The Remarkably Generous Woman Behind the California Sanctuary That Houses Over 1,100 Cats

Barcroft TV recently spoke with Lynea Lattanzio, the remarkable woman who runs Cat House on the Kings, a no-kill 12-acre sanctuary in Parlier, California that provides a safe home to over 1,100 rescued cats. Her feline brood has grown by over 400 since we last wrote about the sanctuary in 2008. During the interview, Lattanzio explained how she’s been able to afford a home for all the cats (and some dogs).

There wasn’t a room for me anymore. I ended up with 60-something cats in my bedroom, with dogs, and I just said that’s it, and I moved out. We had a rental on our property, and I moved to that rental. I went from 4,200-square-foot 5-bedroom home with a pool, and a wet bar and a view of the river to a 1,600-1,800 square foot mobile home with a view of a rusty metal shed. I’ve come up in the world. When I first started this endeavor, I was out of my own pocket for seven years. I spent my retirement, I sold my car, I sold my wedding ring.

Many of the cats are up for adoption, all of whom have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas, worms and ear mites, tested for FeLV/FIV and litter-box trained.

If you are interested in adopting, you would go to our website and fill out the adoption form. There are five hundred up for adoption that are friendly and ready to go.

There’s also more information on how to make a donation, sponsor a cat or volunteer.