People have stereotypes about what a crazy cat woman looks like, but she is clearly an exception.
Meet Lynea Lattanzio, who readily admits to being an “eccentric, crazy cat lady” with a tremendous heart for her feline pets.
She had been an animal champion for virtually her entire life, saving as many animals as she could, but she was also aware that there were still innumerable creatures that had to live on the streets. That’s why she decided to accept a slew of stray cats into her vast, 4,200-square-foot mansion.
In fact, she currently has almost a thousand cats living with her!
The entire house is full of cats.
It’s a nice thing Lattanzio’s house is so huge, but the woman has actually’moved out’ of one of her bedrooms to give the cats more room.
The house has five bedrooms, but Lynea chooses to remain in a small trailer in the backyard. This keeps her connected to nature and surrounded by her feline buddies.
Lynea started the largest no-cage kitty sanctuary in California about thirty years ago.
The Cat House of the Kings shelter has undoubtedly improved the lives of innumerable cats throughout the years. They were mainly stray, feral, or left cats that had found happiness at the refuge. Since the group started more than 30 years ago, it is thought that it has helped close to 30,000 of these cats.
According to the group’s website, “The Cat House on the Kings is California’s biggest no-cage, no-kill, lifelong cat refuge and adoption center.” “Our goals are to find full of love, forever housing for rescued cats and kittens; to provide a safe, happy, and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a one-of-a-kind, no-cage facility; to help stop pet overcrowding through spaying; and to inform the population about responsible pet ownership.”
“Since its inception 29 years ago, The Cat House on the Kings has rescued over 30,000 cats and 7,100 dogs (not to mention the 56,000 animals we’ve spayed and neutered! and now looks for around 700 cats and kittens, a dozen or so dogs, and dozens of peacocks. ”
Fortunately, Lynea can rely on the invaluable assistance she receives from volunteers and employees.
All of these creatures require feeding, and there is always someone who requires medical treatment. Taking care of over a thousand cats is no simple task, and Lynea thinks that the annual cost will be over 1.6 million dollars.
All of the cats are available for adoption.
The expense of caring for these animals at Lynea’s at the shelter is significant, and the organization does not have a stable source of funding.
Thankfully, there is one extremely kind contributor who has helped out tremendously.
Doreen Wallet had a lot of properties and had no idea what to do with them.
As a result, she chose to donate it to the sanctuary, allowing them to expand their refuge by at least six acres.
They were also able to construct a large cat-proof fence, allowing the cats to wander freely and without fear. Lynea’s house companions have also captured the attention of the media, where she is called the “ultimate cat woman.”
Lynea’s interview and tour of her home have almost ten million views on YouTube.
“She treats them wonderfully,” remarked one person. “It’s a lot better than hoarders who have cats wandering around with problems.” She deserves recognition. They all adore her and aren’t afraid of her. She is a great blessing. ”
Another person stated,
“I don’t think she’s a crazy cat woman; she’s a nice person who cares about animals.”
Check out Lynea’s beautiful house below!