now has staff and volunteers to help feed and look after the cats. It all adds up to about $1.6million a year to run which is acquired through donations and fees from adoptions.

If you want to adopt one of the many, many cats you can do, check out Cat House On The Kings' website for details.


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