The Cat House on the Kings

“I bet she’s sorry now!” says Lynea Lattanzio, referring to her mother’s forbiddance of felines in the house. All she had wanted as a young girl was to have her own cat. Now she runs the largest cat sanctuary in California, home to more than 700 cats!

The Cat House on the Kings is California’s largest no-cage, no-kill cat sanctuary. A truly unique approach to rescue, all of the cats have access to roam, play, and act like cats instead of being kept in cages. The sanctuary is built on 12 acres of land in central California. The mission? To find permanent loving homes for homeless cats, and provide a happy and healthy home for those who don’t find a family. They also advocate for spay and neuter programs. Founded 19 years ago, The Cat House on the Kings has saved over 18,000 cats and 5,000 dogs and currently cares for more than 700 cats and kittens, a dozen or so dogs and a handful of goats.

The sanctuary is getting some special notice and will be featured on Nat Geo Wild this Saturday, July 30 at 10pm ET/PT. Narrated by actor Jane Lynch of Glee fame, the program chronicles the story of Lynea Lattanzio, as she strives to provide the best life for the cats she rescues. From finding boxes of abandoned kittens, to having to do CPR, and everything in between, life at The Cat House on the Kings is never boring for Lynea. If you want to see a sneak preview of the show click here.

If you love cats and want to do more to help this sanctuary, be sure to visit The Cat House on the Kings website to learn about ways you can help. Also check out Megan’s post about the sanctuary here on Care2, Cat House on the Kings cage free cat sanctuary.

95 comments

sandra mason
sandra m.9 months ago

the ASPCA, HSUS and so many many many many local "animal" shelters give the majority of their resources to dogs. I'm sorry, but I just can't help wishing she had stuck with just caring for cats. )-: I know I'm going to get yelled at for this.

LMj Sunshine

Awesome!

LMj Sunshine

Awesome!

Cathy Noftz
Cathy Noftz4 years ago

~What a lady!~I never heard of anyone having this many rescued cats~Hugs to Lynea!!~

carole f.
carole Fraser4 years ago

I JUST LOVE IT WHAT AN AMAZING WOMAN AND THE ANIMALS ARE SO HAPPY AND THEY ALL LOOK SO HEALTHY.

Ariel P.
Ariel P.5 years ago

I saw the piece on Good Morning America and the Nat Geo special, she has also saved hundreds, maybe thousands, of dogs as well. Lynea is a fantastic woman!!

Donna B.
Donna B.5 years ago

Wow! What a wonderful place. This has ALWAYS been my dream. To own land and rescue cats. Sounds like a wonderful place for them. May The Lord Bless this woman!

KrassiAWAY B.
Krasimira B.5 years ago

Wish I could do the same!

joan g.
scarlett g.5 years ago

WHAT A WONDERFUL MISSION!!



HOPEFULLY, MEDICAL CARE IS AVAILABLE AS WELL!!~

SeattleAnn S.
Ann S.5 years ago

This is utterly awesome! Thanks so much for letting us know about this.