Ultimate Cat Lady: Woman Shares Her Home With 1,100 Felines


LYNEA LATTANZIO: I’m gonna say that I’m at the top of the list of the eccentric crazy
cat ladies! LYNEA LATTANZIO: I like cats because they’re independent, they’re beautiful, they
are just graceful, and I enjoy watching them. I have taken in and lived with 28,000 cats.
That’s probably a record! COMM: The Cat House on the Kings is California’s largest no-cage sanctuary for feral and abandoned
cats. Founded by Lynea Lattanzio in her home, the sanctuary currently houses around 800
adult cats and 300 kittens, and the sheer numbers have forced Lynea to move out of the
main house. LYNEA LATTANZIO: This is my boy. There wasn’t room for me anymore. I ended up with 60-something
cats in my bedroom, with dogs, and I just said that’s it, and I moved out. We had
a rental on the property, and I moved to that rental. I went from a 4,200-square-foot 5-bedroom
home with a pool, and a wet bar and a view of the river to a 1,600-1,800 sq foot mobile
home with a view of a rusty metal shed. I’ve come up in the world. This is my cat free
zone. Ha! Ha! COMM: In 1992, Lynea’s father had asked her to help him find some new cats. She went
to an animal shelter and bought home 15 kittens. By the end of the year she’d rescued and
re-homed 96 cats. It was then that she realised she’d found her calling. LYNEA LATTANZIO: When I first started this endeavour, I was out of my own pocket for
seven years. I spent my retirement, I sold my car, I sold my wedding ring. LYNEA LATTANZIO: He is so fat. COMM: In 1993, she became a veterinary technician to help keep the animals’ medical costs
down, and the number of cats continue to grow. The sanctuary is now so big that Lynea has
staff and a team of volunteers to help run it. LYNEA LATTANZIO: Currently for food, litter, maintenance, staffing, vet, medical, we are
at 1.6 million US dollars a year. TERESA ANGEL: We come in about 4 o’clock in the morning and you know, we start by feeding.
It usually takes us, like maybe like thirty minutes to an hour to feed everyone. FRANK LAVERS: When I first started here, I wasn’t really a cat person but after that you know,
you work with them five days a week, you get attached to them. Everybody has different
characteristics, and you get to know them, and they get to know you. They kind of wait
for you when you walk in the gate. It’s pretty cool, man. LYNEA LATTANZIO: This is our ICU. We have a hospital, an ICU, a kitten quarantine,
a senior quarantine, but that is where our critically ill cats stay. We have a vet that
comes once a week to check our animals. We take animals into him every day for check.
And we have seven vet techs on staff. COMM: When a generous donor left Lynea her estate in 2004, the profits from the sale
allowed her to buy the neighbouring land and expand the grounds to twelve acres and install
cat-proof fencing round the perimeter, meaning all the cats could roam freely. LYNEA LATTANZIO: See, under the trees, all those are cats over there. There is one on
the straw. There is, that’s their feeding station, and their bedding, and their heater
back there but, see there is a cat over there. COMM: As much as Lynea loves the cats, her aim is to find them new homes; not to keep
them for herself. LYNEA LATTANZIO: If you are interested in adopting, you would go to our website and
fill out the adoption form. There is five hundred up for adoption that are friendly
and ready to go. LYNEA LATTANZIO: (sneezes) I must be alergic to cats. Bless you. LYNEA LATTANZIO: Thank you.

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100 Responses

  1. micayla says:

    My best friend mom has 30 cats

  2. MUPPETS SHOW UP AT SPEAKERS CORNER says:

    This lady should be honoured.

  3. Chewyz0 2 says:

    I’m going to become this woman when I’m older for sure

  4. isabella schriner says:

    she takes amazing care of them!

  5. A B says:

    God bless this lady, she is doing a wondering job

  6. Wahid Khaliq says:

    Thank you for loving them dear lady from England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🙏🏽

  7. Evildaave says:

    Feral cats. One of the top 3 most invasive mammal species. Cute little murderers though.

  8. just chill says:

    this woman is amazing

  9. just chill says:

    that sounds like a nice job

  10. peter martin says:

    Weirdo

  11. Matthew Verjan says:

    Yo my allergies would be the worst

  12. Tina Beatnik says:

    My kind of heaven!😁

  13. Raylann Lozano says:

    Am I the only one that thought of Tom and Jerry-

  14. Pčelica Maja says:

    This is Crazy

  15. Why You Heff to be Mad? says:

    Mentally ill

  16. Karen During Plessis says:

    Never in my life

  17. MYSTERIOUS ONE says:

    Gross cat hair in your food for sure 😂😜😂

  18. Petrovich 93! says:

    That's a lot of pussy in one place. Pretty impressive I must say.

  19. Billy Headford says:

    Soz to anyone who’s a cat person
    But i prefer dogs

  20. Arianna 07 says:

    shes living my dream.

  21. Amused But Not says:

    The cats look clean and healthy. She's one dedicated woman. 👍

  22. An Anxious Imbecile says:

    As long as all the cats are well treated and taken care of, I think this is absolutely amazing.

  23. Olivia Jackson says:

    I’m not cat person cats can be cute to look at buy that a lot of cats 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈but I’m highly allergic to cats I can’t be around 1 let alone this many but I I have friend who older lady she LOVES 🐈 I’m more of dog 🐶 person but like I said can can be cute to look at from afar

  24. momtaz islam milon says:

    So nice cat lover .
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  25. Dan23 7 says:

    Clean but I bet it stinks of pussy

  26. PSA de Lachute says:

    The smell of urine must be unbearable 😣

  27. Dregz says:

    Good for her but I gotta say: disgusting, my skin is crawling thinking about the fur all over everything, not to mention the urine smell.. better her than me for those cats because about 99% of them would be up in kitty heaven after some humane culling.

  28. Näomí Wagner says:

    Disgusting 🤢🤢🤢

  29. Lev Frank says:

    Try using a laser pointer there

  30. Brandon Leonard says:

    1:36 the cats have a mf wood stove. Lmaooo. That’s awesome.

  31. This Channel says:

    But wait – how does she pay for it??

  32. Nicole Backer says:

    Thought my comments were going to say…..selfish, gross, smelly, not fair to animals….
    BUT THIS IS THE TOTAL OPPOSITE. Caring, Compassion, Clean…omg the amount of love is truly humbling.

  33. Michael Green says:

    Awesome! GOD BLESS Her

  34. Patty Digar says:

    To have that many cats and her house it looks really decent but I wonder How bad it smells I have one cat and I clean the kitty litter Box sometimes twice A-day I couldn't imagine having that many cats Wow

  35. Nadya Voziyan says:

    Ok l like cats, but it is crazy

  36. Gin B says:

    Hachoo I must be allergic to cats ha

  37. Lemongrass says:

    Thank you for taking care of those animals. I would love to donate money to help.

  38. Marianela vega says:

    God bless her I would do the same but with dogs if a had property and money

  39. Nov Home says:

    I would love to visit that house with a flamethrower 👍

  40. Eva Marino says:

    How does the woman afford all that?

  41. Traci Goode says:

    Just imagine the amount of times a cat would die like it would be like once every one to two months or something

  42. Imperfection Perfected says:

    This is my worst nightmare… I developed allergies to cat's. I have been sick but never as bad as when I became allergic. I got blisters.

  43. Ȼ Ƙ says:

    I love everything about this video except for the music it’s so annoying and distracting

  44. Rabiatou Ahmadou says:

    God will bless you for this act of charity

  45. Lollipop123 says:

    person with cat allergies enters the home

  46. One Up says:

    Feel like i gt fleas after watchin this

  47. Karen Makowski says:

    That not only is unsanitary but dusgusting. Yuuuuuuuiuiuuiiiuk!

  48. Mellas World says:

    Imagine what her house smell like

  49. Faye Cox says:

    She is allergic to cats?!

  50. Diana Posada says:

    Holly ######
    My cat allergies just got worse!

  51. Prime Interests says:

    Imagine the odor in there

  52. Stylish 101 says:

    “A Cat Hoarder “! 😦

  53. Stylish 101 says:

    I bet that woman’s house wreaks with cat 🐈 urine and litter 😷

  54. Genesis McGee says:

    Who's subsidizing this madness now?

  55. fade says:

    Ppl: how many cats do you have

    Lady: yes

  56. fade says:

    I wonder were the kittens poop ?

  57. CC DA says:

    Hey my grandma no’s u I’m Celeste and her name is Connie

  58. Ms Precious says:

    And I thought my girls loved cats as they had 4 at one time hahah😻😺🙀😹, love the trays of food! , no fighting as it’s spread out 💕👍🏼

  59. World of Fun says:

    How does she even clean poop of every cats dude

  60. Andreya Wryght says:

    This woman wins the award for THE CRAZY CAT LADY in the world

  61. Angela Benigno says:

    Che schifo!🤮

  62. New Pockie says:

    I bet she loves pussy

  63. FancyFeet dance says:

    You're my Hero !🤗🤗🤗

  64. Nazneen aktar laskar says:

    She is literally living my dream…cat is love 😍❤💓💕

  65. Bhavika Sicka says:

    She's a compassionate, intelligent (she's a vet!), selfless (she sold her ring!), and extremely hard-working person. She's given up everything to help and rehabilitate animals in need, and is an angel in human form. On the one hand, we have selfish, fame-hungry millionaires who live in mansions, and on the other hand, we have this exemplar of true, pure goodness, and as a world, we need to be holding the spotlight to the latter, the real he/sheroes, the ones making the world a better, kinder place.

  66. Sue Brurell says:

    How about smell?

  67. thiccweeb Emilia says:

    This woman is doing a great job❤️

  68. Angelika Dymitryszyn says:

    What a sweet lady, such a big heart for cats.

  69. Richard Frank says:

    This lady is the definition of a hero to society

  70. xd rosa says:

    When they take "pet friendly home" to the extreme

  71. Rachael Burt says:

    Me when am 50

  72. Nanami Uchiha says:

    How are the cats not fighting each other all the time??? We have a farm and "only" 4 cats and they are at each others throats allll the time 😅

  73. Raven Nevarez says:

    I think I got recommended this because YouTube is trying to tell me that this is my future.

  74. green beans says:

    Wait does she name them? And if she does, how does she remember all of them??

  75. Baylee Nicole says:

    I wanna go there I LOVE cats

  76. HeyItzRosie says:

    I’m surprised they seem to get along. My two cats can’t even look at each other without hissing 😼

  77. Colin Beaton says:

    Love kitties 😻

  78. 25BEDFORD says:

    Better be glad she's not my neighbor. I'd be catching those cats who cross my yard and ship them to China..

  79. Osheen Sharma says:

    Omg how on earth is her home clean with those cats 🐱?.???? She’s living in my dream as well

  80. Anastasia Schenkel says:

    She's no crazy cat lady. She has enough sense to become a vet tech, separates kittens & seniors, has a hospital/quarantine room and adopts them out! OK, starting the day by 4 am is a little nuts… 🐈

  81. Sadok says:

    Ultimate crazy lady, if you ask me

  82. Gypsy T says:

    Bet it stinks of pee everywhere.

  83. Grace Sanity says:

    Please neuture all animals. I hope all of these are neuture.

  84. Laura Michelle says:

    Bless her soul. She’s so sweet for this! Out of the pure kindness of her heart to care for a helpless animal that can’t care for themselves. And she became a vet tech? She’s wonderful, she loves these babies so much 😭

  85. Elizabeth Sobel says:

    Her house must stink like hell.

  86. Nineteenth Gaming says:

    I SWEAR
    The house will be flooded if she says the magical word
    Pspspspspspsspsps

  87. Reuben and Peter says:

    So this is what heaven looks like…

  88. Kandycorn 4 says:

    This is going to be me when I’m older

  89. Quinn Larson says:

    Awwww I love her🥺❤️❤️

  90. Brandon Beschta says:

    can't imagine what that house smells like

  91. FBI says:

    Everybody gangsta until she makes Karen look like a lvl 1 enemy.

  92. redhot says:

    I have two cats and scared to bring in a third because the way cats fight and get jealous now I'm starting to wonder…I must be wrong . Or maybe since there's already a million there they just blend right in?!

  93. Ashby says:

    I went to this place as a younger person! My mom is involved deeply with rescue in the Central Valley, where this is and she’s basically famous in the rescue community in the valley

  94. Dre Day says:

    1100 turds, no thanks!

  95. Grisel Payan says:

    ASQUEROSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  96. prettyhate machine says:

    2:28 that cat looks just like me right now watching this

  97. Da Ma says:

    It’s amazing how she takes care of a lot of them but she doesn’t hoard them,she takes care of them well and selflessly

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