Old 09-22-2011, 12:56 PM
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The Real Catwoman

Divorcee pays £26k a month to house 1,000 felines.

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Mad about the cat...Lynea Lattazio has dedicated her life - and money - to her 1,000 feline friends.

A DIVORCEE forks out £26,000 a month to look after her 1,000 rescued moggies.

And she was forced to sell her diamond wedding ring and car when the cost of keeping the cats soared as she took more in.

Lynea Lattazio runs Cat House On The Kings – the world's largest cage-free cat sanctuary. She says: "I'm not crazy, but what I do is crazy."

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Sanctuary...Divorcee Lynea with some of her 1,000 cats in her 12 acre ranch in Parlier, California.

At the moment the gated property in Fresno, California, is home to 800 adult cats, 100 boarding cats and around 100 kittens, cared for by Lynea and her 23 dedicated support staff.

The rescued felines' food and medical supplies cost a whopping £26,000 each month, but that staggering amount has not stopped the cat-lover.

Lynea said: "I was never allowed a kitten as a child and that's all I ever wanted.

"I think it must be something from a past life that makes me care about them the way that I do.

"Cats are independent, they're humorous, they're not as needy as a dog - I just love them.

"I wake up happy every morning. I feel fulfilled because I know I'm doing something good for the world.

"The cats love me no matter what I look like."

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Roaming free...Lynea's is the world's largest cage free cat sanctuary.

Lynea's cat project began 20 years ago when she brought home 15 sick kittens after going to pick up just two for her father.

She said: "Within a year I had 96 rescued cats that would have been put down.

"Within three years I had 350 cats and as word got round what I was doing people just started leaving boxes of abandoned cats outside my door."

Now Lynea has more than 1,000 of the furry felines.

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Overrun...Lynea has now moved out of the central house to make way for her cats.

She added: "Up until I had 350 cats I knew them all by name.

"After that they came in so fast that I lost track.

"I now know around 100 personally."

Lynea received the 12-acre ranch property as part of her divorce from her millionaire husband and paid for the growth of Cat House On The Kings out of her own pocket.

She said: "I sold my diamond wedding ring and my Mercedes to pay the spiralling costs."

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Catwoman...Lynea holds one of the resident kittens.

But she is still in debt and owes more than £90,000 on her mortgage alone for all the developments she has added.

She revealed: "I get a lot of donations from the public and also from Ellen Degeneres' Halo program that helps with charities in California.

"I dip into my retirement fund to make up any shortfall.

"I can't retire anyway; I'm going to do this until I drop dead so I might as well use the money for something useful."

Lynea has even moved out of the five-bedroom house at the centre of the property.

And each of her eight insulated cat houses is equipped with heaters and feeding stations for the moggies.

She said: "The kittens are bottle fed and sick cats are given medication and even surgery on site at the special cat intensive care unit.

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Feline heaven...feeding time at the sanctuary.

"There is even an old cats' home for them to live out their last years in comfort."

Out of all the cats and 20 dogs she cares for Lynea does have favourites.

She added: "I have one cat and one dog that I would not part with for anything.

"My cat Daphne, who I got when she was just four months-old and hated being held, is now the sweetest and cutest cat here.

"My dog Shye Ann is a Rottweiler-Chow mix. I used to buy Rottweilers, before I realised how many are killed at shelters. I call her my Rottweiler-wannabe."

The immediate area around Fresno is known for some of the highest death rates among rescued cats.

Lynea said: "That is why we are here to be a no-kill sanctuary."

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Old 09-22-2011, 01:02 PM
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:24 PM
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Of course it would not be a paradise for rats, but definitely a paradise for cats & cats lovers.
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Their official website is here:
There's even a live webcam: just witnessed a fight between a brown and a black & white cat, probably they fought just for fun, not sure though

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Old 09-22-2011, 01:47 PM
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Well *ah choo* that's just about *ah choo ah choo* my worst fucking *sniffle* nightmare!

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Old 09-22-2011, 02:25 PM
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Hoarder much?

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Old 09-22-2011, 02:40 PM
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Crazy ass bitch

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Old 09-22-2011, 05:49 PM
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I bet her house smells like serious cat ass

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Old 09-22-2011, 06:35 PM
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I think it's cool.
2 are enough for me.

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Old 09-23-2011, 01:56 PM
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:20 PM
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that's a load of pussy

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