World’s Biggest Cat-Lady Lives With 1,000 Cats In Her Home.

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Lynea Lattanzio is 67 years old and she has what you might call a hobby. She said "I have taken in and lived with 28,000 cats. That's probably a record." Wow!

Lynea Lattanzio is a 67-year-old woman in California with a passion in life. That passion is for cats and anyone that may doubt that passion needs only to take a closer look at her. She lives with over a thousand of the furry little creatures but it’s all for a good reason. Eventually Lynea had so many cats that she had to move out of her five bedroom house because there was no more room. Now, there are no small five bedroom houses around so you can only imagine what it must have been like in there. She ended up starting “Cat House On The Kings." It's a no-kill, non-caged cat sanctuary located in Parlier, California. All of the cats are taken care of and are available for adoption. A staff of more than fifty people cleans up after them, feeds them and takes the best of care of each and every cat. They even have a veterinarian, an ICU, and an animal hospital. They take in older or sick cats and help them out. The main goal for every cat, however, is to find them good, loving homes. If you live in the region and are looking for a new cat or two, it’s a good place to visit. They probably have the largest selection in the state!

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Lynea eventually created "Cat House On The Kings". It's a no-kill, non-caged cat sanctuary located in Parlier, California.

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Running the shelter runs well over a million dollars every year. It's a lot of money for sure but it's money well spent.

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Lynea said, "I like cats because they are independent, they are beautiful, they are just graceful, and I enjoy watching them." They can also be a bit messy and time consuming.

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When Lynea found herself with no more room she gladly left her five bedroom home. She needed a larger space.

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There is special fencing in place on the grounds to keep the cats from leaving the area. They have plenty of room to roam wherever they want inside of them though.

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The facility has spayed and neutered over 40,000 cats and dogs over the years. They have also saved more than 24,000 others.

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Cat House On The Kings offers adoptions and they have plenty to choose from. They hope that you can keep the number below 15 though, for obvious reasons.

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Lynea began her fascination with cats when her father's cats died. She went over to the local shelter to get him a couple of new ones but ended up leaving with 15 kittens.

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The facility now has more than 45 people working there. That number doesn't even take into consideration all of the volunteers that work there.

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Lynea might fit into the stereotype of that "crazy cat lady" but her intentions are all good. She offers a great service to the area and everyone knows that what she is doing is a good thing.

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As you can imagine, feeding time takes more than an hour to carry out. Look at all of the little guys that want to eat!

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The goal of the facility is to find a loving home for each and every cat. There will never be a shortage to choose from that's for sure.

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What started out as a love for the cats has grown into a full fledged business. The facility now has a veterinarian, ICU, and an animal hospital. They love to take in older or sick cats and help them out.

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Lynea is so serious about this that she has sold her wedding ring and her car. She has also spent all of her retirement money to take care of more than 1,100 cats. Amazing.

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You have to be careful when walking the grounds of the facility. you never know when you'll come across a predator! Chances are pretty good it will be sooner rather than later.

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The cats live like kings and they aren't camera shy either. They all need homes but why would they be in a rush to leave this paradise?

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Meal time can get a bit crowded as you can see here. The cats don't seem to mind at all though. It looks like they are just waiting for their turn at the bowl.

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There are more than 50 people who help feed the cats and clean up after them. You can only imagine the amount of hair they must generate and the litter boxes is a whole different story!

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Cats spend a good part of their lives napping. They have plenty of comfortable areas to do just that in this wonderful facility.

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