Lynea Lattanzio, 67, has given up her home to over 1,000 rescued cats. The is who is obsessed with cats and has lived with over 28, 000 felines over the last 24 years. That’s definitely a record!
Where It All Started
Lattanzio started looking after cats in 1992 and has not looked back since. She runs Cat House on the Kings, which is a no- kill and no- cage sanctuary for abandoned cats. They are currently looking after 800 cats, 300 kittens and a couple of peacocks besides. The sanctuary has become so big and busy that Lattanzio had to employ staff and a number of volunteers to help her.
“I’m at the top of the list of eccentric cat ladies – I don’t think there has been anyone who has lived with 28, 000 cats in 24 years. That’s probably a record,” said Lattanzio.
Giving Up Her Home
Lattanzio bought a beautiful 4,200 square foot home and never thought she would be sharing it with over 1, 000 cats. The five bedroom home with a bar, swimming pool and wonderful view over the river has been given to the cats. Lattanzio moved out to live in a mobile home on the property, which has since been filled with cats too!
“I love cats because they’re independent, they’re beautiful and graceful,” said Lattanzio.
The kitchen is used by staff to feed all the cats with a wood stove to keep them warm, they have an indoor kitty garden and a condo with assorted beds for the cats. They even have a pasture outside with an enclosed fence so that they can play!
The Best Of Care
Lattanzio and her staff wake up at 4am to feed the cats and to give medical attention to any of the cats who need it. A vet even comes in once a week to check on all the animals too. There are currently over 500 cats up for adoption, even though Lattanzio loves them all, it would be good to find permanent homes for them.
It is great to see the love and dedication some people have towards animals!
Source: Business Insider