This Woman Lives with 1,000 Cats...But It's Not What You Think

Posted by Paige Cerulli

While some might call her a crazy cat lady, Lynea Lattanzio has dedicated her life to helping cats in need. 

Can you imagine what life would be like if you lived with 1,000 cats? For Lynea Lattanzio of Parlier, California, that's a daily reality. Lattanzio gave up her five-bedroom, 4,300-square-foot home so that her rescue cats could have the room that they needed.

Now, founder Lynea Lattanzio lives in a trailer on the property of The Cat House on the Kings, the sanctuary that she runs. The Cat House on the Kings is a free-range, no-cage, no-kill cat sanctuary, and is the largest no-kill shelter in Parlier, California on the Kings River, about an hour south of Fresno.

Thanks to Lattanzio's efforts, cats at The Cat House on the Kings do not have to live with the threat of being euthanized if they do not find a home. All of the cats at the sanctuary are available for adoption. The non-profit sanctuary takes in both feral and abandoned cats, giving them the care and medical attention that they need.

The sanctuary is home to about 700 cats and lots of kittens that live in a cage-free environment. Check out what life with 1,000 adoptable cats is like at this animal rescue.

Lattanzio's efforts help to keep these unwanted cats safe and happy until they find new, permanent homes. Luckily, Lattanzio has help - the sanctuary is powered by the work of many volunteers, in addition to seven veterinary technicians and a veterinarian. The cats live freely, without cages, which helps to prevent boredom and obesity. And you can be sure that Lattanzio is never lonely - after all, she has the company of 1,000 cats.


If you would like to adopt a cat but aren't close enough to The Cat House on the Kings to do so, then stop by your local animal shelter to see what cats may be in need of a new home. Adopting a cat is highly rewarding, as is supplying foster homes, knowing that you've given a cat a second chance at having a loving home. And if you would like to learn more about the non-profit organization, The Cat House on the Kings, be sure to visit their website,

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This Woman Lives with 1,000 Cats...But It's Not What You Think