This wedding is every cat lover’s dream, and every dog lover’s nightmare.
The Cat House on the Kings in Parlier, California is a shelter paradise for cats. With no cages, the felines at this no-kill rescue center roam free. In its lifetime, the non-profit has saved over 24,000 cats and 7,000 dogs, additionally helping the pet population by spaying and neutering over 40,000 pets. The sanctuary is the largest of its kind in North America.
Currently, more than 700 cats, 12 dogs, and a few peacocks wander the property. The animals are all up for adoption.
Apparently, the facility is a wedding venue, too.
Newly-weds Louise Veronneau and Dominic Husson started their love affair in Quebec. Three years later, they tied the knot… in a most unconventional locale.
Both avid world travelers, the couples’ journey led them to numerous animal encounters where they further bonded over their mutual love for all creatures great and small, especially cats.
Veronneau had visited the establishment once before the wedding day. For Husson, this was his first visit. The couple were able to convince CHK founder Lynea Lattanzio to become ordained just for the ceremony.
Few humans were in attendance at the May 17, 2016 marriage, but plenty of felines showed up to watch the vows be exchanged.
Images via CBC Canada